Biology Department

Members of the Acklie family are the first to sign a beam to the Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science.

NWU Breaks Ground on Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science

Nebraska Wesleyan University broke ground Tuesday, April 4 on a new science center named after a cherished member of the Lincoln community who was known for his service, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

Senior Emily Schumacher, an aspiring marine biologist, participated in a summer internship that took her to the South Africa coast to work with Oceans Research.

Internship on South Africa Coast Affirms Senior's Passion for Marine Biology

Emily Schumacher’s fascination with sea creatures started at a young age.

As her graduation from Millard West High School approached, she began to understand the challenges of studying marine biology in a landlocked state.

Members of Nebraska Wesleyan's Pre-Health Club traveled to Haiti in March to gain firsthand international healthcare experience.

Students Find Valuable Experiences in Haiti

Just three days after finishing the academic year, a group of students and faculty traveled over 2,200 miles to continue important lessons.

“This is as much, probably more about Wesleyan learning than Wesleyan doing service,” said Gerise Herndon, an English and gender studies professor. “Haiti is not to be looked upon with pity or as an object of charity.”

Sophomore Hanna Arrowsmith will perform in Nebraska Wesleyan's opera, "Gallantry" on April 7 and April 9.  Arrowsmith is a biology and modern languages major who is planning a career in psychiatry. She found an unexpected passion for opera after taking a

Biology Major Finds Her Way to Opera Stage

“I gave it a shot my first semester here and I fell in love with it. I’ve been doing it ever since,” sophomore Hanna Arrowsmith said of her passion for opera.

NWU graduates succeed in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. For example, 225 alumni went on to earn STEM Ph.D.s since 1920. The STEM Scholars Program will provide more opportunities for others to follow in their footsteps.

National Science Foundation Awards NWU Nearly $650K For Scholarships, Academic Success

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Nebraska Wesleyan University a $649,863 grant that will provide scholarships and academic support to academically-talented science students with financial need.

Senior Carlie Pickrel had the opportunity to present her research on the Epstein-Barr Virus at the West Coast Biological Science Undergraduate Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Biology Major Spends NWU Career Studying Epstein-Barr Virus

"Coming into college I didn’t know much about scientific research," said senior Carlie Pickrel.

Little did she know she would spend much of her Nebraska Wesleyan undergraduate experience conducting research through Nebraska’s Idea Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE).

Fulbright Commission Selects Two NWU Students for UK Summer Institute

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been selected for the Fulbright Summer Institute. They are among approximately 60 undergraduates from the United States and UK to be selected for the prestigious program.

"Newton's Football" Co-Author to Discuss Bold Innovators

A science evangelist whose passion is helping make science fun will deliver Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Fetzer Science Lecture on Wednesday, March 23.

Fulbright Commission Selects NWU Sophomore for Summer Institute to Wales

Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Gwennan Plouzek is one of 60 college students from the United States and the United Kingdom selected to participate in the prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute.

Biology Professor Honored With University's Teaching Award

Angie McKinney begins every biology class with a warm hello and a smile.

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