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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...
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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. 
Ashley Tauber feeding a baby wren

#RedbirdScholar students use grants to spend summer researching

This summer, 27 students received the new Undergraduate Research Support Program grant provided by the Office of Student Research. To honor the inaugural summer of the grant, we have featured five...
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Center for Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology leads webinar series

Illinois State University's Center for Collaborative Studies in Mathematical Biology is participating in an international webinar series focusing on multiple aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Biofuels project led by John Sedbrook awarded $13 million from DOE

The grant will support a nationwide project led by Professor of Genetics John Sedbrook aimed to genetically strengthen a plant for use in sustainable energy efforts.