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!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.
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.