Infectious Literature

Tara Allison ‘10 spends plenty of time reading children’s books with her daughter, who is almost three. This led her to make the somewhat spontaneous decision to write her own. “It was a fun thing to do for my daughter,” Tara said. It took her only an hour to actually write her first book, “Microbe Adventures: Rhinovirus,” and a few weeks to illustrate it. After researching self-publishing and finding a company that matched her [...]

2023-01-04T15:36:35-05:00January 4th, 2023|

Project: Sustainable Feeding

Daniel Roberts, ‘19, has always been interested in the environment and animals. “The classes and professors I had during my first year at the Mount made me want to continue into the biology field.” He earned his bachelor’s in biology at the Mount and continued on to the University of Tasmania in Australia. Currently, Dan is working towards his Master’s in Marine and Antarctic Science with a specialization in aquaculture. “The program is one year [...]

2022-01-20T13:14:34-05:00November 24th, 2021|

Donating Dentists

“As dental professionals, Katie and I know first-hand how important oral hygiene is. We knew that contacting our local homeless shelters would be a good way to reach people in need of oral care products.” Ally Bihary wanted to help the community. And, with her friend and fellow pre-dental student Katie Fasel, she did just that. Ally and Katie collected and assembled 152 oral hygiene kits with toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash in each. The [...]

2022-01-27T10:12:58-05:00November 24th, 2021|

Students Create Bat Boxes for Service Learning Project

As a part of their Biology II class, Mountie students traveled to Nathan’s Divide to install bat boxes. The class, taught by Dr. Crystal Goldyn, did research on how important bats are to local ecosystems, and learned how human actions can negatively affect the bat populations. They installed the bat boxes to assist with the conservation of bats and to provide them with a safe place to raise their young. Senior Devonna Weimer said that [...]

2022-01-27T10:13:46-05:00May 20th, 2021|

Ready for Pharmacy

Amanda Brancato, ‘18, maximized every aspect of her time at Mount Aloysius. She served as a student leader as the community service chair and president of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), as treasurer of the biology club, and on the student-athlete advisory committee. Brancato was also the captain of the Mountie women’s soccer team her senior year. “I feel very fortunate to have gone to a school that has given me so [...]

2022-01-20T13:18:43-05:00September 28th, 2020|

Skipping the Test

Saige Perry, a rising senior biology major in the pre-osteopathic medicine track, is looking forward to beginning her studies at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) next fall. There, she will be able to focus on medical school and learning more about the human body and its afflictions. But before she transitions, one thing she doesn’t have to worry about is taking the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Because her SAT scores were so [...]

2022-01-20T13:19:46-05:00July 28th, 2020|

Dental Inspiration

When Brady Wright was growing up, he had “a really cool dentist.” “He was highly interactive, always explaining everything he was doing step-by-step, talked to me about personal life, and just kind of planted the seed that the dental profession was a good one to be in.” Brady, ‘16, followed the seed planted in him by his dentist to Mount Aloysius, and then to Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM), where he is studying to [...]

2022-01-20T13:20:19-05:00July 28th, 2020|

It’s in their DNA

When Noah Strickland, Hannah Kitko, and Lana Maniakhina first dove into an independent research project with Dr. Crystal Goldyn, assoc. professor of science at MAC, they didn’t know what to expect. “I was very nervous and thought, ‘How are we ever going to get conclusive results for something like this?’” said Maniakhina, originally from Sevastopol, Russia. “Dr. Goldyn made it personal and her experience really guided us.” The project involved altering the DNA in yeast [...]

2020-03-03T08:34:14-05:00March 2nd, 2020|

Biology & The Living Classroom

The small class sizes at Mount Aloysius allow students to take trips, like to natural acid mines, to experience what they’ve learned about in the classroom. Students have the opportunity to learn in a living classroom.  Harpreet Heer, a student at Mount Aloysius College, came to Mount Aloysius for these types of opportunities. “Exploring outside of my comfort zone (the biology laboratory) was an inspiring opportunity. I was able to explore the effects microorganisms have [...]

2022-01-26T14:21:25-05:00December 9th, 2019|

A New Look for Science

Pierce Health and Science Hall is a 31,000 square-foot facility which houses all laboratory science courses and certain allied health programs providing state-of-the-art instructional resources. The addition includes simulation labs that resemble real hospital wings, study lounges and classrooms.

2022-01-27T10:33:31-05:00November 26th, 2019|

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