When environmental science major Saba Iqbal ’19 is not in classes, she spends most of her time in an archaeology laboratory, cleaning, photographing, and filing artifacts found on the grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, the personal retreat of the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson.
The first thing you hear when you walk into the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke is chirping. Lots of chirping. And alarms, which go off at 15- to 90-minute intervals and alert staff and volunteers that somebody needs to be fed. “I go home and I hear timers,” said Mary Spangler ’20, one of two University of Lynchburg students volunteering at the wildlife rehabilitation center this summer.
On Saturday, Jyoti Aggarwal will graduate from Lynchburg College with a Master of Education in Science Education. With the degree, she’ll be one step closer to becoming a chemistry professor. Asked about her career goals, she said, “It’s a pretty straightforward answer,” adding that she’s planned since high school to earn a PhD and teach at the university level.
Dr. Laura Henry-Stone, assistant professor of environmental studies and sustainability, and 12 students from her environmental studies capstone course helped plan and facilitate a climate change summit held Friday, April 13, at Randolph College. In addition to students and faculty from Lynchburg and Randolph colleges, those attending the Community Resilience Building Forum included representatives from […]
Every other summer, Lynchburg College students accompany Brooke Haiar on a trip to Wyoming to dig up dinosaur bones no one has seen before. Scientists from the Virginia Museum of Natural History visit Lynchburg occasionally to work on research with the students.
“Students graduating from college this year and in the next few years will have no greater challenge ahead of them than that of climate change and all of the associated environmental, social, and political impacts,” said Dr. Laura Henry-Stone, an environmental studies professor.
Lynchburg Living magazine chose Tyler Stephens ’19, a biology major from Suffolk, Virginia, for a monthly question-and-answer profile in its May/June issue. The issue hit the newsstands Monday, May 1. Tyler’s photography caught the eye of the magazine editor earlier this year thanks to his Instagram account, @tylerstephens_photography, which he frequently updates with new photos […]
Lynchburg College students are helping the urban farm Lynchburg Grows start a composting program. The public is invited to a composting workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 6, at Lynchburg Grows.
Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet — but what about when it is being devoured by aphids? University of Lynchburg student Rebekah Grimes is conducting research to determine whether parasites impact a plant’s ability to attract pollinators through the aromas they release. Over the summer, she spent a […]
Lynchburg College students recently dug up earthworms — and data — for a national study that will help biologists understand the nature of invasive species. They collected more than 100 earthworms and identified the species of each one.