- Dr. Lauren Woolsey, Physical Sciences, appeared on a WZZM 13 news segment entitled "5 Myths About the Spring Equinox" on March 20.
- Dr. Lauren Woolsey, Physical Sciences, recently appeared on WOOD TV 8's Eight West program to promote the Fall in Love with STEM event which was held on February 23 at GRCC.
- Poet Katie Kalisz, English - Poetry Reading, February 2019
Congrats to Laura Byers, Psychology adjunct . . .
Laura received an Employee Service Award for her long-standing commitment to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services on March 7, 2019. Laura is a psychologist working at the Pine Rest Patient Consultation Center in neuropsychology.
GRCC professor published in national peer-reviewed journal . . .
Dr. Matthew Douglas, professor of Zoology and Botany at GRCC, has recently published a paper in the Great Lakes Entomologist, a national peer-reviewed journal, that documents the change of nectar-providing plants used by migrating monarch butterflies (from goldenrod to the invasive Star Thistle/Spotted Knapweed) in the Beaver Island Archipelago of northern Lake Michigan. The paper is titled: Use of Spotted Knapweed/Star Thistle (Asterales: Asteraceae) as the Primary Source of Nectar by Early Migrating Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from Beaver Island, Michigan.
- Luke Ellison "Bayes' Theorem: Using Probability Theory to Quantify Uncertainty" April, 2019
- Alejandro Saldivar "Systems of Linear Equations, Linear Programming & the Simplex Method" March, 2019
- Brian Hadley "Mathematical Forecasting & Classroom Resources" February, 2019
- Branden Wilson "DeMontmort's Matching Problem" January, 2019
Psychology Speaker Series
- Dr. Michael Wolfe "What Happens When We Change Ourselves? A Look at Beliefs and Health" March, 2019
- Dr. Timothy Hartshorne "CHARGE Syndrome: The Study of a Rare Childhood Disorder" February, 2019
Biology Science Talks
- Bill Faber "Gene Modifications: CRISPR" March, 2019
- Nicole Vander Schaaf "Epigenetics & Colon Cancer: A tale of mice, microbes and methyl groups" February, 2019
Dr. Lindsey Naylor "Fair Trade Rebels" March, 2019
Dr. Linsey Naylor and Mike DeVivo "Conversation with a Geographer" March, 2019
This summer, GRCC geology students Maegan Bouwens and Madison Jones are heading to Texas to conduct field research in geology! They were two of only seven students nationwide invited to participate in a fully-funded research experience at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
UTEP collaborates with El Paso Community College and the National Science Foundation to bring two-year college students interested in pursuing a career in geology to study 34 to 56-million-year-old igneous rocks exposed in the El Paso area.
Maegan and Madison will spend 4 weeks conducting field work from UTEP, after which they will continue their research back home in Michigan. In addition to learning skills and methods employed by professional geologists, our students will work with peer and faculty mentors who will assist them with their research. Maegan and Madison will also participate in activities with members of their cohort that include weekend field trips, practicing their science communication skills, and attending professional meetings, workshops, and seminars with geoscience professionals. Upon completion of their research projects, Maegan and Madison will have the opportunity to present their research to both the local community and at a professional meeting for geoscientists.
We congratulate both students and look forward to hearing about their experiences!
School of Arts & Sciences embracing advantages of Open Education Resources (OER) . . .
Recent articles highlighting GRCC's OER initiative