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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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attendees from Athans at RAD conference

Athens Students Present on Arts and Learning at RAD Conference

May 10, 2017

The twice-per-year Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference in St. Louis has grown over the past two years, expanding to provide students from any campus or online across the global network the opportunity to participate via pre-recorded presentations or live video conference presentations. This past weekend’s conference was no different, including presentations by Athens students Sally Talal and Maria Stoli.

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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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Scientists will lead participants in a

Join Webster's St. Louis Bee Brigade to Track Bee Populations

May 09, 2017

Join Webster University faculty and students in science-in-action. The Department of Biological Sciences invites nature enthusiasts and concerned citizens to join the St. Louis Bee Brigade, a citizen science effort to monitor bees. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you! During the St. Louis BeeBlitz at Forest Park on Saturday June 17, scientists will lead participants in a “photo survey,” during which photos are taken of every bee observed.

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Research Across Disciplines

Attend Research Across Disciplines May 5-6

April 28, 2017

Webster’s bi-annual student research conference, Research Across Disciplines (RAD), will take place Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, in the East Academic Building on the Webster Groves main campus. Over the course of the two days, 72 undergraduate and graduate students from across Webster’s global network, representing 16 academic departments, will present their projects via oral talks, posters, and creative displays.

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Students receiving these grants often go on to present their work at academic conferences .

Provost's Student/Faculty Research Grant Application Period Extended

April 26, 2017

The application period for the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program has been extended to May 3. These applications are to be for Summer/Fall 2017 projects. The program provides assistance to current undergraduate students from across Webster’s global network who are conducting research under the direction of a faculty member resulting in a work product. Webster University defines research broadly and includes artistic, scholarly, and other activities fitting our variety of disciplines and majors.

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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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Interest in Grant program is growing

Applications Open for Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Grant Program

March 24, 2017

Applications are now open for the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program for Summer/Fall 2017. The application deadline has been extended to May 5. The program provides assistance to current undergraduate students across Webster’s global network who are conducting research under the direction of a faculty member which will result in a work product.

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Graduate student Sepideh Shirafkan and professor Deborah Stiles

Educational, School Psychology Faculty, Students Present Research

March 16, 2017

Students and faculty in Webster University’s Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs have added to a growing list of publications and academic presentations over the last few weeks at conferences in New York and New Orleans, with topics including the impact of Ferguson on schools and youth suicide prevention.

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Elina Brutschin's book,

News Around Webster: Kwon, Fan, Brutschin, Cosic

March 06, 2017

In the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Jong Bum Kwon co-edited a volume on "Anthropologies of Unemployment," while Elsa Fan co-edited a special section on global health for "Critical Public Health." In Vienna, international relations faculty member Elina Brutschin published her book, "EU Gas Security Architecture." Filmmaker Zlatko Cosic's "Colorboarding" and "Shifted" will screen at the International Video Art Festival of Camagüey, Cuba.

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The students, part of the Provost's Faculty/Student Collaborative Research Grant program, also presented their findings at Webster's Research Across Disciplines conference in December 2016.

Grant Recipients in History, Politics, Education Present Colonial Research

March 01, 2017

Students majoring in History, Politics and Secondary Social Studies Education who participated in the colonial Tidewater, Virginia, field-based course in Summer 2016 presented at the Missouri Council for Social Studies state conference this month. These students, with faculty mentor Ted Green, were participants in the Provost's Student/Faculty Research Grant program and also presented at Webster's December 2016 Research Across Disciplines.

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