October 13, 2020 at 10:30am
Dane Lisser

Ramping up the Research

Dr. Travis Wilcoxen, associate professor of physiological ecology and chair of the Biology Department at Millikin University, is among the many faculty members ramping up research efforts this fall. Several of Wilcoxen's students are conducting research studies on birds and tadpoles, and while everyone is staying socially-distant, each of his students have their own time in the lab to work on their projects.

These particular research projects in the Biology Department serve as valuable learning experiences for undergraduates as they prepare for the next step – graduate school. This is proven as Millikin has seen great success of alumni completing their research and having their work published in state, national and international journals.

In this episode of The Millikin Minute, Director of Media Relations & Publications Dane Lisser sits down with Dr. Wilcoxen to discuss his research efforts and how project-based learning opportunities through Millikin's Biology Department are helping students become scientists.