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Biology is not a spectator sport. At Beloit you’ll do more than learn about biology—you’ll do what biologists do.

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Explore the world of biology

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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Innovator

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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Lydia Wilson’21 with a slothful friend she made at her summer internship at the Wildlife Discovery Center.

Lydia Wilson’21 Makes a Slothful Friend at her Internship

Lydia Wilson (class of 2021) holding Hazel the sloth during her internship at the Wildlife Discovery Center. Through this internship she learned wildlife animal husbandry, including daily maintenance, handling, feeding, and enrichment, through daily hands-on experience.

Meshach Roberts ’19, holding a small weight in one of the physical therapy rooms at Athletico in Belvidere, IL at the start of his summer OPT training.

Spanish and Physical Therapy

A study abroad experience in Ecuador is now helping Meshach Roberts’19 in his work with Athletico.

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