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  • Kerry Duvall hugging Wendy Morris with Julia Jasken looking on at Commencement.

    Faculty earn top undergraduate teaching awards

    Two McDaniel professors have earned awards for their dedication to teaching and scholarship, awarded at McDaniel’s 153rd Commencement ceremony. The awards are the Ira G. Zepp Distinguished Teaching Award and the Ira G. Zepp Teaching Enhancement Grant.
  • McDaniel's Academic Symposium Logo.

    Second annual Academic Symposium on Monday, May 1, showcases the liberal arts in action

    McDaniel's Academic Symposium includes a robust program of innovative and inspiring presentations. Throughout the day, McDaniel students, faculty, and staff showcase their original research, scholarship, and creative achievements. Plus, two special events take place including a Conversation with Carroll County Leaders and a Keynote Lunch with Wall Street Journal reporter and author Melissa Korn (advance registration is required).
  • Photo of a green McDaniel hat with an M on the front on top of a towel and bright yellow softballs.

    Physics professor shares the secret to playing your best game of catch

    A gentle throw is all you need during a game of catch, but what’s the best angle to get that perfect pitch? Jeff Marx, chair of the Department of Physics, published an answer to this question in the January 2023 issue of The Physics Teacher.
  • Chemistry professor Melanie Nilsson holding a Chemistry textbook while sitting on a bench outdoors.

    A textbook case: McDaniel professor studies inclusivity in STEMM

    Groundbreaking research conducted by biochemist and Associate Professor of Chemistry Melanie Nilsson found gender and race imbalances in surveyed college-level chemistry textbooks, from the photographs to the referenced professionals.
  • A student demonstrates a chemistry process in the lab.

    Finding solutions: professors and students uphold equity and inclusion in the chemistry lab

    While making compounds and refining solutions, McDaniel students learn to define the role of the chemist — and find it to be limitless. Supported by Chemistry faculty in classrooms and research labs, students prepare for fulfilling careers in the sciences.
  • Two students collaborate at a computer.

    Machine learning research prepares Computer Science majors for competitive careers

    During Student-Faculty Summer Research with Computer Science and Mathematics professors Ting Zhang and Paul Lin, six Computer Science majors used machine learning techniques to create computer models that work in ways similar to the human mind.
  • Three students pose with Holly Martinson in a field.

    Biology students contribute to international database

    Four senior Biology majors researched plant-pollinator interactions with Assistant Professor Holly Martinson for the eight-week Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program. They shared data from their rain-or-shine field work with the international Nutrient Network project while learning the skills that all ecologists need to know.
  • Two students sit with Professor Qin Fang in front of a computer that shows a map.

    From archive to online: History majors take on digital humanities

    With GPS as the most common form of everyday navigation, cartography may seem like a lost art. But two History majors spent the summer with Associate Professor of History Qin Fang using digital tools to make centuries-old Chinese maps interactive and accessible.
  • Women's soccer team photo on a grassy field.

    Recent Psychology graduate studies how DIII student-athletes coped with COVID

    Psychology major and women’s soccer player Lauren Murray ’22 conducted research on the coping mechanisms of Division III student-athletes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She presented her findings at the 36th Annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference and McDaniel's Inaugural Academic Symposium.
  • Linda Semu - Ira G. Zepp Distinguished Teaching Award

    Faculty earn top teaching awards

    Three McDaniel professors have earned awards for their dedication to teaching and scholarship, awarded at McDaniel's 152nd Commencement ceremony. The awards are: the Ira G. Zepp Distinguished Teaching Award, Ira G. Zepp Teaching Enhancement Grant, and the Shelton Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.