Army veteran and Honors student Shannon Travis prepares for career in U.S. Foreign Service
Shannon Travis did things a little differently than most college seniors. The Political Science and International Studies major experienced U.S. foreign policy firsthand in Iraq and Afghanistan before she stepped into the classroom to learn the theories behind it.
The combination, or, in Travis’ words, a “healthy mix of experience and education” landed the Honors student a highly competitive internship with Women International Security (WIIS) this summer as program assistant for its Combat Integration Initiative. The organization is supporting the initiative as the military works to meet Congress’ mandate to open all branches to women by the end of 2015.
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On Conservation’s Frontier
Student-faculty research award and Cargill grant fund pioneering work in the remote Peruvian rain forest.
Saving one of Earth’s
Last great wild places
Each autumn, when Environmental Studies professor Jason Scullion returns to campus, he leaves a little bit of his heart in the Peruvian Amazon. His passion to protect these old-growth rain forests and their rich biodiversity will pull him back, and chances are McDaniel students will be by his side.
Both the lush forests and adventuresome students are the beneficiaries of Scullion’s commitment. This summer, senior Environmental Studies and Spanish double major Casey Kelahan went with Scullion to conduct a student-faculty research project in the remote Las Piedras watershed — the official biodiversity capital of the country.
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34 alumni are among authors of national genomics research paper
In classroom lab
Look closely at the 34 McDaniel alumni listed as authors of a recently published genomics research paper, and you’ll find eight soon-to-be M.D.s, eight Ph.D. candidates, two nurses, four teachers, several researchers and a few students of physical therapy, veterinary science and optometry.
All of the McDaniel authors were once students in Biology professor Susan Parrish’s spring Genomics class and, more importantly, lab. In class, during the spring semesters of 2008–2012, they conducted a genomic analysis of the Drosophila (fruit fly) Dot chromosome through the Genomics Education Partnership.