Students Present Research at the North Carolina Academy of Science
Eight Lenoir-Rhyne Science Majors presented their original research at the North Carolina Academy of Science annual meeting, March 6, at UNC-Pembroke. A total of nine students and seven faculty members attended. Pictured are the five biology majors. Pictured from left are Leah Sigmon, Eliot Milinore, Grace Fox, Melissa Rhoney, and Amanda Evans.
Leah and Melissa earned honors for their research presentations. Leah studied the effect of vitamin E on immunologic scenescence in horses, and Melisa studied the effect of vitamin C on gastrointestinal flora.
Annual Natural Science Careers Night a Success
The School of Natural Science held its annual Careers Night November 8, 2012. Students who major in the natural sciences attended and met professionals who have careers in one of the sciences. Seniors were able to dine with the guests and with the faculty. This gathering included many professionals who are alumni of Lenoir-Rhyne. Our students always appreciate the personal information they receive and the contacts they make in their fields of study. Pictured are seniors Leah Sigmon and Grace Fox.
Dr. Burnside Recognized in Recent Publication
The Princeton Review, a Massachusetts-based education services company, profiles outstanding professors at 122 colleges in its new book, The Best 300 Professors. Among them is LRU Professor of Biology, Dale F. Burnside. Professor Burnside is the only professor teaching in North Carolina included in this publication.The book’s impressive roster of top teachers features professors in more than 60 fields ranging from Accounting to Neuroscience to Sport Management. From an initial list of 42,000 professors considered, the final group of “best” professors chosen constitutes less than .02% of the roughly 1.8 million post-secondary teachers instructing students at colleges and universities across the US. Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP / Publisher, said, “We developed this book as a tribute to the extraordinary dedication of America’s undergraduate college professors and the vitally important role they play in our culture, and our democracy."