April 25, 2022 at 2:30pm

Millikin professor studies lead poisoning in birds of prey

America's bald eagle population has soared back after the species nearly went extinct several decades ago. But these birds of prey are being threatened once again. Bird flu has killed dozens of bald eagles this year and new research indicates that lead poisoning is also killing the birds.

September 7, 2021 at 12:30pm

Dr. Zimmerman to serve fellowship with Veterans Affairs Office of Health Services Research and Development

Dr. Laura Zimmerman, Class of 2005, and associate professor of biology at Millikin University has been awarded a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with a placement at the Veterans Affairs Office of Health Services Research and Development.

July 23, 2021 at 10:30am

Summer Project exposes Millikin student to graduate-level research

During the summer months, most students say that time flies. Elexis Richardson, a Millikin University junior from Carbondale, Ill., has a different take on that popular phrase as she performs her summer research project for the Leighty Science Scholars Program.

April 28, 2021 at 3:45pm

Millikin students plant more than 100 trees

Dr. David Horn's Conservation Biology course at Millikin University not only focuses on the earth's biological diversity, but threats to the planet's biological diversity, how threats influence populations and species, and solutions to dealing with those threats. The course includes a laboratory component which serves as an integral part of the course.

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