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Dr. Conner Sandefur (center) and some of his undergraduate mentees

Spring Commencement under Cloudy Skies but Sunny Forecast

May 4, 2019
| Biology

Hundreds of families and friends gathered on the quad on Saturday to witness a long anticipated celebration.  Undergraduate commencement exercises were celebrated under warm, muggy conditions and overcast skies, but the mood was upbeat.

Marica Thomas is the first place winner for her poster: Varroa destructor Impact on Temperature Regulation in Apis mellifera Colonies

UNCP Students Present Research at BASF Conference

May 1, 2019
| Biology

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019:  Five undergraduate students from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke were selected to present at BASF in Raleigh for a scientific poster session. Having arrived at BASF at 8:30 AM, we watched a safety video of the facilities.

Biology faculty awardees and some of their Department Supporters

Banner Year for Biology Faculty Awards

April 26, 2019
| Biology

Biology faculty took home no fewer than three awards for excellence and outstanding teaching for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Dr. Bob Poage won the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, and Drs.

Katherine Rentschler, Ronald Long, Karen Farizatto, and Heather Romine of the Ben Bahr Lab

Ben Bahr Lab Publishes in Scientific Reports

April 25, 2019
| Biology

Today, Alzheimer’s-related research led by two UNC Pembroke professors and a former student has published in Scientific Reports. The study, which was funded by the Department of Defense, provides important advancement for u

Dr. Bob Poage is the winner of the 2019 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award

Dr. Bob Poage Wins 2019 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award

April 10, 2019
| Biology

Dr. Bob Poage has been named the winner of the 2019 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award.  The Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center Council (PURCC) announced the award on April 3rd and, one week later, the Council celebrated Dr.

Brandon Herron, Dr. Kaitlin Campbell, and Cody Eubanks (pictured from left to right)

Campus Garden & Apiary Interns Present Research at 2019 PURC

April 10, 2019
| Biology

The conservation of pollinators is an important topic and while participating in the UNCP Campus Garden & Apiary project, we have seen firsthand the benefits of pollinators to the environment.

Students are inducted as Regular Members in the Psi Lambda Chapter of TriBeta

TriBeta Induction Ceremony Well Attended

April 3, 2019
| Biology

The annual induction ceremony for the Psi Lambda Chapter of TriBeta enjoyed a great gathering on 3 April 2019, as family, friends, and faculty joined ~ 20 new inductees in the University Center Annex for their formal initiation.  

Costa Rican mountain peak

Announcing a Spectacular Journey to Costa Rica

March 27, 2019
| Biology

Dr. Erika Young will be teaching The Natural History of Costa Rica (BIO 3025/5025).  This course can be taken by anyone in any major and has no prerequisites!  Spend roughly 2 weeks exploring Costa Rica’s diverse ecosystems and landscape, including:

Students Join TriBeta, a national honor society for students of the biological sciences

Apply Today for Honor Society for Biology Students

March 12, 2019
| Biology

The Biology Department's chapter of TriBeta is now accepting applications.  TriBeta (or Beta Beta Beta) is a National Honor Society for students of the biological sciences, with numerous chapters across the nation.  

Deadline for applications is 14 March 2019.

Prof. Meg Zets Wins Excellence in Teaching Award (2018-2019) from the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Prof. Meg Zets Wins Another Teaching Award

February 15, 2019
| Biology

In her eleventh year in the UNCP Department of Biology, Prof. Meg Zets has won another Excellence in Teaching Award (2018-2019) from the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.  Incredibly, this is the eighth time she has received this honor!