Talk Nerdy To Me: Senior Science Major Panel
Oct07

Talk Nerdy To Me: Senior Science Major Panel

By Aphra Murray, MS&T Editor On Wednesday, September 27, Biosphere and Sceptical Chymists co-sponsored a panel for senior science majors. The purpose of the panel was to give other students a chance to listen to the research experiences and overall college experience of soon to be graduates in the science department. The panel was composed of seniors Jenny Giannini, Julia Palmucci, Rich Gawel and Jenna DeCurzio. There was a good...

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Understanding Kerney’s $1.03 Million Research Grant
Sep27

Understanding Kerney’s $1.03 Million Research Grant

By Aphra Murray, MS&T Editor Biology Professor Ryan Kerney successfully applied for a $1,031,000 grant through the Gordon and Betty Moore foundation with a focus on the relationship between algae and salamander embryos, faculty meeting minutes show. The foundation, which deals largely with funding environmental conservation research and research projects focused on the Bay Area. There are, however, a number of grants available for...

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Biosphere hosts “Science in Politics” panel
Apr25

Biosphere hosts “Science in Politics” panel

By Aphra Murray, Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 12, Biosphere hosted a “Science in Politics” panel. This event was timed so as to coordinate with a wider political involvement of the public, the March for Science that is to take place April 22, 2017. It is expected that roughly 80 students from Biosphere, Sceptical Chymists and other science-related extra-curricular clubs will be attending. Given the avid participation of these 80...

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Campus health club calls for chemical free diet
Apr01

Campus health club calls for chemical free diet

By Aphra Murray, Staff Writer In recent years, the United States has seen a growing need for healthier diets – with rates of obesity and heart conditions sky-rocketing. Gettysburg College’s very own Health Club has heard that call and is ready to take action. They have begun a grassroots campaign to increase awareness about chemical free diets, with the slogan Chemical Free by 2023. Backed by their extensive knowledge of...

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Musselman lecture series brings MIT scientist to Gettysburg
Mar26

Musselman lecture series brings MIT scientist to Gettysburg

By Aphra Murray, Staff Writer Each year, the Science Department here at Gettysburg College welcomes the Musselman Visiting Scientist, generously funded by the Musselman Foundation. This year, the Chemistry Department welcomed Dr. Stephen Lippard, the Arthur Amos Moyes Professor of Chemistry at M.I.T. Professor Lippard’s talks centered around inorganic chemistry, specifically “Metal Mediated Biological Chemistry” – the title of his...

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