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Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences
Biology holds vital keys to our society’s future. Advances in gene therapy, stem cells, ecosystem restoration, and biomass energy production are just a few of the ways that biology will change our lives.
To prepare students for careers in this exciting field, our department is committed to excellence in both instruction and research. We emphasize an integrated approach to teaching modern biology that is designed to build solid backgrounds in the vital biological sub-disciplines, develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, and provide practical, cutting-edge experience.
For more information regarding our programs, please view our Downloadable brochure (PDF)
Biology Majors are encouraged to enroll in ENGL 10500/CRN 33122 – TR 3:30- 4:50 for a special version of ENGL 10500 which is specifically designed for biology majors.read more … One section of ENGL 10500 for Biology Majors will be Offered in Fall 2013
Looking for a career with a land management agency? Want some experience working with the public, planning events, helping with the management of a large volunteer program? Looking for some experience in the civic engagement world? Got some skills with a camera and social media? After participating in our summer seasonal training, you will become our expert on social media and help find new ways to engage the public in America’s Great Outdoors. As an Intern at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore you will help develop a strategy to find volunteers for projects that need to be done and you will work with staff and volunteers to help them stay informed. You will be asked to manage a data base of information, and assist in the publication of the volunteer newsletter. Your biggest and most rewarding project for the summer is to plan and implement the annual appreciation event for about 300 people. Several of our past interns have used the skills developed in this position to help them find jobs in government and private sector settings. Interested? Contact Lynda_Lancaster@nps.gov.read more … Internship at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
The Dept. Biological Sciences would like to congratulate the student researchers and faculty mentors who presented during the 2013 Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day. Several students won awards for their research, including undergraduate student Anna S. Roessing was awarded second place for her oral presentation research on “Granulysin as a Lipid Binding Protein” with Dr. Mike Zimmer. Christopher Hartman, a graduate student working under the mentorship of Dr. Evert Ting won second place for his poster on the “Reduction of Artificial Salmonella typhimurium contamination on stainless steel by application of bacteriophages.”read more … Congratulations to Biology Student Researchers
The Dunes National Lakeshore is hiring two temporary biological science technicians (plants) for Summer 2013. Elwood Staffing is currently scouting for recent graduates for a local commercial food testing laboratory. Positions in microbiology, media prep and chemistry are open. StayFitinCollege.org has announced a new scholarship that is open to all students. For more information on these job and scholarship opportunities, click the link below.read more … Job and Scholarship Opportunities Week of April 1st
Don’t miss the 2013 Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day Presentations on April 4th in the Student Union Library Building. Two students will present their research during the Oral Presentation Session and three Graduate Students and fifteen Undergraduates will present posters during the Poster Session from 10:30 – 1:00 in Alumni Hall.read more … 2013 Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day Presentation
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge has eighteen internship opportunities opening this summer. For more information, including a flyer (pdf) read more.read more … Internship Opportunities with Exotic Cats