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Goldwater winners (from left): Gari Eberly '21, Andrew Champlin '21, and Sara Butler '21


Three Bucknell Students Named 2020 Goldwater Scholars

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation awards sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering.

Three portraits of faculty members


Some Good News: Environment Sees a Boost Before Earth Day’s 50th

Bucknell professors size up the sustainability of environmental gains from pandemic’s physical distancing.

DeeAnn Reeder

Faculty Story

Professor DeeAnn Reeder, Biology

Bucknell University Professor DeeAnn Reeder, biology, is an authority on infectious disease ecology, including the white-nose disease that has devastated North American bat populations.

April Hurlock '21 uses lab equipment


Student-designed Study Explores the Unknown Effects of Third-hand Smoke

As a first-year STEM Scholar, April Hurlock '23 is discovering the potentially harmful and inadequately studied effects of third-hand cigarette smoke.

Mark Haussmann in his Bucknell biology lab


Bucknell Study Shows What Doesn’t Kill You Does Make You Stronger

A recent study by Bucknell biology researchers shows that when it comes to stress, what doesn’t kill you may, in fact, make you stronger.

Kyle Fouke diving at the Great Barrier Reef


Bucknell Student’s Journey to Great Barrier Reef Yields Climate Breakthrough

Kyle Fouke ’20, a geology major from Urbana, Ill., joined a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on a 9,000-mile journey to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Carly Masonheimer near a hooded workstation in a chemistry lab

Student Story

Carly Masonheimer ’21, Chemistry

Carly Masonheimer '21 is pursuing her passion for science with support from Bucknell research programs.

Portrait of Bridget Fahey ’93

Alumni Story

Bridget Fahey ’93, Biology

Bridget Fahey '93, director of the Division of Classification & Conservation at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, was passionate about wildlife conservation from an early age, so when she came to Bucknell, majoring in biology was an easy choice.

Yili Wang

Student Story

Yili Wang ’21, Applied Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science

Yili Wang '21 sees connections between the passions for music and mathematics that she's pursuing at Bucknell.

Students on Market Street in Lewisburg


Solving for Industry: Bucknell’s New Math

As consultants, Bucknell students in small teams apply the math they know — ranging from machine learning and network theory to operations research — to develop real solutions to real challenges out in the community.