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Build scientific creativity. Design experiments and answer real-world questions.

Clone a gene. Be the first person in the world to discover and publish its sequence.

Test water quality. Collect water samples from the Rock River Lagoon.

Make kimchee. Discover how well different recipes encourage fermentation.

Program a robot. Compare brains and computers.

Biology students become engaged citizens of the world by applying biological principles and methods to real world problems.

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If designer and biologist Aaron Nesser’11 has his way, your next pair of tennis shoes won’t last thousands of years in a landfill.

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Gabrie Simmons

Life after pandemic: Lessons from post-mortality crisis Germans

This summer Gabrie Simmons ’22, biology major and Spanish minor, participated in the Pakula Biomedical Fellowship.  She worked with anthropology professor, Leslie Williams to examine the prevalence of periodontal disease in response to stress caused by the Black Death in Germany.

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Josie Lindsey-Robbins ’17

Red-winged Blackbird Nestling Research Published by the American Ornithological Society

The American Ornithological Society published an article about Ken Yasukawa’s research regarding the behavior of baby Red-winged Blackbirds in the presence of predators. Beloit alums–Jessi Sollengerger ’16, Josie Lindsey-Robbins ’17, and Ellie DeBruyn ’20–participated in this research during their time here as students.

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