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Hands-on Exploration in the Caribbean
Hands-on Exploration in the Caribbean

Mar 10, 2020

Four students are spending their spring break in Belize, Central America, together with professors Dr. Amy Berger and Dr. Michele Castleman. This week-long trip is the primary component for their class “Caribbean Biogeography”. While there, they explore reef, shore, and jungle environments. Follow the students’ experiences, in their own words.


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Meriah Estremera

Biology major

Chem Club organizing 'cool day' for high-schoolers
Chem Club organizing 'cool day' for high-schoolers

Feb 13, 2020

What originally started as an idea to create a Women in STEM program on campus has grown to a larger, all-encompassing day to raise awareness among high school students about the various fields of science.

With a lot of collaboration from across campus, Heidelberg’s American Chemical Society Chemistry Club is hosting its first High School Science Day on Saturday, February 29. Chem Club organizers are inviting National Honor Societies in local/area schools to participate in the day’s activities.

Alumna named Ohio’s top biology teacher
Alumna named Ohio’s top biology teacher

Oct 28, 2019

She’s a science nerd and she embraces it.

Most of Ashlie (Burkhart) Gowitzka’s family works in the medical or education fields, so when she became a biology teacher, she saw it as a “best of both worlds” decision – although there never really was any doubt she’d be a teacher.

“I wanted to be a teacher from the age of 6, and some great science educators that I had at Margaretta Local Schools influenced me in selecting science education pretty early on,” she says.

Science Celebration draws accomplished alumni
Science Celebration draws accomplished alumni

Oct 21, 2019

More than 20 successful science alumni representing six decades returned to campus to present their research and share their experiences during the 2019 Science Celebration last weekend. 

Highlighting the two-day celebration was a keynote address from Dr. Mark Peeples, ’74, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University and the principal investigator at the Center for Vaccine & Immunity at the Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

NCWQR celebrates 50 years
NCWQR celebrates 50 years

Oct 18, 2019

For the past 50 years, the National Center for Water Quality Research (formerly the Water Quality Lab) has been at the forefront of data collection, monitoring, research and outreach in support of sustainable use of soil and water resources. Those who created the lab, those who have worked tirelessly to sustain it and those who will see it into the next five decades came together Thursday night to celebrate its accomplishments and contributions.

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