‘research’ Category

Morgan Mellum 23’ and Lillie Ortloff 22’ Present at MPCC Scholars Showcase

Quality and breadth of undergraduate research at Gustavus was represented by Morgan Mellum 23’ and Lillie Ortloff 22’ at the recent Minnesota Private College Council  (MPCC) Scholars Showcase. The MPCC Scholars Showcase focuses on a connection to public good and included 17 institutions this year.    These students have a wide range of ambitious academic […]

From Common Milkweed to Publication, Gustavus Students Celebrate one Year of Collaborative Research

Students Jolie Grimes 24’, Emelia Hinrichs 24’, Ellen Hofstede 23’, and Jake Ross 24’ have been conducting research supervised by Dr. Michele Kooman. Their research participants received seeds harvested from their local area and then seeds from another part of the country to plant and observe for themselves. The research group then used participant interviews […]

Gustavus Research Students Present at Virtual Midstates Consortium for Math and Sciences

In November, fifteen Gusties presented their research at the Midstates Consortium for Math and Sciences. Founded in 1988, Midstates is an opportunity for students from Gustavus and other private colleges in the Midwest to formally present their research to other undergraduate researchers, graduate students, professors, and principal investigators (PIs). Midstates occurs every year over two […]

Fall Research Symposium Spotlight: Big Hill Farm Summer Internship with Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel, Josie Kleckner, and Emily Gerencer

Left to right: Emily Gerencer ('23), Josie Kleckner ('23), and Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel ('22) At this year’s Fall Research Symposium, Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel (’22), Josie Kleckner (’23), and Emily Gerencer (’23) presented on their internship at Big Hill Farm (BHF) last summer. As interns, they conducted hands-on research through planting, harvesting, investigating, managing distribution, and developing best […]

Katya McDonald ’22 Researches Late Onset Neonatal Sepsis at the Mayo Clinic

Katya McDonald '22 (left) with Dr. Kathryn Knoop at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN This summer, Katya McDonald ’22 traveled to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to join Dr. Kathryn Knoop’s lab in the immunology department. On Dr. Knoop’s research team, McDonald tested breast milk samples for bioactive compounds that could advance treatment […]

Morgan Mellum ’23 Builds 3D Insect Model for Fulbright Canada Fellowship

This Summer, Morgan Mellum ’23 created a detailed three dimensional online model of an insect that was preserved in amber. Mellum is working virtually alongside professors from a Canadian University. This research connection was discovered through Gustavus promotion of Fulbright opportunities.   Mellum is a triple major in Geology, Environmental Studies, and French. Each of […]

Chemistry Professor Stoll Awarded Janet Andersen Lecture Award in Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Sciences

Dwight Stoll Gustavus Adolphus College chemistry professor Dwight Stoll was named the 2021 recipient of the Janet Andersen Lecture Award in Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Sciences by the Midstates Consortium for Math and Sciences. The award recognizes Dr. Stoll for his commitment to teaching and mentoring students in the classroom and in his analytical […]

Students use Avatars to Navigate Digital Research Presentation

Mackinzee Miest ‘22, Sophie Pletcher ‘21, and Isabel Banks ‘21 presented their psychological science research at Gather Space Digital Symposium as a part of the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference hosted by the University of St. Thomas.    During the virtual conference, these researchers presented their project to attendees who could stop in at any time. […]

Summer Preview, Part 1: Gusties Earn Research Experiences Off-Campus

This summer, over 50 Gusties will be undertaking summer research projects. Their collaborations with faculty span the sciences, arts, and humanities. Here’s a snapshot of 3 students who will be conducting research off-campus.   Jessica Schwartz ‘23, Chemistry Jessica Schwartz ‘23 will be participating in the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Medical-Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Schwartz […]

Students Adapt and Thrive during J-Term Research with Dr. Scott Bur

Over January Term, Dr. Scott Bur and 15 research students worked to design and synthesize a molecule which would inhibit Plasmodium falciparum (the parasite responsible for malaria). The results could lead to a new avenue for treatment of the disease.   Bur’s research has been an ongoing project since 2017. Bur alters the project focus […]