U-Imagine Center Speaker Series

Two highly successful entrepreneurs who have worked in varying capacities at diverse businesses spoke on Wednesday, Sept. 17, as part of the U-Imagine Center speaker series. Read More»


Using Spanish Skills to Gain Community Insight

Giovanna Steyaert

Professor Giovanna Steyaert, from the Modern Languages Department, was awarded the Ursinus College Teaching and Learning Initiative Grant for Pedagogical Innovation and Experimentation. The name of her project is: Integrating service learning to the Spanish curriculum. Read More»


Using Math to Combat Pests in Agriculture

Cara Sulyok 2015 didn’t love math as a middle school student. But one of her teachers saw Sulyok’s potential, applied innovative teaching techniques to spark her interest, and soon math was a passion. Now a rising senior, Sulyok wrestles with complex mathematical methods including, non-linear systems of differential equations, scramble competition approaches, sensitivity analysis, Pontryagin’s Maximum Principle, computer simulations, and optimal control theory (OCT). Read More»


Examining Water Quality in Ocean City Lagoons

The lagoons of Ocean City, N.J., surround waterfront homes where families enjoy spending time in – and on – the water.  Summer fellow Michael Gasbarro is studying the man-made lagoons with a focus on water quality and bacterial levels. Read More»


Manatee Conservation

If it’s possible for an animal to be both lumbering and graceful, it is the buoyant and endearing manatee. It’s the creature that captured the imagination of Summer Fellow Xy Serafy after an encounter at the beach with her family. Serafy, an Environmental Studies and Spanish dual major, will focus her research on the Antillean manatee, a subspecies that is working to survive in the coastal waters of Mexico. Read More»


Studying Alternative Methods to Pesticides

Jamie Faselt 2015 and Phoenixia Rene 2017

When Cory Straub, Associate Professor of Biology, walks out into the fields of rolling alfalfa he notices the smallest things. Footsteps cause certain insects to scatter, among them, the tiny and very destructive Potato Leafhopper. Read More»