Mission:  We provide students opportunities to engage in scientific & scholarly activities such as internships & study abroad programs. By collaborating with faculty, students collect & analyze scientific data in classroom, laboratory & field settings. Students develop the ability to critically evaluate scientific data by reading & discussing peer-reviewed scientific literature. These activities are designed to help students understand basic scientific principles, guide future career decisions, & to prepare them to be informed citizens capable of understanding diverse issues involving human health, evolution, & environment.

News and Events

  1. NSF grant propels RU team into Texas coastal tallgrass prairie »


    With the ink on the paperwork on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant scarcely dry, Assistant Professor of Biology Chelse Prather and two Radford University students hit the road right after graduation bound for coastal East Texas.

  2. RU student biology researcher honored at state Wildlife Society gathering »


    At the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Chapter of The Wildlife Society (VATWS) in Natural Bridge Feb. 10-11, Radford University student-researcher Brenna Hyzy, a senior biology major, took first place for a professional poster.

  3. RU biology faculty member plunges into the jungle for research »


    During a nine-day stint in the jungle, Assistant Professor of Biology Joy Caughron began Radford University's contribution to a giant global project in a narrowly focused way.

  4. Research presentations by RU biology students start 2015 »


    Five Radford University biology students rang in the new year with research presentations at the Society for Integrative and Comparable Biology (SICB) annual meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida, Jan. 3-7.

  5. Radford University names inaugural class of Honors Academy Faculty Fellows »


    The Radford University Honors Academy announced its first cohort of Faculty Fellows.

  6. RU Professor named national recipient of Master Education Grant »


    Associate Professor of Biology Tara Phelps-Durr was named one of two national Master Educator Program (MEP) grant recipients by the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB).

  7. RU forum addresses challenges and opportunities for women in STEM fields »


    Radford University confronted a complex issue – the challenge of engaging women in the science and technology fields – Oct. 15 as part of its Fall 2014 Diversity Awareness and Celebration Week.

  8. RU Department of Biology introduces new chair »


    Professor of Biology Christine Small has been appointed chair of the Department of Biology in Radford University's College of Science and Technology.

  9. Second annual Summer Research Celebration highlights RU undergraduate research efforts »


    Eighteen Radford University undergraduates who conducted research during the summer will present at the second Summer Research Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium.

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