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Biology major Yara Abdelnaby will attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
 VPAA Barbara Chesler recognizes Professors Zappi and Berki for helping students enter a summer program at Johns Hopkins University
Conducting experiments in Bi 207 (Physiology).
Dissecting a lamprey in Bi 208 (Anatomy).
Professor Kenney and students at the pollinator garden.
Student Debbie Balthazar presented the research she conducted as a Johns Hopkins University intern.
Students Tulaja Shrestha and Christina Blonski were awarded scholarships for their research.
President Blattner attended the induction ceremony of the Tri-Beta Biology Honors Society.

The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences offers courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Health Sciences. Our programs prepare students for careers in research, education, and the health professions.

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  • Agnes Berki: Expanding Research Efforts and Inspiring Students September 11, 2017 Enjoying a roller coaster ride at Six Flags with your professor might not be what students are expecting when they decide to study science with Dr. Agnes Berki, yet that is exactly the kind of unexpected adventure that awaits them. “We tried many rides and screamed together on many of ...
  • Biology student interns at Johns Hopkins August 10, 2017 Biology student Veronica Guirguis spent the summer interning at the world-renowned teaching and biomedical hospital, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Guirguis, a sophomore, was grateful to have the chance to work with “brilliant people” including Dr. Christopher Heaney, associate professor in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, and Dr.  Barbara ...
  • Biology students selected for summer premedical program July 31, 2017 Biology students Shanice Edwards and Roksana Korbi learned about urban health through the Premedical Urban Leaders Summer Enrichment Program at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. PULSE gives undergraduate students interested in healthcare exposure to the medical professions. The six-week forum provided academic, clinical, research and service learning opportunities.  “I was ...
  • Koumudi Thirunagaru – The dream of attending medical school becomes a reality May 23, 2017 Koumudi Thirunagaru started thinking about becoming a doctor at a young age. She volunteered at Stanford Children’s Hospital near her home in San Ramon, California, and she took AP biology at Homestead High School and found the subject constantly stimulating. Caldwell has been her home away from home. She began college ...
  • Alumna, physical therapist encourages STEM exploration April 18, 2017 Credits tuition aid grant program with giving her the stepping stone for her education “Rewarding” does not begin to describe the feeling Caldwell University alumna Monique Pineros  has every day when she heads out the door to work as a physical therapist. “Bringing back a human body to its normal functions ...
  • Science Students take top prizes at ICFNJ Undergrad Research Symposium March 7, 2017 Caldwell, N.J. March 7, 2017 – Caldwell University science students took first and second place prizes at the Independent College Fund of New Jersey’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. Deborah Balthazar and Amanda Surujnauth received the first place Outstanding Poster Presentation award for their project “What is on your toothbrush? Are you ...
  • Science Students Present at Biologists’ Conference November 1, 2016 Caldwell, N.J. Nov. 1, 2016 –Five students and an alumna from the Department of Natural and Physical Sciences participated in the 49th Annual Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists Conference Oct. 29 at State University of New York at Old Westbury, N.Y.  The theme of the conference was “The Dance ...
  • CU Science Students Intern at Johns Hopkins September 19, 2016 Caldwell, N.J., September 16, 2016 – Two Caldwell University science students and one recent alumna were selected to intern at the world-renowned teaching and biomedical hospital Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Students Pamela Marte and Juan Garcia and recent grad Christina Blonski-Cupo were chosen to participate in the JH Bloomberg School of ...
  • CU Student Chosen for NJ Governor’s STEM Scholars Program September 14, 2016 Caldwell, N.J., Sept. 14, 2016 – Caldwell University alumna and current post-baccalaureate student Jessica Binkiewicz was chosen for the prestigious 2017 New Jersey Governor’s STEM Scholars program. The goal of the competitive program is to educate the best and brightest students about science, technology, engineering and math opportunities in New Jersey ...
  • Science Student Presents at Undergraduate Research Symposium March 10, 2016 Caldwell University biology major Eva Suchar presented her research findings at the third annual Independent College Fund of New Jersey’s Undergraduate Research Symposium at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City on March 7. The conference features outstanding science, technology, math and engineering independent projects by students at New Jersey independent ...
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