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    October 2
    “The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for underrepresented undergraduate minority students. The goal is to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.”
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    October 1
    Supports North American and British students on a summer STEM internship in Germany.
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    September 22
    Health for America (HFA) at MedStar Health is building a cadre of young innovators—with actionable skills and knowledge in health, design, entrepreneurship, and leadership—who create novel, sustainable, and scalable health solutions.
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    September 22
    Fellowships for teaching science
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    September 18
    The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships attempt to increase diversity in college and university-level teaching while maximizing the educational benefits of diversity. Each year, the Ford Foundation offers approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships ($20,000 per year for up to three years), 35 dissertation fellowships ($21,000 for one year), and 20 postdoctoral fellowships ($40,000 for one year).
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    September 18
    The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools.
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    September 18
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; andrecruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.
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    September 18
    The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
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    August 22
    Meet four of our dynamic professors.
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    August 16

    Biology professor Greg Hermann has been awarded a nearly half-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, his third NSF grant since joining Lewis & Clark. His three-year project on the development of lysosome-related organelles in nematodes will engage between 25 and 55 undergraduates each year in mentored, investigative, and original research.

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    July 29

    Lily Clarke BA ’15 grew up in the tiny town of Condon, Montana—population: 343. She’s now a Fulbright fellow studying ethnomycology in Nepal, pairing her interest in ecology with her passion for giving back to the communities in which she works. Clarke shared her inspirational story with the Missoulian newspaper earlier this month.

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    July 27

    Sasha Bishop BA ’15 has been awarded first place in a highly competitive poster presentation session held by the International Congress of Arachnology, which draws nearly 400 students from around the world to compete and share original research. Bishop heads to the University of Michigan this fall to pursue her PhD in biodiversity. 

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    July 27
    On August 16, Associate Professor of Psychology Erik Nilsen will be the featured guest at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s popular Science Pub Series. Nilsen’s talk is entitled, “Melding Digital and Tangible Toys to Support Creative Play for Preschoolers.”
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    June 28
    Putting their summers to good use, Lewis & Clark’s Rogers Science fellows will present their research findings to their professors and peers at a weekly ‘Brown Bag’ session. While the program is open specifically to students of math and science, the skills they develop—tenacity, creative thinking, and strong presentation skills—are valuable across all fields of study.
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    June 15

    A team of five Lewis & Clark students have qualified for the final rounds of the 2016 Cleantech Challenge. The competition, held at Portland State University, invites student entrepreneurs to showcase their inventions and compete for a $10,000 grand prize.

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    May 25
    The pursuit of a better understanding of how the brain grows and functions is the goal of Tamily Weissman-Unni’s research laboratory. Weissman has been named a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award that will support her research and teaching over the next five years.
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    May 12
    Five seniors and six recent alumni will spend the next year overseas after receiving prestigious awards from the Fulbright Program. Lewis & Clark is one of the top producers of Fulbright award winners in the country.
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    April 28
    Four biology alumni have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The awards are investments in the education of outstanding students who have the potential to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering.
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    April 11

    Eve Lowenstein B.A. ’17 is one of just 252 scholars selected from a field of 1,150 students nominated by 415 institutions nationwide. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships are widely considered the preeminent awards for undergraduates preparing for science careers. Irene Duba B.A. ’17 garnered an honorable mention. 

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    October 30
    Lewis & Clark professors are renowned researchers and scholars.
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    October 1
    Lewis & Clark’s 18th annual Environmental Affairs Symposium this year runs from October 20-22, and is free and open to the public. The student-organized symposium will explore how environmentalism and sustainability can be promoted in all fields of study with this year’s theme Environment Across Boundaries.
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    October 28

    With funding from the National Science Foundation, Alex Young ’15 spent his summer immersed in the forests of eastern Kansas. A typical day of his research internship—pursued after deriving inspiration from a book recommended by William Swindells Sr. Professor of Natural Sciences Paulette Bierzychudek—included climbing trees and collecting moss and lichen samples for later laboratory study.

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    September 18
    A biology and mathematics double major, Kristen Crandell B.A. ’09 has published her undergraduate research as the cover story in the journal Zoology.
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    September 17
    Professor of Chemistry Louis Kuo has been awarded a $220,116 grant from the National Science Foundation in support of his research on the degradation of organophosphates, neurotoxins that are used pervasively as agricultural pesticides.
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    August 21
    Get to know Assistant Professor of Biology Margaret Metz.
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    June 26
    Grant-funded research by Lewis & Clark students and faculty is the focus of a new website.
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    June 24
    Get to know Ian Alistair Lake B.A. ’13, M.A.T. ’14, a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark’s master of arts in teaching program.
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    June 18
    Greta Binford, associate professor of biology and renowned researcher of venomous spiders, recently appeared on a special Portland edition of Science Friday. The Public Radio International program—heard weekly by more than a million listeners—first featured Binford’s arachnid expertise in 2007.
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    May 15

    Our faculty members are honored for their exceptional teaching and research.

     

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    February 14
    Current students share their top Lewis & Clark course recommendations.
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