Summer is not a time of rest for most faculty members. Instead, it’s often a time for research. Recently, these members from the College of Natural and Applied Sciences received funding to work on their studies:
- Dr. Bob Pavlowsky, professor of geology, received $7,232 from the City of Springfield for the South Creek 319 pre-monitoring project.
- Dr. Alan Schick, chemistry department head, received $5,000 from BASF Corp for his study of Soluplus Applications in Topical Gels.
- Dr. Lynn Robbins, biology faculty, received $16,291 from Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative for his project, “Presence of Indiana Bats and Northern-Long Eared Bats on a Proposed Transmission Line.”
College of Natural and Applied Sciences
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences incorporates more than 20 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs along with one cooperative program offered through a partnership with Missouri S&T. The academic departments that make up the college include: biology; chemistry; computer science; engineering; geography, geology and planning; hospitality and restaurant administration; mathematics; and physics, astronomy and materials science. Students have the opportunity for intense hands-on research and internships through a number of outreach and research centers and work alongside faculty who are producing cutting-edge research in their fields.