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Bucknell Awarded Pennsylvania Department of Education Grant to Aid Local Teachers

The grant will fund two on-campus summer institutes for 40 local teachers and support related research on teacher retention.

Kendall Robertson wears a black dress and smiles while standing in a hallway with brick columns and windows behind her.


Bucknellians Earn Scholarships to Advance as Global Citizens

​Four Bucknellians have been accepted into the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student program, and another student has been selected as a Key Into Public Service Scholar.



Student Consultants Drive Area Economic Development

Bucknell students have assisted 29 business startups in the past year as consultants with the Bucknell Small Business Development Center.



Bucknell's Villadsen Co-discovers Space Radiation Belt

Professor Jackie Villadsen is a co-author in a breakthrough Nature paper documenting the first images of a radiation belt observed outside of our solar system and the first from a brown dwarf.

Student Ally Clarke poses to the left-center of the frame standing between two rows of pink cherry blossom trees in full bloom


Meet Bucknell's Newest National Science Foundation Fellows and Goldwater Scholars

Eight Bucknellians have been awarded two of the most prestigious fellowships and scholarships in higher education: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and Barry Goldwater Scholarships.

Mark Haussmann


Bucknell Study Finds Impact of Prenatal Stress on Offspring Stress Response

Professor Mark Haussmann’s biology lab conducted the study, which was published last week in Scientific Reports - Nature.

Elle Chrampanis sits on a chair and plays the cello while sitting outside under a tree with golden leaves that hang from the branches and also sit on the ground around her..

Student Story

Elle Chrampanis '24, Music and Psychology

Elle Chrampanis '24 is drawn to children's psychology and education and is intrigued by what happens when music is incorporated into both of these worlds.

Professor Jackie Villadsen stands by a telescope in the Bucknell Observatory..JPG


Bucknell Professor Makes Celestial Discovery from 12 Light-years Away

Professor Jackie Villadsen is co-author of the first paper to document bursts of radio waves from a star known to host a close-in planet, suggesting the planet may have an Earth-like magnetic field.

Professor Jackie Villadsen stands next to a large telescope on Bucknell's campus and smiles.

Faculty Story

Jackie Villadsen, Physics & Astronomy

Professor Jackie Villadsen, physics & astronomy, is helping to answer one of science’s burning questions: Are there Earth-like planets in far-off solar systems?



Bucknell Researchers First to Document Firefly Pheromone

Bucknell professors, students head the research team that publishes a new study on the female-produced pheromone in winter fireflies in the ‘Journal of Chemical Ecology.’

Moria Chambers


Bucknell Researchers Publish Paper on Protective Value of Previous Infection

Biology, mathematics students, faculty publish study in Infection and Immunity journal on the impact of chronic infection on resistance and tolerance in fruit flies.

Portrait of Sarah Lower

Faculty Story

Sarah Lower, Biology

Professor Sarah Lower, biology, studies the connections between the genetics of fireflies and the history of their evolution in different environments.

Portrait of Anushka Mehrotra ’16

Alumni Story

Anushka Mehrotra '16, English – Creative Writing

Anushka Mehrotra '16 wrote the script for an award-winning dramatic web series that depicts one of the most significant events in Mumbai's recent history.

Four people dressed as salesmen cross an intersection in front of a trainstation.


Bucknell Students Take a Crack at Infamous Math Problem

An NSF grant opened the door for computational exploration and a big discovery.



The Nemesis Machine: Utopia, Dystopia or Both?

The Samek Art Museum hosts the U.S. debut of the big data miniature mechanical city exhibit by British artist Stanza.

Henry Martin '25 analyzes data on a computer in the lab

Student Story

Henry Martin '25, Psychology and Spanish

Building upon his yearslong interest in psychology, Henry Martin '25 is seeking to unlock insights into human behavior by studying the mammals that most closely resemble us.



Bucknell Researchers 'Step Up' to Find New Plant Species

The botanists publish a new species description, naming the Australian bush tomato plant Solanum scalarium.

Oompa Williams '14 leans on the hood of a yellow mustang showing a peace sign.

Alumni Story

Oompa Williams '14, English and Education

With a thriving presence in the Boston music scene, Oompa Williams '14 has used her art to become unbothered.



Bucknell Professors Study the Impact of Pathogens, Environment on Fireflies

The Bucknell study is the first to examine the effect of bacterial pathogens on fireflies and may help address their declining population trend.

Faculty Story

Matías Vernengo, Economics

Professor Matías Vernengo helps students understand modern-day global challenges through the lens of economics.