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Faculty and Alumni Publishing in Science Education

Assistant Professor Jerrid Kruse recently attended and presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching conference in Puerto Rico.  He authored three papers, one of which was co-authored with School of Education doctoral candidate, Tiffany Roby.  Papers are available for download from the NARST website. Additionally, three School of Education graduates recently had...

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Innovations in diabetes care

Innovations in diabetes care

Students and professor research the effects of medication management app Although they haven’t yet graduated, three Drake pharmacy students are already involved in potentially game-changing diabetes research. Hayley Vance, Alex Hendzel, and Nicole Quandt are part of a study evaluating the success of MedSimple, a mobile application that aims to help patients with diabetes track...

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Drake promotes STEM fields

Drake promotes STEM fields

New hub advances state initiative in science, technology, engineering, and math Over the summer, curious middle school students visited Drake’s campus to attend camps in science and technology. In the Let’s Build an App for That camp, led by Timothy Urness, assistant professor of computer science, students learned to make games for Android smartphones. During...

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Research & Conservation

Research & Conservation

Summer fieldwork in environmental science Imagine, if you can, that you are a Rwandan farmer who raises corn as your family’s sole source of income. Your field neighbors a forest reserve, and chimpanzees—who have behaved themselves for years—have started to eat your crop. Now what? Drake University students Danielle Hefferan, a senior environmental science major,...

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Where theory meets practice

Where theory meets practice

Research and practical application go hand-in-hand in the Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory. The Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory opened last summer in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with the promise of expanding research opportunities and preparing Health Sciences students for a wide range of careers. In the year since, students and faculty have demonstrated...