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Biology Department News
Biomimicry certificate for undergraduate students launches at University of Akron
The 15-credit interdisciplinary program is open to undergraduate students of any major.
Super speedy spider hurls itself at prey using web as slingshot
Until recently, we thought only humans stored energy outside their body in an external tool. Turns out, the survival of the tiny triangle weaver spider depends on this ability.
Ph.D. student has close eye on research, fellowship
Katelyn Sondereker received a research grant and fellowship award for her work in analyzing cells in the human eyeball.
Three of UA's own honored for strides in STEM fields
Among the 29 honorees chosen by Crain’s for its “Notable Women in STEM” issue are three professors in biology, engineering and education at UA.
Is spider silk stronger than steel? Biologist disentangles fact from fiction on ‘Mythbusters Jr. ’
Biology professor Dr. Todd Blackledge and several students gathered nearly 10 miles of silk from 40 golden silk orb-weaver spiders for some on-camera myth-busting on the Science Channel show.