Biology news

Northwestern to host forum on faith, climate change and agriculture
Biology professor Dr. Laura Furlong is among the speakers that will present during a forum on faith and climate change April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Northwestern College will celebrate its annual Day of Learning in Community, themed “Science and Faith,” on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Northwestern College has been chosen to participate in a program funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute that helps colleges provide research opportunities for undergraduate students.

Twenty-two Northwestern College academic programs are listed in the 2016 edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges.

Northwestern professors awarded sabbaticals and research fellowships
Northwestern College professors Dr. Tyrone Genade, Dr. Thomas Holm and Dr. Karissa Carlson have been awarded endowed research grants or sabbaticals for 2016–17.

Biology professors and students present at conference
Northwestern biology professors Dr. Laura Furlong and Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma and four students presented their collaborative research at the Ecological Genomics Symposium in Manhattan, Kan.

Northwestern junior Joseph Tolsma will serve as a Young Evangelicals for Climate Action Climate Leadership Fellow.

Emma Wynja, a 2015 Northwestern graduate, is spending the summer as part of a research team at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls.

Northwestern College has been recognized as a 2015 Groundwater Guardian Green Site for its groundwater and environmental stewardship.

Northwestern biology prof Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma has been named this year’s recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award.