Crawfish

Department of Biology

    From investigating genes and cells to studying ecosystems, we emphasize a strong foundation in biology that includes practical classroom, laboratory and field experiences.

    Both programs benefit from Hood’s graduate programs in biomedical science and environmental biology; seniors have opportunities to take advanced elective courses that are generally not offered at small liberal arts colleges.

    Graduates have expressed that this provides a real head start for graduate school, medical school and the job market.


    Upcoming Events 

    Workshop for Hood EDUC Students STEM 101 

    ARE YOU INTERESTED IN

    TEACHING IN STEM DISCIPLINES?

    COULD A SCHOLARSHIP HELP YOU COMPLETE YOUR FOUR-YEAR DEGREE AND TEACHING CERTIFICATION?

    HOOD’S NSTEP PROGRAM (NOYCE STEM TEACHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP) PROVIDES AN AVERAGE OF $18,000 PER YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUR FINAL TWO YEARS. *

     

     WANT MORE INFORMATION?

    APPLY FOR STEM 101, A THREE-DAY INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING STEM SUBJECTS IN HIGH-NEEDS SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

    WHEN:            January 18-20, 2022

    WHERE:         Hood College Virtual Classroom on Zoom

    WHAT:             Learn about teaching in STEM, explore culturally relevant teaching practices and take part in virtual field trips to see these ideas in action. Receive professional strategies and daily giveaways for your future classroom use.

    COSTS:           FREE  (First 10 participants will receive a robot giveaway worth over $50)

    TO APPLY:      Email nstep@hood.edu with your name, contact information, and a brief (one paragraph) statement of why you are interested in the STEM 101 workshop.

    QUESTIONS:  Contact us at nstep@hood.edu for questions or more information. www.hood.edu/nstep

    * A teaching commitment of two years in a high-needs school district is required for every yearof scholarship support you receive.

    Spring 2022 Seminar Series 

    Unless noted, seminars are held from 1:00-1:50 pm (EST) via Zoom. Open to all Hood undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Dahewan Kim kimd@hood.edu

    Seminar recordings can be found by clicking on the title of the seminar. You must be logged into Blackboard. 

    https://zoom.us/j/2661521685?pwd=UDJLRG9VTmZlTEhtMVdLeWJpdURLdz09
    Meeting ID: 266 152 1685
    Passcode: 494161

    Tuesday,
    February 1
    (Zoom)

    Dr. Felix Buabeng
    Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Agribusiness Technology Program
    The College of Albemarle

    Thursday,
    February 3
    (Zoom)

    Dr. Kristin Reynolds 
    Chair and Visiting Assistant Professor of Food Studies
    Schools of Public Engagement, The New School 

    Tuesday,
    February 8
    (Zoom) 

    Dr. Claire Friedrichsen
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    University of Idaho

    Thursday,
    February 17
    (Zoom)

    Dr. Jessica Beauchamp 
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of North Carolina

    Tuesday, 
    February 22 
    (Zoom)

    Dr. Earl Larson 
    Instructor
    Science Department, St. Johns River State College

    Tuesday, 
    March 1 
    (Zoom)

    Dr. Chrissy Cummings 
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Stockton University 

    Thursday,
    March 3
    (Zoom)

    Dr. Brett Schofield
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Doane University 

    Tuesday,
    March 8
    (Zoom)

    Dr. Michael Vandewege
    Instructor, Department of Biology
    Eastern New Mexico University 

    Thursday,
    March 10
    (Zoom)

    Dr. Meredith Yeager
    Senior Principal Scientist and Scientific Director,
    Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute/Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

     

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    Professor Daehwan Kim strives to help underrepresented students enjoy science and biology.

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