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!Faculty-student team to present project at national conference
February 19, 2015
A faculty member and students from the University of North Georgia's (UNG) Department of Biology has had an abstract accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Their submission, "Susceptibility of North Georgia amphibian populations to chytridiomycosis," will be presented at Eastern Washington University in April.
UNG receives $10,000 for poultry sciences scholarships
February 12, 2015
Local poultry businesses have contributed $10,000 to the University of North Georgia (UNG) to support scholarships for students studying poultry science and pursuing careers in the industry.
Research project chosen to be presented at SEPARC
February 11, 2015
A research project produced by the University of North Georgia’s Dr. Norman Leonard, lecturer of biology, and his team has been chosen to be presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Southeastern Partners in Reptile and Amphibian Conservation (SEPARC) in Covington, Louisiana in February.
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.