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Bethany Fitch '23

Student Story

Bethany Fitch ’23, Theatre and Environmental Studies

Entwining her passions for environmental studies and theatre, Bethany Fitch '23 is sparking community conversations about climate change through a storytelling project on the ferocity of floods.

Rebecca Kelly '21 carries leaf packs into stream


Bringing Life Back: Bucknell Researchers Work to Cure Impaired Pennsylvania Waterways

By revitalizing deforested agricultural streams in Bucknell’s backyard, biology students hope to improve water health in the Susquehanna River Valley and beyond.

Mikayla performs an experiment in a lab

Student Story

Mikayla Horvath ’23, Chemistry

Mikayla Horvath '23 chose Bucknell, earned a Presidential Fellowship and began working with Professor Hasan Arslan, chemistry, before she even moved into her first-year residence hall.

Emily Scholfield walks on campus

Student Story

Emily Scholfield ’22, Biology and Philosophy

Presidential Fellow Emily Scholfield '22 is fusing critical thought and science to help others enhance their scientific literacy, at Bucknell and beyond.

Ella sits on a bench on campus

Student Story

Ella Carlander ’22, Physics

Is sand a solid, liquid or gas? It's complicated. Ella Carlander '22, a physics major from Austin, Texas, is part of the team trying to chip away at the mysteries of granular media.

Portrait of student Jon Hayes in Herbarium

Student Story

Jonathan Hayes ’21, Biology

Pennsylvania native and lifetime outdoorsman Jonathan Hayes '21 is pouring his passion for wildlife into a plant genetics project with real-world impact.

A laptop showing a video call between Missy Gutkowski, director of the Center for Experiential Learning in the Freeman College of Management, and Tara Lahey '22.


On-the-job, Online: Bucknell Helps Students Continue Internships Virtually

When the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted summer plans for students, Bucknell stepped in with innovative internship solutions.

Professor Owais Gilani draws on chalkboard


Bucknell Adds Statistics to Mathematics Degree Offerings

The new major, which launches this fall, equips students with the skills they need to break into some of the world's most cutting-edge careers.

Bucknell bat biologists and professors Ken Field and DeeAnn Reeder


Bucknell Awarded NSF Grant to Study Bat Tolerance to Coronaviruses

Faculty and students to determine why bats have immune tolerance to coronavirus, research that could contribute to more effective human treatment.

DeeAnn Reeder

Faculty Story

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.

Portrait of Robert Stockland


National Science Foundation Grants to Fuel Student-Faculty Exploration

Thanks to grants from the National Science Foundation, Robert Stockland, chemistry, and Kelly Bickel, mathematics, will be working closely with students to navigate uncharted territory in their respective fields.

Genomic sequences visualization graph


Cool Classes: The Hidden Secrets of Genomes

Bucknell students take a hands-on approach to learning about genomes, equipping them to think critically about how biology affects every aspect of their lives.

A photograph of a rat surrounded by corn kernels on the ground


Cool Classes: Animals and Pandemics

Students explore the origins of COVID-19 and other pandemics, and how to prevent the "next big one."

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.

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.