News Center Categories — Biology & Environmental Science

Sophomore Sydney Samples Honored as 2017 Newman Civic Fellow

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with access to exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities. More…

Prairie Project To Show Iowa Land The Way It Used To Be

The prairie, which will be planted this month, will contain four different sections, along with an area of grass maintained for kids in the community to sled on in the winter. The variety of plants in each section will attract different types of insects and increase the biodiversity in the area. The first time it will be in full bloom will be the spring of 2018. More…

Foreign Policy Expert to Discuss Climate Change, National Security

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, will address climate change and its affect on national security. Wilkerson is an expert commentator on foreign policy and is a professorial lecturer on National Security Affairs at George Washington University. More…

Simpson Senior Awarded Grant from Beta Beta Beta Foundation

The research project involves surveying students about their oral health habits. Students are also asked to participate in a saliva test along the gumline in search of a rare oral microorganism. Research on dental hygiene in college students is crucial not only for Sam and Ashly’s research experience, but also for biological advancements. More…

Two Simpson Students Receive Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

Jay Wilkinson, director of international education, said it’s a great honor to Simpson to have two students receive the competitive national scholarships. “It brings me great satisfaction to see Simpson students like Alesi and Brenda be successful in their efforts to secure external funding to help cover some of the costs associated with their study abroad experiences,” he said. More…

Geophysicist, Norwalk Native to Discuss Climate Change at Simpson Event on Sept. 28

During the presentation, Breeding will explain the often misunderstood global definition of “climate change” and how it equates today to “global warming.” He will present evidence that our planet is warming at an increasing rate; explain the nature of past ice ages and what that means for the future; and describe the impact of those ice ages on our ancestors, Cro-Magnon people. More…