Missouri Western’s Biology Department provides a collaborative learning environment where students work alongside faculty to explore all forms of life at the molecular, organismal and population levels. Top-notch lab facilities, outdoor natural areas, internships and research grants give student scientists the real-world experience they need.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Dr. Mark Mills, professor in the Biology Department, was featured on the PBS episode Hidden Diversity. Watch the episode here: http://coastalkingdom.com/
Dr. Thomas Rachow, emeritus, will be receiving the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award at the Alumni Awards Banquet. Dr. Rachow started at Missouri Western in 1968 and retired this year.
Established in 1983, the Distinguished Faculty Award is given to a current faculty member by the Missouri Western State University Alumni Association in recognition of one’s lasting influence on students, excellence in teaching, professional/career accomplishments, and professional and ethical standards. https://www.missouriwestern.edu/alumni/distinguished-faculty/
To attend the Alumni Awards Banquet, please register here: https://www.missouriwestern.edu/alumni/awards-banquet-office-use/
Going Beyond Your Undergraduate Degree
Join the Alchemist Club and Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Math Departments in exploring graduate school, industry, inclusivity in STEM, and Post-graduate options.
Pizza and snacks will be provided
Eighteen MWSU biology students and three biology professors attended the Missouri Natural Resource Conference in Osage Beach, Missouri. Students presented their own research and internship experiences, as well as attending seminars and networking with professionals. Dr. Cary Chevalier received the E. Sydney Stephens Award. The E. Sydney Stephens Award is the highest honor presented by the Missouri Chapter of The Wildlife Society to one of its members and dates back to 1969. It is annually presented to a voting member of the Missouri Chapter who has developed, applied, administered, or completed an especially significant program of management, education, research, or communication that results in an outstanding contribution to the wildlife resources of Missouri. Students and faculty were also able to spend time catching up with retired MWSU biology professor Dr. David Ashley.