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!Appalachian Studies Center to participate in Foxfire's 50th
June 21, 2016
A group of students and faculty from the University of North Georgia (UNG) Appalachian Studies Center will perform "Every Seed Has a Story" as part of the Foxfire 50th/30th Anniversary Education Conference.
UNG awarded grant for turtle research project
June 21, 2016
Dr. Jennifer Mook, associate professor of biology at University of North Georgia (UNG) was awarded a $970 grant from the Greenville Zoo Conservation Fund for a turtle research project.
Summer Honors Program prepares high school students for leadership
June 16, 2016
This month, UNG will play host to some 50 local high school students to provide them with a weekend full of leadership training, team-building activities and college preparation seminars.
Students use summer for next-level research
June 13, 2016
This summer, eight UNG students are building their skills and resumes by assisting faculty in research, and two students are using grants to pursue research projects of their own.
UNG student helps feed Lumpkin with "Backpack Buddies"
May 12, 2016
For Lumpkin County's one in four children fighting with food insecurity, relief may not be too far away.