‘research’ Category

Students Present at the Fall Research Symposium

Torii Nienow presenting This year’s Fall Research Symposium was held on September 16, 2022, and students from across campus were given the opportunity to share their work. Research, scholarship, and creativity is a valued part of the Gustavus experience, and the symposium is one way in which it can be represented and shared with other […]

Gustavus Students Present at the 2022 Midstates Consortium for Math and Sciences

This November, a group of Gustavus students presented their research at the Midstates Consortium for Math and Sciences. The 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium focused on Biological Sciences and Psychology. Founded in 1988, the Midstates Consortium for Mathematics and Science was created by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Consortium looks to improve undergraduate science and mathematics […]

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, […]

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 […]

Senior Gusties Reflect on the First-Year Research Experience Program

Current seniors, Sarah Anderson ‘20 and Kylee Brimsek ‘20 spent the summer after their first year of college researching prairie carbon storage in the biology department through the First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) program. Under the advisement of Dr. Amy Kochsiek, visiting assistant professor in biology, Anderson and Brimsek researched the carbon storing capabilities of prairies […]

Three Students Named Semi-finalists for Fulbright Scholarship

Seniors Rachel Andreini, Amelia Espinosa, and Ella Napton all share a goal of becoming English teaching assistants in different countries. Being named semifinalists in the Fulbright scholarship program, their dreams are almost a reality. The U.S. Fulbright scholar program provides grants for individually designed research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs held throughout many […]

Quincy Yangh Named as a Finalist for the Truman Scholarship

Out of more than 600 applicants, junior Geography major Quincy Yangh,  has been named one of the select few students to be a finalist for the Truman Scholarship. This highly competitive, merit-based award program is awarded to the top 55 – 65 U.S. citizen applicants who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for a […]

Casey Decker (’18) and Dr. Jeff LaFrenierre study effects of climate change on Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador

As glaciers worldwide retreat due to accelerating climate change, understanding their role in watershed hydrology is critically important if downstream water users are to be able to adapt to new conditions. Glaciers exist even in the tropics, where the high Andes reach elevations well over 20,000 feet. Dr. Jeff La Frenierre and students from the […]

Combining biology and physics to better understand how cell division goes awry in cancer

During every cell division, cells must accurately separate their genetic material into the two daughter cells. Cancer cells frequently have high levels of genome instability, and chemotherapy treatments often further increase genome instability. Dr. Laura Burrack and her students in the biology department study how changes in the cell division machinery leads to mistakes in segregation […]