Around Campus - Nursing Simulation Laboratory

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 22, 2022 at 9:48 AM

Our Nursing Simulation Laboratory assists nursing students in learning critical thinking and clinical judgment skills in preparation for their healthcare careers. The “manikins” act as lifelike patient simulators, wherein instructors provide real-time feedback via a control center, giving students as close to a hospital scenario as possible.

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Topics: Our Students, Programs and Majors, Health Sciences, Health and Natural Sciences

Engineering Technology Department Industry Advisory Board Meeting

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 21, 2022 at 3:58 PM

Late last week, Dean of The School of Health and Natural Sciences Dr. Jennifer Hanselman and Engineering Technology Department faculty welcomed local business partners to the  Fitchburg State University Engineering Technology Department's Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting. Included on the agenda was an opportunity for students to present their work to the partners in attendance.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Community, Health and Natural Sciences

Around Campus - Invertebrate Biology Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 16, 2022 at 3:01 PM

Students in Biology and Chemistry Professor John Ludlam's Invertebrate Biology Lab are studying feeding efficiency in the hornworm. The process involves meticulously weighing & recording natural and artificial food sources, along with the worm, and its waste. The results will give a better idea of how the different food sources are used by the worm. 

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Health and Natural Sciences

FYE - Science Meets Literature to "Terrraform" the Study Space

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM

The mood was set in an Antonucci Science Complex study space with hanging vines, the scent of flowers, and fog - courtesy of dry ice - as students in the Dr. Katharine Covino (English Studies) and Dr. Erin MacNeal Rehrig (Biology and Chemistry) FYE course "terraform" the space. Students also transformed the space by hanging & presenting the posters they created using the book, Bloom  by  Kenneth Oppel as inspiration.

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Topics: Student Experience, Our Students, Programs and Majors, Humanities, Health and Natural Sciences

Around Campus - Gel Electrophoresis Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 8, 2022 at 1:48 PM

Students in General Biology Lab learn about Gel electrophoresis, a technique used to separate DNA fragments and other macromolecules by size and charge. DNA samples are loaded into wells (indentations) at one end of a gel, and an electric current is applied to pull them through the gel. DNA fragments are negatively charged, so they move towards the positive electrode. Because all DNA fragments have the same amount of charge per mass, small fragments move through the gel faster than large ones. When a gel is stained with a DNA-binding dye, the DNA fragments can be seen as bands, each representing a group of same-sized DNA fragments.

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Topics: Student Experience, Programs and Majors, Health and Natural Sciences

Around Campus - Web GIS Class

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 7, 2022 at 12:15 PM

Students in Earth and Geographic Sciences Professor Jane Huang's Web GIS (Geographic Information System) course work on mapping projects. One student is mapping out all of the highest elevation points in each state. 

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Topics: Student Experience, Programs and Majors, Health and Natural Sciences

Around Campus - Anatomy and Physiology Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 4, 2022 at 11:31 AM

Students in Biology and Chemistry Professor Lisa Grimm's Anatomy and Physiology Lab identify musculature and what it's function is.

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Around Campus - Oceanography Lab

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 3, 2022 at 1:12 PM

Students in Earth and Geographic Sciences Professor Elizabeth Gordon's Oceanography class learn about physical oceanography (waves, tides, currents)  by creating their own waves in lab. One group decided to emulate a tidal wave to see how their tiny boat would fare.

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Topics: Student Experience, Programs and Majors, Health and Natural Sciences

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