The University now offers a degree for students not necessarily enamored with gross anatomy that delivers a more basic bio degree – that is, a bachelor’s degree with a wider selection of College of Arts and Sciences minors.
The Biology and Chemistry double major will be heading to Japan as part of the highly selective Amgen Scholars Program at the University of Kyoto, which provides funding for promising undergraduates to conduct cutting-edge research.
Benjamin Hsiaois a polymer scientist with expertise in nanomaterials and water purification. He and his team developed a highly permeable breakthrough membrane technology using nanofibrous materials for water purification, which removes pathogens and contaminants in water using gravity or solar heat. This invention can provide affordable and sustainable drinking water solutions to people in remote communities and after catastrophic disasters, and the technology may be on course to revolutionize the water purification industry.