‘research’ Category

Gabby Stoudt ‘26 Recieves the Johnson-Peterson Research Grant Helping Conduct Summer Research

Gustavus student Gabby Stoudt ‘26 double majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) and studio art received the Johnson-Peterson Research Grant that is helping with her current summer research project.  This summer Gabby is looking at the chemical composition of essential oils in three saliva plants, also known as sage plants. With this knowledge, she […]

Students Present Year-Long Research at Celebration of Creative Inquiry 2023

Gustavus Adolphus College students and professors gather to recognize and highlight Gustie’s research throughout this academic year. On Friday, May 5th, Gustavus Adolphus College students across many disciplines gathered to present their research from throughout the year at the Celebration of Creative Inquiry. Students presented research from biology, chemistry, psychological science, art history, environmental/geography/earth sciences, […]

Coleman ‘25 and Monroe ‘25 Track Jupiter’s Storm Activity

Erin Coleman ‘25 (Physics and Mathematics) and Anne Monroe ‘25 (Physics and Mathematics) have been studying one of Jupiter’s storm activities using radio wave technology right here at Gustavus. This is their first research experience here on the Hill, and they have been busy collaborating all summer conducting astronomy research.   Coleman and Monroe knew they […]

Emma Nelson ’22: Bringing Gustavus Research To Denmark

Gustavus Alumni Emma Nelson ‘22 graduated last Spring achieving majors in both Spanish and Political Science with a Minor in Public Health. Her research experience at Gustavus began later in her college career. “I had been interested in doing research at Gustavus but I had always incorrectly assumed that research opportunities were generally only available within […]

Guest Post: In Response to June 24th, 2022

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Roe vs. Wade Gustavus graduates and members of the Digital Humanities Lab  Austin Witt ‘22 and Kelly Carlson ‘22 wrote the following guest post on the research blog reflecting on to the revolutionary works of writer Adrienne Rich: poet, feminist, activist. “The demand for legalized abortion, […]

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 […]