Faculty Highlight: Dr. Miriam Segura-Totten
Dr. Miriam Segura-Totten is collaborating with biology education students Kristen Howard, Kelsee Ryan and Emma Thomaswick, and Dr. April Nelms in the Teacher Education Department on a project to better understand how students read biology literature. The study centers on investigating the obstacles that undergraduates encounter when reading biology research articles. The ultimate goal of this research is to create ways of analyzing the literature that allow students to overcome these obstacles. To attempt to determine these barriers, the research team will conduct focus groups and “think aloud” exercises with biology students at UNG.
BBB hosting a food drive for the Backpack Buddy Program !
Members of BBB, the biology honors society, (Savannah Moore and Jessica Spivey in the picture) are collecting non-perishable food items and hygiene products for the Backpack Buddy Program. The Backpack Buddy Program helps local Lumpkin County school children who struggle with hunger on weekends. BBB will be in the lobby of HNS until the end of April accepting donations. For every five canned goods or hygiene products you donate, you receive a raffle ticket and will be entered into a raffle for an Eno hammock. Cash contributions are also accepted. The BBB members will use the cash donations for a shopping trip at the end of April to buy more canned goods for these students in need of assistance. Please consider supporting this worthwhile cause! (Bring your donation to HNS first floor lobby.)
Biology News!Center supports faculty research with grants
January 19, 2016
Undergraduates at the University of North Georgia (UNG) are helping faculty conduct original research projects that are being aided by mini-grants from the university's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA).
UNG undergrads take research to state conference
January 5, 2016
A dozen UNG undergraduate students journeyed to the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference in Statesboro, Georgia, to present their own research and learn what their peers from other institutions are pursuing.
Undergrads complete program to help entrance to medical school
October 29, 2015
Three undergraduate students at the University of North Georgia (UNG) completed a program this summer that could help them get accepted into medical school.
Grant for Appalachian Studies Center to help libraries store seeds and stories
October 25, 2015
For the fourth consecutive year, the Appalachian Studies Center at UNG has received a grant from the Appalachian Teaching Project to work with community partners to build a sustainable future for Appalachian communities. The $4,500 grant for this year will support local libraries for the development of heirloom seed and story repositories.
Biology students take research to Central America
August 20, 2015
This summer, the first-ever study abroad opportunity for UNG's biology department took students to tropical reefs teeming with vibrant sea life off the coast of Belize and highland forests in Costa Rica, where 100 percent humidity keeps the treetops shrouded in mist.