News & Events
Read below for information on special events, faculty-student collaborations, curriculum changes & alumni success.
Vincente Villa Biology Students of the Year
Biology’s Students of the Year meet Dr. Vincente Villa, Emeritus Professor whom the named awards honor.
Dr. Jennie DeMarco offers an Op-Ed in The Southwestern Magazine
Dr. Jennie DeMarco, Assistant Professor of Biology and Garey Junior Chair in Environmental Science, recently authored an op-ed piece for the Spring 2023 edition of The Southwestern Magazine entitled “Fighting the Effects of Climate Change through Soil Restoration.”
You can read the op-ed piece here: https://www.southwestern.edu/alumni/about/southwestern-magazine/2023spring/48-49/
Biology’s Dr. Pierce = SU’s 2022 Mr. Homecoming
Dr. Ben Pierce receives 2022 Mr. Homecoming Award
What Biology Alumni Have to Say about Dr. Pierce
Taking SU undergraduate researchers to new heights at 10,000 ft.
Any students out there looking for opportunities to escape the TX heat? Dr. DeMarco, our plant ecosystem and climate change ecologist, brought a number of research opportunities from Colorado and made them available to SU students. Check out the work by the first three students: Gabby, Lupe & Christine.
Inverting The Gallery Concept: Biological digital diversity
Invertebrate diversity across so many types of habitats make it difficult to capture all of it in a small specimen collection. However, the provision of visual images across the internet provides an opportunity for students to curate their own collection of diversity.
Bee-ing an invertebrate field biologist
After being constrained by covid-19 for the last few semesters, vaccine availability and our students cooperation afforded the opportunity for the 2022 Invertebrate Ecology class to get out and about in the field.
Third Southwestern Graduate Receives 2022–2023 Fulbright Award
Emma Astad ’21 will teach English in Galicia, Spain.
Biology Adopts Sweet Treat Strategy
Our April 7th social event came with biology-themed sweet treats that all related to the research interests of our faculty. Check out the pics and see if you know what Biology faculty engages in that research subject. A few might be a little more obvious but challenge your creativity! It’s lovely to be able to host social events on the FJS patio!
Southwestern Biologists Score at the Texas Academy of Science Meeting
Undergraduate researchers from the Biology Department garnered four presentation awards and a 2nd place team award for Science Jeopardy at the state-wide annual meeting of the Texas Academy of Science.
Representative Carter and Southwestern University Announce $1.5 Million Grant from the National Science Foundation
The grant will help attract, retain, and graduate students with high financial need who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.