Biology majors at Seattle Pacific University graduate with a broad understanding of living organisms. Through immersion in scientific inquiry and problem solving, you’ll develop fundamental skills and knowledge for entering a wide range of careers, including those in medicine, environmental science, research, and teaching.
Nearly 40 Biology department students were among the presenters at the 15th Erickson Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, May 12. The presented research reflects a broad spectrum of biology, including human physiology, ecology, animal behavior, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics. Four research projects were honored with awards for Best Oral and Best Poster presentations.
Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler, Associate Professor of Biology, was honored with the Women in Science Frame-Shifter Award by the Department of Biology at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. This award recognizes young women scientists who have contributed to "groundbreaking" research in their field. Dr. Wall-Scheffler was recognized for her "innovative anthropological research on the relationships between energetics, load carrying, locomotion, and sexual dimorphism." Dr. Wall-Scheffler traveled to St. Catherine University during the first week of May as a Visiting Scholar, where she was presented with the award, gave a public presentation describing her research, and interacted with students and faculty. St. Catherine's Department of Biology tweeted a photo of the presentation of the award to Dr. Wall-Scheffler. Congratulations, Dr. Wall-Scheffler!