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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One of America’s Oldest Skeletons Stolen
Sep14

One of America’s Oldest Skeletons Stolen

By Emma Gruner, Staff Writer Archaeologists rejoice! Last week, a human skeleton found in a Mexican cave was determined to be over 13,000 years old, making it one of the oldest human remains ever discovered on the American continents. The skeleton, believed to belong to a teenage boy, was discovered in the underwater Chan Hol Cave, near Tulúm on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula. As if this finding was not enough, the recent history of the...

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Summer Research Spotlight: Alex Paredes
Sep11

Summer Research Spotlight: Alex Paredes

By Alex Paredes, Contributing Writer When I first stepped foot on Gettysburg College, I had one thought and one thought only – “Get out”. My plan was simple: 1. Go to class, 2. Get the grades I need, and 3. Leave. I told myself I was going to follow this plan rigorously to ensure my success in college. Well, that all changed when I got an email from Professor Kate Buettner of the chemistry department. An ambiguous message read “Stop...

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Summer Research Spotlight: Julia Palmucci

By Julia Palmucci, Special to The Gettysburgian This past May, Dr. Trillo’s Tropical Biology Class set off for what was destined to be an experience of a lifetime to Peru where we would see some of the most incredible natural wonders of the world.  The itinerary included a whirlwind tour through numerous biological life zones from the peaks of the Andes, high-elevation cloud forests, and some of the most pristine regions of the Amazon...

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Summer Research Spotlight: Emily Harrison
Aug29

Summer Research Spotlight: Emily Harrison

By Emily Harrison, Special to The Gettysburgian During my sophomore year at Gettysburg I fell in love with the field of organic chemistry. And this love motivated me to spend last winter break applying to thirteen universities’ summer research programs that would allow me to study a subject most people do their best to avoid. I was accepted to an excellent program that allowed me to do exactly that—Summer Research Opportunities at...

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AppTeezer: Google Trips
May15

AppTeezer: Google Trips

AppTeezr: Byte-size reviews of the latest apps Google Trips As we head into the summer season, many of us are anticipating a getaway or two. Because vacation planning can get stressful, why not let an app do the heavy lifting? Google Planning allows you to store all the information about your trip in one place, so you are not scrambling around looking for a place to stay or spending hours making reservations. Free Category: Travel...

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