The Emerald Isle – Emily Mangan

Practicing veterinary medicine has been my desire since before I began to understand the implications and the determination I would need to achieve that goal. My passion for medicine started young, and its roots are deep. My stuffed animals received a plethora of veterinary assistance from tiny hands, which used toy syringes of make-believe medicine, […]

Natural Resource Management in Madagascar – Kimberley Preston

I am a junior in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences pursuing the International Degree, and for nearly four months, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Madagascar through the School for International Training’s (SIT) Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management program. I spent the first month living with an urban host family in the south of […]

African Wildlife Management – Kasey Moore

After completing a term in East Africa with The School for Field Studies’ wildlife management  program, I can say that every minute of the experience lived up to my hopes and expectations. I now understand why SFS is one of the leading study abroad programs for learning about current environmental issues and gaining hands-on experience […]

Nanomaterial Hazards – Joseph Pryor

For the last two years, I have been working in Dr. Stacey Harper’s laboratory researching the adverse effects of dendrimers. Dendrimers are well-defined, polymeric nanomaterials that are currently being investigated for biomedical applications like medical imaging, gene therapy, and tissue-targeted therapy. The project I have been working on examines the toxicity of twelve dendrimers. This […]

Striking a Match

As the weeks of the school year pile high, the typical university student begins to worship the summer. In the middle of winter, summer break is shared campus folklore, a faint promise of ease after the flood of projects and midterms has receded. But for many Honors College (HC) students, summer represents an entirely different […]

Making Research Count

At 7 a.m., Minhazur Sarker is the first person to arrive in Tory Hagen’s lab on the third floor of the Linus Pauling Science Center. Hagen, a renowned researcher with the Linus Pauling Institute, studies the human healthspan. The research that takes place in his lab is focused toward a lofty goal: promoting healthy, less […]

Presenting Summer Research

Two Honors College students, Bryan Maack and Jason Castaneda, have been selected to attend TECHCON 2013 in Austin, Texas this September. TECHCON is a prestigious research conference hosted by the Semiconductor Research Corporation, a leading technology research consortium. The conference brings together more than 300 representatives from both industry and academia and includes only 24 […]

Faculty Student Mixer Encourages Undergraduate Research

A group of high-achieving students eager to further their studies got a unique glimpse into cutting-edge research happening within the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (PHHS) at a student/faculty mixer hosted by the Honors College (HC) in late January. The event allowed UHC students to learn about current PHHS research and meet potential […]