Science and Technology
Our dedicated faculty and quality facilities prepare students for science-related careers and graduate studies. We emphasize basic and applied research, technological applications, and international experiences because our objective is not merely to accumulate knowledge, but also to develop commitment and take action.
The Spring 2018 edition of the Science and Technology Newsletter takes a look at:
- The impact of mentorship
- Student and alumni profiles - biology
- Student and alumni profiles - environmental science
- Faculty spotlights
- Problem-based learning: gypsy moth research
- Focus on community service
- Pre-health corner
- Innovation in the classroom
Read these stories and more! Download the newsletter here.
Publications and Achievements 2017-2018
- Professor Chris Reid published “Diamide Inhibitors of the Bacillus subtilis N-acetylglucosiminidase LytG that exhibit antibacterial activity” in American Chemical Society Infectious Diseases.
- Professor Chris Reid published "RNA-seq reveals a central role for lectin, C1q and von Willebrand factor A domains in the defensive glue of a terrestrial slug” in Biofouling.
- Professor Reid has secured grants and is working on research funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and continues to produce positive outcomes for our students who work in his lab through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships of the RI-INBRE program.
- Professor Hong Yang and Qin Leng received a three-year, $471,370 National Science Foundation (NSF) award for their research proposal, “The consumption rate of a CO2 pulse: Lessons from the Middle Miocene.”
- Professor Gaytha Langlois published “Beyond the “Code”: A Guide to the Description and Documentation of Biodiversity in Ciliated Protists (Alveolata, Ciliophora)” in the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology.