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    Students make a difference through McDaniel’s Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program

    McDaniel College students strive to make a difference in the world through the Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program. Students are learning how to solve real-world problems, whether it’s restoring local wetlands that are under threat worldwide or joining in research efforts to discover drugs to treat COVID-19 following the global pandemic. The Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research experience is an eight-week program for undergraduate students at McDaniel to pursue research, which is supported by donors.
  • Maggie McDevitt

    McDaniel recognizes faculty for teaching, scholarship, research, and service

    McDaniel faculty were recognized throughout the last week of classes for the 2020-2021 academic year by Provost Julia Jasken during a Faculty Appreciation Week, coinciding with National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7).
  • McDaniel College junior Dalanda Diallo presented “Lives over Tribes: Ethnocentrism and Military Violence in Guinean Elections” at the virtual Maryland Collegiate Honors Council Conference.

    Honors students present research at virtual Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference

    Four students represented McDaniel College at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference, “In Honors, Black Lives Matter,” held virtually on Feb. 26-27. McDaniel College Honors students Dalanda Diallo, Signe’ Kula, Maxwell Pardoe, and Raquel Sobczak were excited to have the opportunity to present at the conference and enjoyed hearing and learning of the stories and research from other presenters.
  • McDaniel seniors Kaitlin Murphy and Anna Kuhn are presenting at the Entomological Society of America’s Entomology 2020 Virtual Meeting with presentations available to be viewed Nov. 11 through Nov. 25.

    McDaniel seniors, alumni, and faculty present at the Entomology 2020 Virtual Meeting

    McDaniel seniors Kaitlin Murphy and Anna Kuhn are presenting at the Entomological Society of America’s Entomology 2020 Virtual Meeting with presentations available to be viewed Nov. 11 through Nov. 25. Alumnae Jessica Wyatt ’20 and Suji Kim ’20 also participated as presenters for the event with Holly Martinson, assistant professor of Biology. The meeting features livestream sessions and symposia on Nov. 16, in addition to on-demand symposia, student competition, and 10-minute presentations, posters, and infographics.
  • Chloe Irla, assistant professor of Art & Art History, with McDaniel student Liz Mince in their “A Baltimore/Carroll ABC Book."

    McDaniel College’s Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program leads to impactful virtual experiences

    More than 40 students participated in McDaniel College’s Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program. The Student-Faculty Collaborative Research experience is a 10-week program for undergraduate students at McDaniel to pursue research, which is supported by donors. Thirteen faculty members have been leading projects virtually, while two Chemistry professors received special permission to perform COVID-19 research in labs on campus.
  • McDaniel Chemistry professor Dana Ferraris, John Desmond Kopp Professorship in the Sciences and department chair

    Chemistry professor’s cancer drug clears final hurdle: FDA approval

    The FDA just approved cedazuridine, the cancer drug Chemistry professor Dana Ferraris invented more than a decade ago when he worked in the biotech industry as a medicinal chemist. In its approval announcement, the agency says the combination of cedazuridine with the cancer drug decitabine in pill form is “an important advance in treatment options for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a type of blood cancer, who previously needed to visit a health care facility to receive intravenous treatment.”
  • 2020 summer research students and professor Dana Ferraris on Eaton Hall steps

    McDaniel students join in worldwide research efforts to discover drugs to treat COVID-19

    In the face of the deadly global coronavirus pandemic, pharmaceutical data vaults have been unlocked and shared – an unprecedented move in research that McDaniel Chemistry professor Dana Ferraris seized to give his students the opportunity this summer to discover drugs to fight COVID-19.
  • Devon Maranto '20 conducted his biology capstone research on coral.

    Capstone research projects position Biology majors for grad school and career success

    Now on their way to doctorate programs, medical school, high school classrooms and careers that span wildlife preservation, agriculture production and forensics, McDaniel’s 2020 Biology graduates all learned valuable skills and life lessons while immersing in the capstone research that is the culmination of their studies in their major.
  • Forest Online students who traveled to Peru

    The Forest Online course turns McDaniel students into great storytellers

    The Forest Online course at McDaniel College is not only about researching wildlife, forest protection, ecotourism and community in the Peruvian Amazon but also has the purpose to teach students to become great storytellers and turn what they have learned into high-impact stories. The three-part course is taught in the fall semester, during McDaniel’s January Term and in the spring semester.
  • student holding the potential PARP10 inhibitor she synthesized during summer research in cancer drug development

    Student-faculty research targets drug development, pollution clean-up, imaging and more

    Sixteen Biology, Chemistry and Chemistry-Kinesiology majors collaborated with a team of Chemistry professors on summer research aimed at antiviral, antibacterial and cancer drug development, pollution clean-up, cell and tissue imaging, and ways to invigorate general chemistry lab.