Biology Seminar on Tuesday 10/24 at 5 PM

The Biology Department is hosting a seminar presented by Dr. Rickey Cothran from Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Tuesday 10/24 at 5 PM in the Carter Auditorium. As no food is allowed in the auditorium, pizza will be served in the lobby outside at 4:30 PM until 5 PM. Any remaining pizza will be served after the seminar has concluded.

NSCI Partnerships Information Session: JBWN 206 @ 5:15

This Thursday, October 19th at 5:15pm JBWN 206, We will have Pizza at 5:00pm

Discover opportunities to earn an Engineering degree, Masters in Entrepreneurship, Technology, & Innovation, Masters in Clinical Laboratory Science, Nanotechnology certificate

University of Notre Dame: Discover opportunities in Science Innovation and technology; learn how to be a leader in the science industry, become a science entrepreneur through the ESTEEM program

Washington University in St. Louis: Earn an Engineering Degree and spend a “Minimester” over winter break taking engineering courses!

Carrol College and Valparaiso University: Earn a Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering degree

University of Texas Medical Branch:  Earn a Biology degree from SEU and Clinical Laboratory Science Master of Science degree from UTMB.  Excellent opportunity!

The University of Texas at Austin: Earn a Certificate in Hands-On Nanotechnologies

SEU at STIx

In August 2017, the Department of Defense Basic Research Office hosted their first-ever Science, Technology & Innovation Exchange (STIx). This event which brought together speakers to address three major topics:

  1. The big question that my research seeks to answer
  2. The big question that my technology addresses
  3. The big question of identifying, nurturing, recruiting, and/or retaining top STEM talent

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Raychelle Burks was invited to speak on topic #3. She spoke about how she integrated to federally funding programs – one by the National Science Foundation and another by the U.S. Army – to recruit, train, and retain students to her research group. Her talk can be viewed in its entirety below and other STIx talks can be found here.

Do you have science & pop culture on the brain?

Launching next month is SciPop Talks!, a speaker series that explores topics at the intersection of science and pop culture. Think Wonder Woman and The Chemists’ War, comic book physics, or why is bacon so popular. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Raychelle Burks, who co-created SciPop Talks! at University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) while a postdoctoral scholar, is hoping these Science Cafe style events will attract a diverse crowd of pop culture and science fans. SciPop Talks! program will be a collaboration with the Munday Library, who will host the talks and offer a multi-media content that supports each talk’s content. Talks are aimed toward a general audience, being 20-30 minutes in length, with Q&A to follow. Like a movie night, snacks will be provided!

The Hilltop’s SciPop Talks! will kick-off on October 4th with Dr. Michael Saclolo (Mathematics) shedding light on Euler’s Method, brought into the mainstream with the success of the book and movie Hidden Figures. Our October 11th talk will trigger your Spidey sense, with Dr. Matthew Steffenson (biology) talking Spider-Man science. Biology’s Emily Hooser Hartman’s will tackle the Harry Potter and the Transfiguration Problem on October 18th. Winter is coming to the Hilltop on October 25th when Dr. Burks talks The Song of Ice and Fire and Chemistry. All talks will start at 7pm in Munday Library room 141.

We hope to see all pop culture and science fans there!

Bill Munday School of Business announces 3 Day Startup

The Bill Munday School of Business is excited to announce that 3 Day Startup is coming to St. Edward’s University this fall. 3 Day Startup is a program that gives students the skills to not only start a company but also land jobs in startups, drive innovation in established corporations and kick-start social impact projects. By participating in 3 Day Startup, students will connect with talented people from different backgrounds, create something together and learn what it takes to found a company.

3 Day Startup at St. Edward’s University is free for participants and open to ALL majors. 

Dates: Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24

Location: Ragsdale Center

Interested students should visit http://stedwards.3daystartup.org/ and complete the application by Friday, September 8, in order to participate.

Wild Basin Welcomes Joy Hernandez- Administrative Coordinator

Wild Basin is excited to have on board Joy Hernandez as Wild Basin’s new Administrative Coordinator. Joy has a B.A in Zoology and over 10 years administrative and technical experience in the Natural Sciences, including managing daily operations at the UT fire ant laboratory and acting as a liaison between the regulated public and TCEQ. She is also a certified Master Naturalist. Joy is a wonderful addition to our team and she offers a wealth of knowledge about Central Texas flora and fauna. Feel free to reach out to Joy by email at jherna74@stedwards.edu.

Farewell Potluck Gathering for Kim Johnson at Wild Basin

After 7 years of service to St. Edward’s University and Wild Basin, our beloved Kim Johnson is moving on to new adventures. Over the past 7 years, Kim has been a vital member of the Wild Basin team and the driving force behind a broad range of Wild Basin programs, including directing Wild Basin’s social media, managing volunteer trail guides and tours, organizing countless events at Wild Basin including full-moon yoga and concerts by local musicians, spearheading Wild Basin’s role in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Hike & Lecture Series, and expertly mentoring many student interns.  Kim’s contributions to Wild Basin have made a deep and lasting impact on its programs.  We are so grateful for Kim’s expertise, hard work, and big heart — she will be greatly missed!  Kim’s last day will be Friday, August 11th. Please join us in a send-off celebration for Kim at Wild Basin on Thursday, Aug 10 from 5:30 – 8pm (potluck on the deck).

Wild Basin mentioned in Texas A&M article: “One of Four Summer Destinations on an Aggie Budget”

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve was mentioned as one of four destinations for students “on an Aggie budget” in Texas A&M’s online magazine, The Battalion. The article can be found here:

http://www.thebatt.com/life-arts/four-summer-destinations-for-the-aggie-on-a-budget/article_954b305e-674f-11e7-99c5-5f727cbfa56b.html

Wild Basin Welcomes Marissa Faris – Environmental Education Coordinator

The Wild Basin Creative Research Center is excited to announce the hiring of Marissa Faris as our new Environmental Education Coordinator! Marissa’s first day was July 14th and she is quickly getting up to speed on Wild Basin educational programming and activities, as well as SEU policies and systems. We will work to make opportunities for many of you to meet with Marissa – to discuss your ideas, experiences, questions, and dreams for the Wild Basin Environmental Education Program. Stay tuned for announcements regarding meeting opportunities and other events. In the meantime, please help us welcome Marissa Faris (mfaris@stedwards.edu) to the Wild Basin Creative Research Team!

Bio describing Marissa’s training and experience:

Marissa Faris joined the Wild Basin Creative Research Center team in July 2017 as the Environmental Education Coordinator. We are excited to welcome her and to benefit from her wealth of experience in environmental and outdoor education. Marissa has a Master’s of Agriculture in Horticulture from Texas A&M University and is a certified Texas educator with four years of full-time classroom teaching experience. At A&M, she served as the inaugural Program Coordinator for Experiential Education in the Department of Horticultural Sciences, where she was responsible for increasing participation in undergraduate research, internships, study abroad programs, and service learning. Her teaching experience includes working with students in kindergarten through middle school, college students, and mentoring new teachers. She also has experience training volunteers at the Chicago Botanical Garden, developing curriculum and creating an outdoor learning program for K-5 students, and producing interpretive garden literature for visitors of all ages.

Final Day of Go-for-Launch! Austin – Presentations

It’s been a fantastic first 2 days of our second annual Go For Launch! Austin at St. Edward’s University. We are excited to hear all the brilliant ideas the students who participated this year will present and want to invite you to join us for this!

You are welcome to join us for any, or all, of the following TODAY in Carter Auditorium (JBWS):

1:30-2:15   Talk From Astronaut Don Thomas

2:15-3:50   Student presentations of their experiment ideas

3:50 – 4:00  Overview of St. Edward’s University

4:00-4:30   Break with refreshments

4:30-5:00   Award Ceremony