Many of Bucknell's faculty, staff and students, and even our president, John Bravman, became the first in their family to pursue a four-year college degree. Here they share their stories and encourage those who are considering their college options. Watch the videos
At Bucknell University, you will receive a rigorous and highly valuable education that will prepare you to succeed on campus, in your career and in life. Take a look at some of the great outcomes our students and alumni experience.
"By learning about Latin America and its relationship to the U.S., students can think deeply about their place in the world as global citizens and recognize that, despite differences, the two regions are quite similar and share histories as well as a continent."
"As a comparative humanist who specializes in Asian thought, the goal of both my research and my teaching is to create bridges of understanding across seemingly diverse eras, cultures, religions and ways of being."
â€œI look over the shoulders of a bunch of different scientists and try to make some synoptic conclusions, offer a general theoretical perspective, and connect it with what individual investigators are up to.â€
"The ability to decode patterns is a key that opens many locks. Whether you're talking about data security, business, medicine, chemistry or even art, seeing patterns means seeing solutions to real world problems."
"We are watching global-scale changes in climate, sea levels and ecologies. We need a geological perspective to understand these changes."
"Bucknell's engineering students become familiar with professional-grade equipment, and they are especially well prepared for the workforce. It's something employers mention time and again."
"Even for non-majors, a little more mathematics can be a competitive advantage."
"There is a drought and the price of tomatoes has just doubled. Your company makes a quality tomato sauce and you can't raise the price of your sauce more than 20 percent without negatively affecting your customer base. What are you going to do?"
"The international experience is so important for young people today. Living abroad not only helps with language skills but it also results in more open-minded thinking."
"I often find that I'm setting aside an article or something I've read in a book for use in class and because it would be interesting for future study. So for me it all fits together."
"My students have to see themselves as part of a team, and function as such, in order to succeed."
"Getting people with different backgrounds to communicate and work well together. It's the key to innovation."
"I want my students to recognize and appreciate the beauty and usefulness of mathematics, develop a logical, patient approach to solving problems and write and speak clearly about rigorous ideas."
"A lot of people think that math ended 100 years ago, and math is the way we are taught when growing up. But math still has frontiers."
â€œThe wonderful, beautiful thing about math in my mind is that we work on things and then suddenly somewhere decades down the road someone says, that could be useful. And it becomes useful.â€
â€œUltimately, I hope that my contributions in this field can lead to better hospital operational performances, and in turn, better health outcomes for patients.â€
"The underlying assumption in social sciences is that we need materiality. But what happens to consumers when 'stuff' can be digitized, divorced from its original tangibility, such as music on a computer, or art work in a virtual gallery?"
"As we are training the next generation of managers, I hope they see connections between disciplines and that they develop a genuine concern for social issues in the organizations where they work."
"Bucknell students are taught to think. I incorporate my approach to research in class to help them do just that."
"There's something transformative about black queer relationships that can reshape the way we think about power dynamics. There's something that might help us think about justice in different ways if we look at a variety of family styles and family practices and family lives."
"I would like my students to become global citizens with political and ethical awareness."
"One of the important things we've determined is stars don't all form at the same time. The earlier stars tend to have an influence on the later ones."
"The facilities here are absolutely first-rate. There are numerous rooms designed for individual or small group practice, large rehearsal rooms, a state-of-the-art computerized keyboard lab and performance spaces that few universities can rival as far as acoustics and design."
"I like doing this work because you can see the direct impact it can have. The doctors need to know this and it will change how they do surgery. That's very exciting for the students and for me."
"For every student who walks in my office, I'm thinking about helping them in some way or another."
"By examining the roles of powerful high priests, and by studying how ritualistic symbolism is used to mask social and economic conflict while preserving moral and social order, a deeper understanding of financial audits can emerge."
"Think about it. If the human mind/brain is uniform in structure, then doesn't it follow that all languages should be, at some level, the same?"
"So many societies are in a constant state of struggle. These struggles often revolve around idealistic visions, but they are in struggle with established forces. They are going through upheaval, and they are redefining democracy. We can learn a great deal from these struggles."
"The focus used to be on availability of food, but now people recognize that availability isn't enough if the people who need it can't access or utilize it."
"Having access to equipment like this is really something.... Getting this kind of hands-on experience makes students especially well prepared for graduate school."
"This scholarship is an opportunity not only for faculty collaboration, but for student collaboration as well."
"What are the sets of events that created this? What are the impacts and implications for the people who live there? And how do we make the world better for people based on this knowledge? For me, that's what geography does."
"I plan to trace the historical precedents for the kinds of understandings of democracy, of participation and of sovereignty that don't really relate to casting a vote and electing your representative."
"We always need to think historically when we think about environmental issues. What I'm trying to do is reveal historical patterns and make them relevant to our environmental problems today."
"I want students to get away from the 'right vs. wrong interpretation' that's so common in secondary education. To do that, I try to create space for students to be part of meaningful conversations."
â€œThe act of writing is what writes a book, what discovers a book.â€
"I feel obligated to make my work accessible and interesting to students. If I can articulate terms, concepts and theories to them in a way they can understand, then I feel I'm doing well."
"Hearing aids of the future will be required to not only amplify sounds in different frequencies differently, but they will also need to help people gain auditory focus so that they can sit in an environment and feel that they have the ability to look at somebody and listen to this or that person with ease."
â€œThe willingness to be vulnerable, to speak mistakes, and to talk for growth in the classroom creates a valuable dialogue between teachers and students. We learn that we are all human beings, imperfect and flawed â€“ and that's okay."
â€œI have a philosophical approach to teaching and learning that has, at its center, the idea that this interaction is a relationship.â€
â€œThe education process is to some extent an exercise in indoctrination. It prepares students to be part of the status quo, but a liberal arts education should be an antidote against that.â€
"I hope to teach my students that economics is more than money, finance or studying the latest economic crisis. We must also understand the underlying human behavior."
"The fact that human action can make life better for people at the bottom of society was and is thrilling to me."
"Cyber-physical systems and buildings research are areas where undergraduates can really contribute. We have great spaces on campus for undergraduates to help develop solutions for our buildings to save energy."
"Not only did the students get to work with a real client and learn about three languages in the process, they also have a real product to show for it."
"Metamorphoses and other novels of the period are less familiar to undergraduates than more canonical texts, but it's important for students to be introduced to these surprisingly modern â€“ and fun â€“ stories that can help us reflect on both the ancient world and our own."
â€œWe have so many challenges â€¦ energy, water, food and the environment. Working with students, itâ€™s great to come up with ideas and a few solutions.â€
â€œUndergraduate research projects remain the single most valuable educational experience we provide for science majors.â€
"The purpose of my research is to design and develop affordable solid oxide fuel cell technology with more fuel flexibility and higher power output."
"There is real support for collaboration and creative problem-solving here.â€
"Foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, fertilizers, gasoline â€“ just to name a few. Once you understand the concepts, you can create pretty much anything."
â€œNot many students have seen amphibians in the field. Itâ€™s important for young generations to experience nature.â€
"Many of our students get real world, hands-on experience at a top medical facility. And this is as undergraduates!â€
"Believe it or not, when the human genome is compared to the fruit fly genome, about 60 percent of the genes are closely related. When it gets down to the molecular level, we're more similar to fruit flies than you might think."
"For our students to get hands-on experience in a facility like this is invaluable."
"We have faculty that are circulating, researching and publishing with the best in America, while at the same time not sacrificing the quality of the undergraduate education we deliver."
"Students can get involved in research pretty quickly once they come to Bucknell. It's not so much the exact area they choose, it's the experience of learning how to carry out scientific research that's going to help them be successful in whatever they do."
"You can't think about politics without considering the people on the ground -- the ones who are represented, particularly those who are often homogenized and marginalized."
"We really have to push the bounds of our capabilities to make rare isotopes in order even to be able to ask the questions that we need to ask."
"I shape sound. In my electro-acoustic works, it is akin to working with a canvas, which is time, where I create a trajectory or stasis or environment."
"With physics, you aren't necessarily learning the set of tools that you are going to use in your future career. Rather, what you are learning is the methodology of thinking, the logic of thinking, the expertise of pooling different resources together to solve a problem put in front of you."
"When you are talking about clinical trials, missingness tends to be informative."
"The Druze community lives in an identity crisis. They are between being Palestinians or being Druze. They live within a modern, westernized culture, but at the same time have a very traditional culture."
"We don't live in just an auditory environment. We typically have multiple senses interacting, with very important and very rich cues coming from visual input."
"When you design a programming language, you need to give semantics to it, you need to explain how the language is going to work. For that we use mathematics. We explain the behavior of the language using a mathematical formula."
"A lot of people you interact with are not accounting people, so you need to be able to communicate with anybody."
"Learning how people in different parts of the world, near or far, think about something as seemingly simple as how to avoid getting a cold or when it's OK to cry in public, and how that organizes their behavior, unsettles our own assumptions and lets us reflect on why we do what we do."
"I'm looking at how to make the processor more power efficient, or how to get more performance from the same power so, for instance, you can record or edit your video on your phone while you're talking or multitasking in some other way."
"If you learn about biodiversity, you will find that there are many things, literally millions of things, left on the planet that we still don't know about."
"When you say 'teaching,' I feel like that puts me at the center of a discussion -- and that's not what it's about. That's not why we're supposed to be here. We're here for the students."
"My favorite thing is to be in the lab, trying to uncover neural mechanisms of behavior with students, and sharing my appreciation for the complex interactions between brain and behavior."
"It's really wonderful to see my students transition into these loving, care-giving people in addition to becoming fabulous music teachers."
"Our research experimented with a community-based strategy where we taught basic ethnographic techniques to a group of villagers in rural Bangladesh."
"There is so much that can be done in the fields of control and safety. Plus, let's face it. Cars are cool."
â€œGender is something that we live with and experience everyday. It is not something we are born with, but what culture imposes upon us. It pervades different aspects of our lives.â€
"It's an exciting time to be involved in research associated with manufacturing and materials characterization."
"The reality film creates is extremely important to us, as it exists in its own constant reality outside of our reality, which changes around us."
"I think it is important for students to get that sense that they are doing or seeing something that was unknown. This permits them to stay curious and explore new ways to understand the material or solve problems."
"There's nothing quite like witnessing a student having a 'Eureka!' moment to know I've really made a difference."
"I help students understand a subject which is usually and unfortunately taught as a body of facts to be memorized and not as a dynamic field of study that requires comprehensive understanding."
"I am fortunate to work at an institution that values interdisciplinary scholarship and allows me to pursue two different research tracks."
"I enjoy working with students on their research projects because it feels like I am passing on the wisdom that I received from those who helped mentor me over the years."
"One of the mantras of the department is 'Results, not excuses.' I expect my students to pursue their work with academic rigor, and do a quality work of which they can be proud."
"I love that I am able to contribute in different ways to Bucknell to help our community be a beacon for intellectual enterprise, artistic expression and curiosity."
"Be conservative, be liberal, be wherever you want to be politically -- that's fine, it's up to you. But be the most informed person you can be."
"For something to be sustainable, it needs to be environmentally and economically viable over a long period of time. But it also means looking out for people who don't have a say."
"Mathematics and its study are not simply about numbers and esoteric theory, but also about the ability to reason logically and build increasingly complex arguments on a solid knowledge base."
"I always try to stress to the students that they're very likely doing things nobody else has done before."
"A recent demonstration against Putin in Moscow, that drew 10,000 people, was organized and led by writers and poets -- literature still matters that much."
"The point of mathematics is that we're often not answering today's questions, but rather the questions of the future."
"Contemporary English fiction has become wonderfully diversified, with a thrilling number of voices, all chiming in to capture the flux and interconnectedness of our time."
"We need to reintroduce the benefits of inquiry-based science instruction, which improves the knowledge of both the content and processes of science. That's win-win."
"I didn't come here with an agenda of turtles, but this was where my work led me once I got here. It's always important that I supplement my work with rigorous and solid scientific study."
"I derive a lot of satisfaction from helping my students become better writers and better thinkers."
"In our present culture, awash as we are in sensory stimuli of every sort, attention is something we don't have natural access to. It's something we have to seek: a discipline, in the old sense of that word. Poetry is one way to cultivate and practice attention."
"I'm interested in how, when and why people engage politically about the environment, and I look at how political contexts influence environmental collective action."
"An idea that has permeated gerontology for a century is that prolonged stress hastens the aging process. We're now at the exciting point where we have the knowledge and the tools to test that idea â€” and we're finding that it's true."
"Discovery is thrilling. When you are teaching, you get to help people find that same thrill of discovery every day."
"I feel blessed that I get to the chance to work with intelligent and energetic young people, and with students who get a kick out of the same stuff that captivates me."
"Every space we move through is embedded with all kinds of meaning. It is very important to understand how those spaces are created, what meaning we attach to them and how we develop as individuals through them."
"It is a terrific professional advantage for students to understand what they will be getting into if they go into public health."
"The gym strikes me as a wonderful place to look at daily life and Americans experiencing themselves as physical beings, but also learning about themselves as social creatures."
"The Southern story is all of our story, and that's important for students to keep in mind."
"When students learn to analyze German literature, art, music and films, they also develop the tools to learn how to criticize their own culture."
"I owe my shift toward environmental studies to my interactions with extraordinary people here who helped me look at what I was interested in from a different and a larger perspective."
"Liberal arts students can learn to think more about what they are looking at by taking art classes. They often realize there is a lot they are not noticing."
"Many former students I talk to are still playing. Piano has given value to them for decades and has continued to enrich their lives."
"Theater offers the opportunity of letting marginalized stories be told, giving voice to folks who don't get heard very often."
"Having the Small Business Development Center at Bucknell provides us with a list of people looking for solutions, while giving students an opportunity to learn what's going on in the real world and how to solve real problems."
"Magicians exploit certain cognitive processes to create their own illusions, so the idea is whether these same cognitive processes are being exploited in accounting."
"My objective is to encourage students not only to simply learn and investigate more deeply into their own studies and preferences, but also to develop a personal, independent critical point of view that they can bring to class and discuss with their peers."
"We want to come up with technologies that can be deployed in the marketplace today to replace traditional energy sources. We should be able to do it in a way that could compete with the types of gasoline prices you might pay over the next 10 years or so."
"We study history in different ways. One way is to see history as full of change. Another is to see history as continuous. What's going on in China is a combination of both. The past always finds way into the present, yet with new meanings and new looks."
"I am confident that every student benefits from learning to think mathematically as part of the process of becoming a more informed citizen of the world."
"Transportation planning affects all aspects of civil engineering. By learning about green design principles, students learn to test solutions in an engineering environment with unknown factors at work.
"The sustainability of human civilization on earth is an ideal to which we should strive. Our work helps balance the need for equitable quality of life for all with an environment that is not threatened by human impacts."
"Errors aren't random; they're systematic and constrained. Every 'error' is a window into the underlying mechanisms that are involved in producing speech."
"If you want to be an artist and a craftsperson, you have to be able to understand a piece of artwork as a result of specific choices made by the writer. The other side of that coin is I do want to maintain some of the magic and mystery and the sort of intangibility of the art-making process."
"When people understand the relations between countries to be one of war, then when they come to power, that's what they want. But what if you start thinking about the impact of that war and start looking at the local scale, and you put people at the center?"
"My whole idea was that the image of nature or decoration of nature actually removes us from an authentic experience with the outdoors. We get a false sense of connection from our surroundings."
"We stand at a very unique time in the electric grid's evolution and at the same time we stand at a very critical time for taking action on climate change."
"Imagine water flowing over a wall as in a waterfall. If you stare at the waterfall, you'll notice the flow tapers at the lateral edges where it breaks up into droplets. In fluid mechanics, we call this an instability."
"When students get to the point where they can say 'I donâ€™t know' â€“ that's when they really can begin to learn and their minds open."
"I am most passionate about how philosophy can help people live lives that are more meaningful, more just, more careful â€“ literally more care-full."
"I want students to have a good appreciation of historical narrative and the way that people have thought about history, that there isn't just one way to tell a story."
"Not a single day goes by without China being covered in the news. China is already affecting our daily lives, and it is going to shape the future of the world."
"Over the course of this challenge students learn that they are not trying to uncover how the world works, as they would in science. Rather, they learn the design process of transforming an idea into reality."
"I am a firm believer that students learn best by doing, and that's how I teach. We work on solving problems together. I try to keep them interested and engaged by showing them the possibilities of engineering."
"If you pull an inscription out of the ground, you have in front of you a text that was written at an exact historic moment. That's as close as you can get to shaking hands with an ancient person."
"The hospital is a very complex system. Moving patients is like moving chess pieces. We take that information and look at all the dynamics and interplay and put it into a logical form. There may be a hundred options, and you have to figure out what works best."
"By the time students graduate, a language may not have been invented yet. But when they start a job, they're going to be expected to pick it up -- and quickly."
"The students will come out with more advanced skills that typically they would not get until later in their college career."
"Ideally when my students leave the classroom, they have learned something about the history of Hinduism and its amazing classical scripture, but they are also prepared to travel to India, or just to interact with friends and classmates they may meet who are Hindu."
"In my lab, I focus on micro- and milli-fluidics, or the flow of liquids through channels about the size of human blood vessels."
"The difficult questions that educational researchers must address are ultimately broader than methodological and disciplinary boundaries. We must have multiple disciplines working together."
"Itâ€™s important for the EU to work with non-state entities and take into account the viewpoints of civil society, so that its policies are relevant to the people who are affected. Weâ€™re at a point where NGOs, international organizations and individuals want a piece of the decision-making process."
"What I've found is that to really make environmental improvements that will last, there has to be an increase in prices of the things that pollute. We can try to educate the public, but in the end people will do what's cheap."
"How we reconcile the self with what is beyond the self is something students struggle with all the time."
"For me, a truly successful class is one in which the professor and the students have developed between them a rich and complicated dialogue about the subject under debate."
"Itâ€™s important for students to be able to live with questions and ambiguities, and to have the capacity to draw their own conclusions. Bucknellâ€™s undergraduate environment allows me to help them to do that."
"I donâ€™t know of any other artist of the period who expresses himself as clearly across the centuries. This is utterly fascinating to me."
"We do a lot of signal processing in engineering. Why can't we apply that to biological phenomena?"
"We contribute over half the water to the (Chesapeake) Bay and well over half the nitrogen and phosphorus, so the nutrients (that those who fish) care about are coming from us."
"It is so rare that an entirely new class of materials like metallic glasses comes along, that just on a scientific level, it is very interesting to think about."
"There is an assumption in the field that estrogen modifies oxytocin in a clear-cut manner, and that is it increases oxytocin across the board. That is not what I'm finding."
"If you want to do good design, it has to make good business sense, or else it is not going to happen."
"If your organization feeds people, you don't have time to sit back and analyze your organizational structure â€” people are dying."
"In order to accomplish anything today, you must work with others who don't have the background that you have. You have to be able to complement each other's strengths and weaknesses."
"I'm studying model reactions but I want to find a place where they are applicable. It is not that useful to study a model unless there is a real-world situation where that model applies."
"You don't want students with one-track minds. You want students who can talk to all levels of people about all types of ideas and be open to learning things that may not be their subject matter. That is one reason the liberal arts environment does well to prepare one for business."
"The educational system is a significant gatekeeper in terms of further integration, in terms of the opportunities students will have. We need to work toward structures in which students of all kinds of groups have equitable access."
"What really brought me to studying theater was how radically different the experience of theater-going was in the 18th century compared to our idea of a nice quiet night at the playhouse. It was an interesting period."
"Students can come into my lab and say they are interested in behavior, physiology or molecular biology, and we've been able to craft projects for them, no matter what level of biology they are interested in."
With grants from both the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Research Laboratory, she is studying a new nanomaterial and coating system to prevent and repair corrosion on military vessels and vehicles, including the F-35 joint strike fighter.
From the personal stories and interviews he collected, he's weaving together a model of Inuit identity. Hunting camps, such as the one where Searles stayed, reflect an Inuit respect for silence and are a vital part of Inuit culture.
"There are more questions than answers for sure with white-nose syndrome. As soon as we figure out one thing, it raises 10 more questions. Meanwhile, it marches on."
"Womenâ€™s and Gender Studies is attracting more and more men into the program. We want to raise the profile in terms of its ability to speak to issues that concern men."
"In doing science, you can't just use a black box; you have to know what is inside, understand it, and be able to explain how it works."
"I think that opera going high-definition can, if it's done responsibly, enrich the art form immensely. It can create a new boom of opera in the 21st century because it makes opera accessible to a lot of people."
"We have gotten so far away from an integrated mind and body that we don't necessarily know how to tap into creative responses and how to express ourselves. Dance provides that. It's a wonderful outlet â€” I've never seen anybody leave a dance class who wasn't glad to be alive."
"It is not just my job to educate a manager; it is also my job to educate a citizen, an investor, a consumer, a parent â€“ to educate somebody who is going to occupy all of those roles and may see all of them as opportunities for making a change in the way we do business with each other."
A better understanding of gliding motility in parasitic species could lead to medicines that prevent disease. In diatoms, Matthew Heintzelman is driven by scientific curiosity.
Enyeart hopes his students not only learn to think more honestly and profoundly about issues; he also wants them to recognize that nothing about history is inevitable.
"Students discover that in order to understand todayâ€™s Spanish society, one has to look back at political and social events taking place at the beginning of the 20th century. The same is true to understand U.S. history, as many U.S. citizens fought in defense of democracy during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s."
"I feel strongly that future school psychologists should be prepared to be child advocates. The reason school psychologists do what they do is to facilitate the success of all kids."
"I believe universities have an obligation to help our students become aware of the need for sustainable systems."
"It is not the iron laws of capitalism, but the purposive actions of economic actors and the inertia of capitalist institutions that drive economic and social change, for better or worse."
"Every place has a particular set of institutional structures. In the African context, one of the interesting questions is, given various models for development and given the unique cultures and institutions of African countries, what actually might work? Given that so many things have been tried in Africa and not worked, that's a question that has always fascinated me."
"When I was in graduate school, popular music history wasn't taught. That's changing, thank goodness. Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding branch of musicology."
"Which is more effective, public policy aimed at moving people from locations with high crime rates or poor schools, for example, or improving the location by spending more on lowering crime and improving schools? This research sheds light on these questions."
"Persistent racial tension in France is symptomatic of 'un passÃ© qui ne passÃ© pas' â€” a past that will not pass."
"One of many reasons Harry (Potter) ultimately triumphs is because of his ability to understand the past and integrate it into his present."
"Trying to study this thing on the nanoscale is really trying to help the world on a global scale."
"Having that opportunity to do that kind of one-on-one teaching where you are actually showing students how to do chemistry â€” not just learn about chemistry, but how to do chemistry â€” is really rewarding."
"Those trees are going to be here for hundreds of years. Every time the students come back, they are going to go look at their trees."
"The literature that most moves me are the works that help us to not be confined by the experiences we've had, but to imagine something greater."
"If these drugs are found to specifically block transplant rejection without generally suppressing the immune system, it would be very exciting."
"In the last 15 years, we have seen the digitization of almost everything written in the U.S. from 1639 up to the 1850s. We can do full text searches of newspapers, periodicals, books, novels and poetry and use our imaginations to see connections that were invisible 15 years ago."
"Modeling the atmosphere is very difficult because there are so many different interactions that have to be considered. It's like trying to put together a gigantic jigsaw puzzle. The problem modelers face is, up to one-third of the pieces of their puzzle are not defined very well. My group tries to work on individual pieces of the puzzle to help make the modelers' job a little easier."
"Modern engineers would look at these old bridges and say that doesn't make sense. My approach is to look at it almost like an archeologist, where this is a historic artifact of engineering, and you can learn something about the people that designed it and built it. You can learn something about their culture â€“ what they knew, what they didn't know, what they understood and maybe what they misunderstood."
"My main interest always was in trying to understand how people's well-being can be improved."
"I think that Bucknell is the kind of environment where if you have a sound idea and a lot of passion, the resources will be there to fully explore it."
"I'm not interested in films that deal with the 1980s but were shot in 2008. That is a reinterpretation of history, which is interesting in itself, but what I'm examining in my research is what does this film tell me about Germany at a certain time."
Robert Jacob '97 specializes in non-invasive methods for studying subsurface geology. Radar, magnetics, electromagnetics and other techniques allow him to sample a larger area than traditional drilling does, without disturbing the soil, rock, water or other elements under study.
"There have always been problems, but bridge safety has been brought to the public forefront by the collapse in Minnesota."
In Perspectives in Health and Healing, students are introduced to the holistic techniques of complementary medicine, including reiki, yoga, shiatsu, and herbal medicine.
Service-learning is "real in a way that goes beyond the theories and ideas in the class; there's actual application, relevance, and resonance when students see theory and ideas present in real social situations that matter to them."
"The more people you work with, the broader your work becomes."
"Iâ€™m interested in how animals get around in the world â€” and bees are a good model for that kind of behavior."