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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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Can computer science improve how physicians diagnose Coronary Artery Disease?

Computer Science major Prince John ’22 and Mathematics major Bipin Gc ’22 worked with Professory Eyad Haj Said this summer as part of the Pakula Biomedical Fellowship. Their research explored whether data mining and machine learning models could offer a non-invasive method of early detection for Coronary Artery Disease.

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Reduction in frailty in South-Eastern Germany due to the 14th-century mortality crises

Sophia Francis ’21, an anthropology and Russian double major and Museum studies minor, worked with professor Leslie Williams this summer as part of the Pakula Biomedical Fellowship examining skeletal dentition as an indicator of stress.

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