Environmental Sciences

SAS Program at Whittier College

Seminars in Biology that Engage Students in the Creation of New Knowledge

Funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation

Often students begin college with the goal of simply being consumers of knowledge; in the biology seminars listed below, students will transcend this notion by developing the skills and confidence to create new knowledge with faculty mentors. The primary objective of Students as Scholars (SAS) Seminars is to engage biology majors in authentic research and the scholarly process.

2016 Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Poets

Honors ConvocationMore than 100 Whittier College students were recognized for their dedication to academics, service, and leadership at the 2016 Spring Honors Convocation held at the Graham Athletics Center last month.

Kaufman Honored with 2016 Nerhood Teaching Excellence Award

Joyce KaufmanJoyce Kaufman has sparked intellectual dialogue about political science in her Whittier College classrooms for more than 30 years. She's inspired students with her passion, cultivated dedicated scholars through her curriculum, and served as a role model for young Poets.

Undergraduate Research in Full Display at URSCA

Student presenting at URSCAWhittier College's 2016 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Presentation Day highlighted the quality undergraduate research produced by Whittier students.

The all-day conference included simultaneous poster sessions in Mendenhall lobby and individual presentations in Hoover Hall.

URSCA 2016

The conference is designed to highlight the quality undergraduate research produced on the Whittier campus and will provide students an opportunity to present original work completed during Summer 2015 and the 2015-16 academic year. For many students, participation in the URSCA presentation day represents the culmination of their senior project work and satisfies a capstone experience requirement Whittier calls Communication IV in Whittier's liberal education program.

Guest Lecture: Dr. Marybeth Gasman

The director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Marybeth Gasman will engage with the Whittier College community in a discussion about diversity and higher education on April 25 at 3 p.m. The talk titled Engaging a Diverse Nation: Lessons from Minority Serving Institutions will take place at Whittier College’s Memorial Chapel, located at 13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90601. All faculty, students, staff, and community members are welcome to attend.

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