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Using microphones and computer algorithms to rapidly identify and quantify bee activity could reduce the tracking costs for farmers and conservationists.

Science Professor's Bee-Tracking Research in the News

June 12, 2017

The recently published study on bee tracking co-authored by Nicole Miller-Struttman is making news across the nation, with coverage in public radio and science-focused outlets. With declines in pollinating species of bees concerning scientists, environmentalists and farmers, Miller-Struttman's research using microphones and computers to track bees provides a safer, less time-consuming and less expensive way to track and quantify bee flight activity.

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Brown-Kennerly teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences.

In the News: Undergraduate research on herbicide impact on ants

June 08, 2017

NPR affiliate St. Louis Public Radio aired a story on Webster University undergraduate research into the effects of man-made contaminants such as herbicides on the behavior of ants. The research, supervised by assistant professor Victoria Brown-Kennerly, found that the presence of the herbicide Roundup caused Western harvester ants to stop digging. But they also found that glyphosate -- the chemical most associated with the product -- was not the culprit.

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The sounds of bumble bees as they pollinated plants were captured using Mini iPads and microphones in a bee-tracking study led by Professor Nicole Miller-Struttman

Professor Uses Microphones, iPads to Track Pollinating Bees in New Study

June 07, 2017

Webster University Biology Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann and her colleagues tracked the activity of bumble bees using microphones strategically placed in Colorado meadows and reported great success in being able to predict the bee activity and pollination services. The paper was published today in PLOS ONE, a scientific journal,

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Cardenas Selected for NCAA Career In Sports Forum

May 31, 2017

Webster University senior student and softball team member Karissa Cardenas has been selected to attend the NCAA Career In Sports Forum. This is the eighth year the NCAA has invited student-athletes with an interest in working in the sports industry to attend the forum. Cardenas will be the lone representative from St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools.

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(Left) Elsa Fan, Nicole Miller-Struttmann and Eric Goedereis

Webster Faculty Build Research Capacity with Support from ORSP

May 09, 2017

With support from the new Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Webster University faculty members Elsa Fan, Nicole Miller-Struttmann, and Eric Goedereis traveled to Arlington, Virginia, in February to attend the 2017 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Dialogues series. Their trip helped them interact with federal agency program officers and other grant funders, and advance overall capacity in their research and research at Webster.

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The path of the eclipse's totality will cross the home campus in Webster Groves, where Webster University was founded in 1915.

Solar Eclipse: Webster to Celebrate, Observe Rare Event on Campus

May 03, 2017

Webster University’s Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences will host festivities celebrating and observing the full solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Webster's home campus in Webster Groves is right in the path of this rare, beautiful celestial phenomenon, which hasn't tracked across the United States since 1918.

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student at national conference

Webster Students Present at National Undergraduate Research Conference

April 25, 2017

Eleven students along with their faculty mentors from Webster University’s departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology attended the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Memphis, Tennessee, with each student presenting results from their several collaborative research projects.

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The $25 Great Decisions Briefing Book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on the eight topics selected for this year’s series.

RSVP for Great Decisions 2017: Discussing global issues with Webster faculty

February 13, 2017

It's time to register for Great Decisions 2017, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. Topics in this year's program, which runs on Monday nights in March and April, include nuclear security, the future of Europe, Middle Eastern issues and Latin American politics. RSVP by March 3.

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Heather Sultz '86 will present on choreography and sustainability

Sultz '86 Visiting as Guest Alumni Choreographer for Dance, Biology

February 07, 2017

Heather Sultz '86, 2017 Guest Alumni Choreographer for the Dance Department, will be in residence in February to set a new dance piece on the Webster University Dance Ensemble, for performance this spring. In addition, she will hold workshops and lectures for both the Dance Department and the Biological Sciences Department.

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The professor is in: Brown-Kennerly took Girl Scouts through a mini-lecture, workshop and dissection.

Professor Provides Girl Scouts Inside Look at Biological Sciences

February 07, 2017

When a local Girl Scout troop was looking for inspiring field experiences in biology, one mom who teaches and performs biological research for a living was happy to step up and give them an unforgettable day. Victoria Brown-Kennerly, assistant professor of Biological Sciences, hosted a local Webster Groves 7th-grade troop on campus for a biology workshop in mammalian anatomy and physiology that thrilled professor, scouts and parents alike.

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STEM Extravaganza

Webster Participates in Hazelwood STEM Extravaganza

February 02, 2017

Five faculty members from the Biology, Math and Computer Science Departments participated in Hazelwood School District’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Extravaganza in Florissant, Missouri, on Jan. 21. This event showcases educational opportunities in the region for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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A phage population isolated and characterized by Webster University undergraduates and viewed using electron microscopy

Webster University Biological Sciences Selected for SEA-PHAGES Research

January 24, 2017

Webster University’s Department of Biological Sciences is one of only 14 research groups nationwide to be selected for Cohort 9 of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s SEA-PHAGES program. The discovery-based undergraduate research curriculum provides students hands-on experiences discovering novel phages (viruses that infect bacteria).

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The evening also showcased

Video: Vienna WEBTalks Showcases Webster Talent, Common Bonds

December 16, 2016

Webster Vienna hosted its first WEBTalks, an event welcoming three extraordinary Webster-associated speakers for an evening of TED Talk-style insights from Oscar-winning alumnus Charles Randolph, space neuroscientist alumnus Vladimir Ivkovic and Webster chess coach and grandmaster Susan Polgar.

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Miller-Struttman

News Around Webster: Antonakakis Economics, Miller-Struttman Research, Barrett Photography

November 30, 2016

Webster Vienna professor Nikolaos Antonakakis was named by Thomson Reuters among the top economics researchers worldwide in 2016, Bill Barrett’s photograph of Dorothy Day was selected for the Museum of the City of New York "400 Years of NYC History" exhibit, and Browning Professor of Biology Nicole Miller-Struttmann presented in Puerto Rico on her research of bees.

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