Hillary Glandon • May 18, 2016
Climate change is an accepted phenomenon throughout the scientific community, but the perspective of the general public can often be quite different. As a young researcher in the field of climate change, I often find myself in situations where climate change skeptics expect me to defend my research, which examines the effects of climate change on juvenile blue crabs. Read more . . .
Rhea Thompson • February 24, 2016
My senior year as a biology undergraduate at Drexel University was marked by the opening of the new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building. At its center stands a 22-foot wide, 80-foot tall biowall. It is a beautiful and symbiotic array of tropical plants and microbes that naturally purify the air. I didn’t know it then, but it was my first exposure to ecologically engineered systems. Read more . . .
William Yagatich • February 8, 2016
Before starting graduate school, I was convinced that learning to be a sociologist and getting a Ph.D. would be a matter of mastering the texts assigned in seminars or recommended in lectures. It never occurred to me that doing research — the actual practice — would teach me the most about my chosen field. Read more . . .
Sarah Laperriere • November 5, 2015
With a rising population, humans are altering the way land is used in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. These changes in land use are threatening the health of many stream ecosystems across Maryland. Read more . . .