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New app shares science concepts of SIUE art

September 20, 2019 - Dave Jennings, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and Erin Vigneau-Dimick, Executive Curator of the University Museum, have launched a project aimed at connecting science and art at SIUE. The project, called AISLE (for Active Integrated Sustainable Learning Environments), will allow students and visitors to access information about art on the SIUE campus through a web-based, interactive phone application that interfaces with Bluetooth beacons placed near various landmarks. To read the full article about this project in the Edwardsville Intelligencer, please click here.


Endowed Scholarship Ensures Woman’s Heartfelt Support of SIUE Students Lives On

December 10, 2018 - Mary Rast was Laboratory Manager in Biological Sciences for 45 years until her untimely death in August, 2016.  To honor Mary's many years of dedicated service, four faculty members initially contributed funds to set up the Mary Rast Senior Award in Biological Sciences.  Recently, a generous endowment from Mary's husband, Bob Cunningham, has ensured that this scholarship will continue to as a lasting legacy for Mary at SIUE.  To read the news story in SIUE News, please click here.

The late Mary Rast.

Dr. Faith Liebl Awarded NIH Grant for Research on Gene Expression in States of Brain Disease or Disorder

September 4, 2018 - Dr. Faith Liebl, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a research grant of more than $400,000 by the National Institutes for Health (NIH). The grant will fund research into altered gene expression in brain neurons associated with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders.  Click here to read the SIUE News story about this major funding achievement.

Dr. Faith Liebl and her students Sara Comstock and Joshua Preston

Biological Sciences Student, Tessa England, Encourages Alumni to Support the Department

June 5, 2018 - Tessa England, Biological Sciences graduate student, writes about her experiences as a student in the department and encourages alumni to donate to support Biological Sciences and its programsLetter from Tessa England

Biological Sciences Student, Carly Wheeler, Featured on SIUE News

October 4, 2017 - An article about one of our students, Carly Wheeler, was featured on SIUE News. Carly was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a baby and she underwent a double-lung transplant in December 2016. A desire to contribute to medical research motivated Carly to study for a biology degree. 

Photo of Carly Wheeler

To read the SIUE News article and watch a video about Carly, click here.

Noyce 2017 Interns in the News

October 2, 2017 - Several Biological Sciences students received Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Science and Math Grants in 2017. The grants are funded by the National Science Foundation and provide $2,500 summer scholarships for 200 hours of in-service training for qualified SIUE freshmen and sophomores who are interested in STEM careers. The 2017 Noyce Interns showcased their experiences during the Noyce Summer Scholars Showcase that was held on Thursday, September 28 in the Morris University Center. 

Justin Shiau presents a poster on his 2017 Noyce internship experience

To read an article about the 2017 Noyce Interns in the Edwardsville Intelligencer, click here.

Dr. Danielle N. Lee interviewed for St. Louis On the Air

September 25, 2017 - Listen to Dr. Danielle N. Lee's interview on the radio program "St. Louis on the Air", in which she discusses the need for more students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). To hear the interview, click here.

Dr. Danielle N. Lee is a 2017 National Geographic Emerging Explorer

June 1, 2017 - Dr. Danielle N. Lee is one of 14 National Geographic Emerging Explorers for 2017.

Click here to read an interview with Dr. Lee for the National Geographic Explorer's Journal.

Portrait of Dr. Danielle N. Lee

Dr. Danielle N. Lee interview by Verizon

April 21, 2017 - Dr. Danielle N. Lee was recently interviewed by Verizon for a blog post. Dr. Lee is an animal behaviorist and a leading advocate for diversity in the sciences. She writes an award-winning blog called The Urban Scientist.

Click here to see the interview.

Portrait of Dr. Danielle N. Lee

Dr. Jake Williams on KSDK Channel 5 News

February 20, 2107 - Dr. Jake Williams was interviewed for a TV news story on KSDK Channel 5. The story reported how the recently mild winter weather has led to the early appearance of mosquitoes in our region. Dr. Williams teaches entomology and physiological ecology. His research interests include the physiological ecology of insects, in particular, determining how insects survive the metabolic depression and associated severe cold and desiccating conditions of winter.  

Click here to see the video on the KSDK website.

Portrait of Dr. Jake Williams
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