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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.’
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.
Bucknell Students Take a Crack at Infamous Math Problem
An NSF grant opened the door for computational exploration and a big discovery.
Bucknell Researchers 'Step Up' to Find New Plant Species
The botanists publish a new species description, naming the Australian bush tomato plant Solanum scalarium.
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.
Brian Pei ’13, Math and Economics
At Spotify, Brian Pei ’13 melds his affinity for data with his love of music.
Bucknell Chemistry Club Set for Halloween Show Oct. 25
Organizers will host their first in-person event since 2019 with kids’ activity tables at 5:30 p.m. and the show at McDonnell amphitheater at 7.
Douglas Collins, Chemistry
Professor Douglas Collins' vast indoor air chemistry research seeks to isolate and analyze the abundant reactions between common household chemicals and home surfaces.
Jordan Isaacs '23, Geology and Biology
Geology and biology double-major Jordan Isaacs '23 is using advanced techniques and technology to see what lies beneath the earth's surface — without digging up any dirt.
Grace Hauer '24, Biology
At Bucknell, self-proclaimed "people person" Grace Hauer '24 is furthering her ambition of becoming a doctor while helping other female students prepare for their careers.
Bucknellians Awarded Record Seven NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Grants
The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.
Google Award Fuels Bucknell Study on Prison Decision-making
Bucknell researchers will use the $60,000 award to compare data about 280,000 individuals incarcerated in Pennsylvania over the last 30 years with the realities the imprisoned describe.
Three Bucknell Juniors Named Goldwater Scholars
The number of students receiving prestigious math and science scholarships matches or beats some of the nation's top research institutions.
Bee Brain Research Detects Metabolic Stressors in Pollinators
The team's ongoing research can help unravel the complex factors impacting the health and behavior of honeybees and North American native pollinators.
Bucknell University Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars
Bucknell is one of only four baccalaureate institutions to receive three prestigious ‘scholar’ awards. Bucknell’s scholars are currently pursuing their research in alignment with the Fulbright mission of enhancing mutual understanding in Cyprus, Costa Rica, and Australia.
Flora Beleznay ’25, Biophysics
For as long as she can remember, Flora Beleznay '25 has been fascinated by biophysics, which at its heart is a study of the universe.
Taking Flight: Bat Virus Research Leads Bucknell Researchers to Uganda This Spring
Following a successful pilot study at Bucknell, biology professors DeeAnn Reeder and Ken Field plan to travel with students to study African bats' immune responses to the Ebola virus.
Marion Duval ’25, Cell Biology/Biochemistry
At Bucknell, Marion Duval '25 is taking on one of the world's most threatening biological challenges, antibiotic resistance, through her lab research.
Bucknell Study: Bush Tomato Fools Bees With ‘Fake’ Female Pollen
The Australian plant is able to attract bees for necessary pollination to female flowers despite offering less-nutritious pollen than its male counterparts.
Georgia Corbett ’24, Mathematics
Bucknell's flexible liberal arts approach has given Georgia Corbett '24 the chance to nurture her lifelong passion for dance while pursuing hands-on mathematics research.