ISU Sugar Creek Savanna

Illinois State student is helping to restore Sugar Creek Savanna

Jesse Smith identified six types of bumblebees on the Quad during his first year as a graduate student in the School of Biological Sciences. When he returned his second year, he found only two...
Ticks in petri dish

What makes ticks tick: Dr. Städele studies their every move

Few researchers have studied how a tick’s brain works, but that’s what caught the attention of Dr. Carola Städele.
Student uses syringe in class

Lab classes in a pandemic: Arts and Sciences courses make most of situation

For the Departments of Biology, Physics and Chemistry, class sizes were reduced by at least 50 percent, more lab sections were offered, and students wore masks and socially distanced during labs...
Students working together on Zoom

Finding the solution: Animal physiology lab makes most of hybrid format

In a lab designed to illustrate how living organisms operate, it only makes sense there’d be an entire week dedicated to respiration systems. In previous Biological Sciences (BSC) 283: Animal...
Dr. Diane Byers, Jackson Edwards, and Justin Howard at the Horticulture Center

ISU biology students continue prairie research for international study

The ability to adapt to change is integral to success in turbulent times. After years of working in the advertising industry in Las Vegas, Jackson Edwards has returned home to start a new career....
Dr. Diane Zosky

Dean delivers Fall 2020 Address, hosts awards ceremony

Due to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Interim Dean Dr. Diane Zosky has published her address on the college website and has recorded it, as well.
Felmley Hall of Science

USDA grant to fund renewable energy research

Dr. David Kopsell, professor of horticulture, and Dr. LC (Liangcheng) Yang, assistant professor of environmental health, have received a two-year, nearly $150,000 grant from the United States...
pennycress

Powerful pennycress: Dr. Sedbrook’s research team is transforming a weed into a crop

Though farmers consider pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) nothing more than a weed, Illinois State Professor of Genetics Dr. John Sedbrook is working to change their perspective—and the plant itself.
Austin C. Calhoun won first place and the People's Choice Award for his presentation, “What’s killing the buzz? Mechanisms of bumble bee decline.”

Gradbird Scholars: Student research spotlighted through monthly competition

The Graduate School launched the GradBird Scholar initiative in September 2019, in an effort to make scholarly research more accessible while honoring the scholarship of Illinois State students.
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CeMaST launches new podcast channel STEAMtalk

The Illinois State Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology has a new podcast channel called STEAMtalk.