“By drawing out the bees that I was working with this summer, it helped me understand them more. ... It's something I would look into doing after college as well, doing field guides and booklets like that. I kind of want to be a beekeeper after college; just have my own garden, my own place.”
Bella Goland ’24
The Lawrence Marine Biology Program
Dip your toe into the waters of marine biology at Lawrence with courses on coral reef ecology, environmental microbiology and ecological energetics, plus hands-on experience on the shores of Lake Michigan and in Caribbean coral reefs.
Research Opportunities from Day One
From your first biology class to advanced seminars, opportunities for independent and collaborative research abound.
The Chandler Senior Experience
Purposeful advising in spring of sophomore year and attendance at BioFest will spark you to think about what you want to undertake for your culminating project. At a weekend Björklunden retreat during junior year, you’ll brainstorm project ideas and further sharpen your focus. Internships, LU Research Experiences and tutorials may shape your project further, which you’ll launch prior to Term II of your senior year.
Examples of recent Senior Experiences:
- Thermal Tolerances of Bee Genera Amongst Urban and Rural Communities
- Characterizing the Dynamics of Angiogenin Uptake and Cellular Localization with a Split-GFP System
- Exploring and Understanding the Role of *ttll-11* in Intraflagellar Transport
Undergraduate work in biology opens the door to many advanced study opportunities as well as careers in science, technology, and health.