Archive for 2011

A Change of Plans

Carrie Johnson discovers through a summer research position at a medical center that a career in research is where her passion lies. Coming into her freshman year at Gustavus, Carrie Johnson was planning on a career in pharmacy. Her experiences in lab hadn’t piqued her interest so a career in research wasn’t in her plans. […]

Spotlight: Maja Johnson (’13)

"In my research, I pull a little bit out of everything I have learned at Gustavus...At a liberal arts college you not only learn technique, you learn how to communicate results to the outside world." Maja Johnson (Biology '13)

Spotlight: Xiu Xiao

Xiu Xiao, biology major (Class of 2012), has lived at Gustavus year-round every summer since completing her freshman year at Gustavus.

Faculty Spotlight: Mike Ferragamo

A Gustavus faculty member studies animals in order to understand Parkinson's disease and human deafness.

Alum Spotlight: Warren Stoltman

A Chemistry alum reminisces about atoms, optometry, and the infamous tornado.

Alum Spotlight: Kristen Oehlke

Kristin Oehlke, (Chemistry class of 1991), director of the through the state Department of Health's Birth Defects Monitoring program, focuses on reducing the number of children born with birth defects in Minnesota.

Spotlight: Alex Chubick

“The great thing about Gustavus is that other facilities don’t tend to hire first years, but Gustavus understands that first years need research experience."

Apply Soon! Research Funding by Sigma Xi!

Students interested in conducting faculty-mentored research are eligible for up to $500 from Sigma Xi, the Scientific Society.

The Beautiful and the Bizarre: Biology collections at Gustavus

The Biology Department at Gustavus Adolphus College curates diverse collections of organisms including plants, vertebrate animals and invertebrate animals, including both the very beautiful and the very bizarre.

99 Luftballoons: Chemistry professor returns to yet another prank

At 9:40 AM, Professor Scott Bur said good morning to his two research students, senior chemistry major Michelle Kirkvold ’12 and sophomore Michael Sterling ’14, both innocently working on a research presentation on a clunky desktop computer right outside his office door. Kirkvold and Sterling blasted the German song “99 Luftballoons” as Bur pulled open […]