The Department of Biology and Earth Science encourages research among its majors. The department faculty holds active research programs in freshwater ecology, molecular/cellular biology, plant science, and paleontology. Each year students complete projects under the direction of the faculty and these projects count as independent studies, Distinction Projects, or Honor's Thesis. Student research is usually presented at the Annual Meeting of The Ohio Science Academy.
Columbus Dispatch: Kadeen Jennings and Whitney Rodriguez presented the results of their senior research project at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology from Jan. 3- 7 in Austin, TX. Their project was entitled, "Competition-induced gut length plasticity, food intake and growth in red-eyed tree frogs, Agalychnis callidryas." They conducted this research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Gamboa, Panama.
Daily Standard, Celina, Ohio: Rachel Young presented the results of her senior research project at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology from Jan. 3- 7 in Austin, TX. Her project was entitled, "Compensatory growth in larval American Toads."
Learn about additional research opportunities on the Research at Otterbein site.