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
Continue Reading "Allegheny College Awarded $529,500 Grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute To Increase Inclusivity, Address Opportunity Gaps in STEM Fields"
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,”
Continue Reading "Allegheny Sophomore Makes a Splash in the Pool and in the Classroom"
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
Continue Reading "On the COVID-19 Front Lines With 3 Allegheny Alumni"
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
Continue Reading "Allegheny College Professor and Alumna Each Awarded 2020 Science as Story Fellowship"
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
Continue Reading "Allegheny Senior Bailey Pifer Prepares for Peace Corps Service"
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
Continue Reading "Kleinschmidt Talks Vitamin C, Cancer Cells at Slippery Rock"
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
Continue Reading "Allegheny College Student Earns Honors at American Chemical Society National Meeting"
“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.
Continue Reading "Experiential Learning Opens a World of Opportunity"
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.
Continue Reading "Deckert Presents Workshop at Women in STEM Leadership Conference"
By Lauren Dominique ’16 Allegheny graduate Austin Cosgrove ’15 thought he was destined for medical school following Commencement in May. Instead, he finds himself helping to mentor high school students in Boston. Cosgrove, a biochemistry major and Global Health Studies minor, started his unexpected journey in August with a service group called City Year. “Up
Continue Reading "Spending a Year in the ‘City’"