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Duncan Anderson '24 Posing With Syringe and Microscope
Duncan Anderson's '24 senior capstone research project is helping a Hawaiʻi company improve its project in a quest to reduce methane emissions from livestock.
Emily Kresin '24 Discusses Her Poster Presentation At The Murdock Conference
Pacific students participated in the Murdock College Science Research Conference, which provides students in the Northwest the opportunity to present research on topics across an entire spectrum of scientific subjects. This year's conference was co-hosted by Pacific University.
In his role as a biological wildlife technician at Hawai'i's Haleakalā National Park, Josh Higa '19 is helping to preserve populations of two of the islands' iconic and endangered birds.
Sixty years after his death, Olaus Murie, a 1912 graduate of Pacific University, is still revered as a pioneer in conservation.
Please join the Reproductive Justice Action Team for a discussion on how overturning of Roe v. Wade has impacted OB-GYN and reproductive healthcare education and training at medical schools.
Jordan “Bruno” Gegenhuber '16 had first-author research, "Gene regulation by gonadal hormone receptors underlies brain sex differences," published in nature magazine on May 4, 2022.
President Jenny Coyle & Janice Parks '20 at Special Commencement
“I was able to leave Pacific being able to write very prolifically and be a good scientific writer,” said Parks, now a PhD student in plant science. “And besides the research, Pacific really prepared for my graduate-level classes. Honestly, my graduate-level classes, I thought they were so easy. Pacific does a very good job of making sure the courses are rigorous.”
Biology Professor Chris Templeton
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $350,000 grant to Biology Professor Chris Templeton to further his study into the ways human-caused traffic noise affects birds' cognitive abilities.
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly
The Recovery Challenge Grant from the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife funds work by Pacific University Professor Dr. Rich Van Buskirk and partners at the Woodland Park Zoo in Washington and Washington State University. 
Research
The Pacific Undergraduate Research Conference is returning to an in-person format this fall on Nov. 10. For many presenters, these research projects will become the basis of their senior capstone project. Pacific is the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest, and as such, has a reputation for mentoring its undergraduate students especially in the areas of scientific and creative research.

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