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.
Biology News!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.
NIH scholarship program selects UNG student for second consecutive year
August 18, 2015
For the second year in a row, the National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program has selected a UNG biology student for a highly competitive scholarship that includes an internship, financial award and one year of full-time employment.
UNG faculty member publishes textbook on nutrition
August 11, 2015
Lynne Berdanier, a lecturer of biology on the University of North Georgia's Gainesville Campus, has published a textbook on advanced nutrition for high-level undergraduates and graduate students.
UNG secures $600,000 grant to support STEM scholarship
August 6, 2015
The College of Science & Mathematics at the University of North Georgia (UNG) has received a federal grant for nearly $615,000 to support students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
FUSE expands to include Oconee Campus, physics
July 29, 2015
This year's Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Engagement (FUSE) program at the University of North Georgia (UNG) highlighted the first-ever projects from the university's Oconee Campus and from the Department of Physics.