Drs. Yan, Corcoran and Finn have been awarded the 2014-2015 Paul E. Murray Fellowship in Science and Engineering for their proposal, “Promoting Physical Activity and Fitness among Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities”.
This past winter break, seven students and three faculty and staff advisors journeyed to Haiti to continue their ongoing efforts with Project Medishare. Overall, students and staff alike believed it to be an incredible, life-changing experience that they wish to continue.
On December 4th, 2013 the Health Sciences Department held their first Health Sciences Internship Symposium. This event provided an opportunity for senior interns to present their work to faculty, staff, students, and site supervisors.
Hannah Farrell ‘14 is an aspiring kindergarten teacher who is currently majoring in Human Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and a Religious and Theological Studies minor at Merrimack College. She is a member of the Merrimack College Honors Program, 2014 Class Council, Theta Phi Alpha sorority, as well as the Order of Omega, the Greek life honor society.
Since 1999, Merrimack College has selected a revered professor to present the annual “Last Lecture” by speaking on matters of importance and value in his/her life as if it were the very last lecture given. This year, the speaker is not only the Last Lecturer but also the 2013 Edward G. Roddy Jr. Outstanding Teacher of the Year – Dr. Marcia Walsh, Associate Professor of Health Sciences.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Merrimack College students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni joined in a collaborative effort in a day of service dedicated to veterans, titled Mack Gives Back Day. This day is meant to honor those who served by serving others.
“Our New Age of Prenatal Genetic Testing: Lessons from Down Syndrome” is the subject of keynote speaker Dr. Brian Skotko, M.D., M.P.P., co-director of Massachusetts General Hospital Down Syndrome Program and leading authority on medical genetics, including prenatal testing and Down Syndrome. Dr. Skotko will speak on Thursday, November 7 at the Merrimack College Brave New Biology Symposium at 3:00 p.m. in Cascia Hall. Students, faculty, staff and friends are all invited to attend.
Honors Biology major Heather Hook ’14 spent her summer as one of two interns for Pfizer Corporation; the world’s largest research based pharmaceutical company. She was given a $5,000 stipend and a project examining cell line stability.
Sabina Shakya, a senior studying Health Science and Environmental Studies and Sustainability can be seen all over Merrimack’s campus as both a Senior Resident Advisor and a peer tutor for the Writing Center. Her most recent accomplishment is being featured in Merrimack’s Student Success Story campaign.
Congratulations graduates, parents and families. Commencement will arrive quickly, visit www.merrimack.edu/commencement for the information you will need as you make preparations to attend Merrimack College’s 63rd Commencement.
Students seeking employment or advanced degrees gain a competitive advantage through research projects with faculty and corporate partners provided by the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Charlotte Berkes and Dr. Jimmy Franco are using a supercomputer to collaborate on research into new drugs to treat people with HIV, histoplasmosis and tuberculosis. Their results could improve the quality of life for thousands of people.
An after-school program lead by faculty at Merrimack College that integrates physical activity and academic lessons in science and technology could have nationwide impact and become a model of innovation.
A group of ten Merrimack College students, accompanied by Lecturer Mela Heestand and Prof. Saenz de Viguera, from World Languages and Cultures, attended a presentation by Colombian indigenous activist Ligna Pulido at Brandeis University, to countercelebrate Columbus’s Day.
Sigma Iota Epsilon recently welcomed 100 juniors and seniors into the professional management fraternity. The society highlights creative development, organization, cooperation and service as their cornerstones. The group is planning many activities for this fall including an outreach program with Lawrence Public Schools, a career panel featuring Merrimack alumni and a fundraiser.
Irene Lantz, ’12, secured a highly sought after internship at Deloitte Tax in Boston during summer 2011. Throughout her internship, Lantz was mentored by alumnus James Hogue, ’99, and was able to participate in a competitive team project based on a hypothetical client. Her experiences at Merrimack and during her internship helped her obtain employment at the firm this fall.
Merrimack College students have recently been involved in an Environmental Protection Agency grant, obtained by a collaborative effort between the College, the Town of North Reading, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Martins Pond Association.
A small group of students, faculty and staff from the School of Science and Engineering opened their hearts and their minds to spend June 3, 2012 to June 9, 2012 in the third-world country of Haiti, using the skills they learned at Merrimack College to help those in need.
Merrimack students conducting summer research in the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences. The students are working on an interdisciplinary project to discover novel chemotherapeutics for the treatment of Histoplasmosis.
Seven people with a Merrimack connection spent June 3 - 9 in Haiti with ProjectMedishare, sharing their talents with delivering clean water and with physical therapy. The groups hope to return in January 2013 to continue their humanitarian work. Read more »
This might look like an ordinary bike or running path, but there is a sinister history that permeates it that can give a person shivers. Just ask Dr. Warren Kay, associate professor of religious & theological studies.