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.
Cross-disciplinary project published in science journal
January 29, 2015
A research project produced in collaboration between the University of North Georgia's (UNG) biology and psychological science departments was accepted in December by science journal Behavioural Brain Research.
CURCA selects FUSE teams and grant winners
December 17, 2014
A University of North Georgia (UNG) professor of psychological sciences hopes her research into cognitive development in children is the beginning of a long-term research opportunity for undergraduates on the university's Oconee Campus.
Poultry Science program earns grant to promote career opportunities
December 1, 2014
For the third year in a row, the poultry science program at the University of North Georgia (UNG) has received a student recruiting grant from the U.S. Poultry Foundation. The $6,550 grant is more than double the previous year's award of $3,100.
UNG president invests in faculty and staff development, innovation projects
November 13, 2014
In continuation of an internal grants program created in 2013 to encourage innovation and the pursuit of scholarly and creative activities, University of North Georgia (UNG) President Bonita C. Jacobs has presented awards valued at more than $300,000 to fund 32 faculty and staff proposals for professional development and research projects.
Biology classes to explore Central American ecosystems
November 3, 2014
In what will be the first study abroad opportunity for biology students at UNG, two groups will head separately to Belize and Costa Rica next summer to study the native flora and fauna.