When Will Tippins ‘17 and his buddy Joe Shultz ‘17 went on their first camping trip their first year at Allegheny, they were woefully unprepared. “I had it in my head that I would hammock camp. Joe was in a tent. It was a horrible night. I was totally unprotected and freezing. When the forest
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Allegheny College Awarded $529,500 Grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute To Increase Inclusivity, Address Opportunity Gaps in STEM Fields
Allegheny College has received a grant of $529,500 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) through the Science Education Program’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative. The grant will support the development of a more inclusive STEM curriculum, with the goal of ensuring that all students feel they belong and can be successful in STEM fields. “This generous
There are three areas that Allegheny College sophomore Emily Spitz is passionate about: her academics, swimming and singing, and she says she is excited to be able to continue to pursue those interests on campus, even during the ongoing pandemic. Spitz, a biochemistry major on the pre-med track — “I especially enjoy learning about genetics,”
As a front-line physician working in a hospital’s emergency room in Tennessee, Colleen Tran is focused on preserving the health and welfare of her patients, some of them very sick and facing a fight for their lives. The same is true for Lauren Moore, an emergency medicine resident in a Columbus, Ohio, hospital. Jessica Schindelar
An Allegheny College professor and alumna have each been awarded a 2020 Science as Story Fellowship from Creative Nonfiction, a nonprofit organization in Pittsburgh. Catharina Coenen, professor of biology and biochemistry, and Megan Arnold, a 2019 graduate who majored in biochemistry and minored in psychology, were among 12 individuals selected for the fellowship. The Science
The tropical savannas and rainforests of Rwanda are a long way from the temperate rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, and Allegheny College senior Bailey Pifer is about to find that out. Pifer, who will graduate on May 11 from Allegheny, will soon thereafter board an airplane and fly to central Africa as part of a
Ann Kleinschmidt, professor of biology, biochemistry and neuroscience, gave an invited talk at Slippery Rock University on October 20 titled “Vitamin C Pushes Cancer Cells Over the Edge.” The presentation was based upon the senior project of Emily Horosko ’17. Ann was able to reconnect with two former Allegheny College students, Miranda Sarrachine Falso ’04 and Paul
As a first-year student, Max Steffen stepped forward to learn more when Allegheny College chemistry professor Ryan Van Horn mentioned a research project on polymers. It’s a step that eventually took Steffen, now a rising junior, all the way to San Francisco. That’s where he earned third-place honors for his poster presentation at the American
“Allegheny College gave me the opportunity not only to have my first experience outside of the United States, but outside of my comfort zone, too,” says Kelsey McNary ’13. As an Allegheny student, McNary joined an Experiential Learning seminar that toured Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden during the summer of 2011, following her sophomore year.
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Alice Deckert presented a workshop on flipped classroom pedagogy at the Women in STEM Leadership: Clare Boothe Luce 25th Anniversary Professors Conference at Fordham University in New York City on November 10.