Using Math to Combat Pests in Agriculture

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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

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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

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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

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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»


UC Freshman Joins Select Kemper Scholars

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Zachary Birch, a rising sophomore from Pottsgrove, Pa., has been selected from a group of finalists for the incoming class of the Kemper Scholars Program. Ursinus is one of 16 colleges and universities nationally where students are eligible for Kemper Scholarships based on leadership potential.  Read More»


ISGP Conference Attendees Eye Recommendations

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Ursinus students and faculty who participated in the conference Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases: Focus on Pandemic Preparedness,  are looking toward the next step: published actionable recommendations for policymakers addressing scientific and technological issues facing societies as they relate to pandemic preparedness. Read More»