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Gilbride advocates STEM education

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By Cameron Pettrone Staff writer NASA Fellow and STEM advocate Jane Robinson Gilbride, ’80, visited campus on Thursday to discuss her views on education and the importance of science. Gilbride, who is this year’s Leader in Residence and an earth science teacher, stressed the importance of passion, purpose and opportunity. According to her, it is…

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NASA fellow visits campus

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By Rachel Konieczny Photo Editor “I think we all have opportunities in life to do what we are supposed to do or stretch our boundaries and go beyond that, and I think she did that.” That’s how Connie Whitcomb described Jane Robinson Gilbride, ’80, this year’s Leader in Residence. Gilbride, an earth science teacher and…

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STEM speakers visit via webcam

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By Alexis Young Staff Writer Last Thursday Xiao-Ning Zhang , Ph.D., a biology professor, hosted a video conference of two science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, career talks for students at St. Bonaventure. Zhang has a passion for helping STEM students. After speaking with friends and colleagues, she was directed to Mark Mueller and…

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NSF funds new STEM Scholarships

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By Rachel Konieczny Assistant News Editor   The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded St. Bonaventure University $594,287 to assist in recruiting academically eligible students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for the fall of 2015, among other STEM program opportunities. The five-year grant is the work of former dean of the School of…

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Exploring Science Lecture Series begins

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By Jason Klaiber Staff Writer The Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center, located in Allegany, NY, hosted the first installment of its Exploring Science Lecture Series this week in the Walsh Ampitheater. The learning center is a non-profit, space-themed education program designed to teach students science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through simulations and hands-on experiences. On…

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NSF awards grant to the Arts and Sciences Department

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By Hannah Gordon News Editor The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded St. Bonaventure University’s Arts and Sciences Department $600,000 to fund scholarships for new recruits and to improve the department. The five-year grant will be used to recruit 25 new students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field, according to Peter Schneible, O.F.M.…

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Three-part STEM lecture series promotes sciences

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By Emily Steves Contributing Writer St. Bonaventure University will host a three-part lecture series in the William F. Walsh Science Center Ampitheater to promote public interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and career opportunities to area high school and college students. Sponsored by the university and the Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center,…

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