Elevating the Sciences

See just a few recent examples of the work Roanoke College students and alumni are doing in the sciences.

Community connection helps students further understand HIV

In advance of Transgender HIV Testing Day, this class is examining overlooked aspects of HIV with the help of a local community center.

Alumni News - April 2021

Another round of laudable accomplishments by members of the Maroons family. An Alumni Weekend special!

Rare, bright, pungent flower blooms in greenhouse

The voodoo lily serves as an example of the diverse plants in the Roanoke College greenhouse. Biology professors and students want to make the greenhouse even more diverse in the coming years.

Teaching in COVID-19 Times

Dr. Rachel Collins has had to get creative to find bacteria samples on campus.

Professors receive statewide award for dragon research

Dr. DorothyBelle Poli and Dr. Lisa G. Stoneman earned the honor for the Dragon Research Collaborative.

Peterson offers expert testimony to National Academy of Sciences

Roanoke’s Schumann Professor of Christian Ethics provided ethical guidance to the working group creating guidelines on neural chimeras and organoids.

Dr. Bill Ergle, math professor, passes

Ergle, who taught math and statistics for 44 years, died on Feb. 21.

Science Center project receives strong support from alumni

Three Roanoke alumni have stepped forward with more than $5 million in gifts to the planned Science Center renovation.

Maroon alumni make local ‘40 Under 40’ list

From youth centers to animal shelters, these Maroons are making a difference in Roanoke.

Alumna’s research takes her to bottom of the ocean

From sharks to underwater volcanoes, Rachael Storo is conducting fascinating studies.

Lassiter recognized with national award as Outstanding Mentor to biology students

Lassiter received the Council of Undergraduate Research’s Biology Mentor award for mid-career faculty.

Rising juniors earn scholarships to study in Asia

Both students hope to learn about the business world in their programs.

News roundup: May and June 2020

A new center for studying racial history made headlines around the country, and multiple professors published insightful opinion pieces.

Sophomore earns Fulbright honor to study in Wales

Gracie Goodpasture’s interest in sustainability and farm-to-table education allowed her to be selected for this prestigious program.

Alumna plays key role in life-saving COVID treatment

This medication targets blood clots in patients’ lungs and allows them to breathe easier.