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With Microbiome Study, Geneva Waynick ’21 Prepares to Launch a Career in Biological Research

With Microbiome Study, Geneva Waynick ’21 Prepares to Launch a Career in Biological Research

During her sophomore year, Waynick began research on the human oral microbiome, which plays a key role in supporting the body’s health and well-being. She completed the project as her senior thesis and plans to pursue research opportunities after graduation.

Supported by Hollins’ Alumnae Network, Megan Bull ’21 Lands NASA Summer Internship

Supported by Hollins’ Alumnae Network, Megan Bull ’21 Lands NASA Summer Internship

Bull embarks on a ten-week virtual internship, June 7 – August 13, with NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The mathematics major with a concentration in data science will be participating in the Enrich Knowledge Graphs Through Graph Data Science project.

Hollins Presents 63rd Annual Science Seminar, April 5 – 8

Hollins Presents 63rd Annual Science Seminar, April 5 – 8

The four-day virtual meeting will celebrate the dynamic research that has been conducted by the university’s science and mathematics students during the 2020-21 academic year.

SW Virginia Is A Lyme Disease Hotspot. Hollins’ “Tick Lady” And Student Researchers Are Discovering Why.

SW Virginia Is A Lyme Disease Hotspot. Hollins’ “Tick Lady” And Student Researchers Are Discovering Why.

Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Elizabeth Gleim’s passion is studying tick-borne diseases, and she has been especially excited to provide research opportunities in both the lab and the field for Hollins students.

Accessing Our Network: One of Hollins’ Greatest Strengths

Accessing Our Network: One of Hollins’ Greatest Strengths

Alex Lesniak ’20 shares how the experience she acquired and connections she made as a Hollins undergraduate led shortly after graduation to a rewarding opportunity with the American Institutes for Research.

Casey Mahan ’20 Prepares to Fulfill Her Dream of Becoming an Optometrist

Casey Mahan ’20 Prepares to Fulfill Her Dream of Becoming an Optometrist

The biology major/chemistry minor, who also served as captain of the Hollins volleyball team her senior year, is attending the Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Through Graduate Studies at American Univ., Kiki Speights ’20 seeks to “make sure communities’ voices are heard”

Through Graduate Studies at American Univ., Kiki Speights ’20 seeks to “make sure communities’ voices are heard”

The environmental sciences major/social justice minor wants “to gain more knowledge in international issues, the progression of human rights, and environmental degradation” as she prepares to work in the human rights career field.

Hollins Researchers Partner With Other Universities To Study Impact Of COVID-19 On Tick-Borne Illnesses

Hollins Researchers Partner With Other Universities To Study Impact Of COVID-19 On Tick-Borne Illnesses

Environmental studies professors Elizabeth Gleim and Meg du Bray are working with researchers from the University of Georgia, Duke University, Clemson University, and the University of Rhode Island on a new study entitled, “Investigating COVID-19 Impacts on the Epidemiology of Tick-Borne Diseases in People and Pets.”

CIC Report: Underrepresented Students Succeed in STEM Fields at Small and Mid-Sized Institutions

CIC Report: Underrepresented Students Succeed in STEM Fields at Small and Mid-Sized Institutions

According to the study authored by NORC at the University of Chicago, “Private nonprofit nondoctoral colleges show the highest persistence among women, blacks, and Latinos/Latinas in STEM fields within five years of first baccalaureate enrollment when compared to similar students at other types of institutions.”

With Tick Study, Ciera Morris ’19 Launches Career in Tackling Infectious Disease

With Tick Study, Ciera Morris ’19 Launches Career in Tackling Infectious Disease

The biology major’s impressive record of research has earned her a two-year, post-baccalaureate fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana. The facility is part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health.

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