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Doctors Charter School students learn science at Barry University

Doctors Charter School students learn science at Barry University

Fourteen advanced placement chemistry students from Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores recently conducted a series of experiments at Barry University. The experiments were partially made possible due to the dedication and a desire of their science teacher, Karen Franklin, who wanted to provide her students with hands-on experiments with...

IN HER OWN WORDS: Diana Cordero Dummit — Class of 2017

IN HER OWN WORDS: Diana Cordero Dummit — Class of 2017

Diana was accepted to MIT, Yale and Vanderbilt. She will be attending MIT in fall 2018 and received the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. There aren't enough words to describe the experiences I lived at Barry University and how they shaped me into the person I am today. When deciding on which university to attend, two things were of...

Barry students and faculty attend March for Science in Washington, D.C.

Barry students and faculty attend March for Science in Washington, D.C.

Eight students and six faculty members traveled to Washington, D.C., where they joined thousands from across the country for the March for Science on Earth Day. Other students and faculty attended local satellite marches in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The goal of the March was to “unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that...

Faculty, students present research at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Faculty, students present research at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Chemistry faculty and students from the Department of Physical Sciences presented research April 2-6 at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, Calif. Faculty and students (underlined) made their research presentations via posters. Topics and presenters included the following: Aurora Burkus-Matesevac...

Brian Walton presents guest lecture to Departments of Biology and Physical Sciences

Brian Walton presents guest lecture to Departments of Biology and Physical Sciences

Brian Walton, vice president and associate dean at St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, recently visited Barry University and spoke to faculty and students from the Departments of Biology and Physical Sciences. Walton's presentation covered the new doctorate program at one of the world's premier research and treatment centers for pediatric...

Barry students present at LSSF Symposium; win third place in oral competition

Barry students present at LSSF Symposium; win third place in oral competition

For the third consecutive year, research students from Barry University presented at the Life Sciences South Florida (LSSF) STEM symposium. Nine Barry students presented two oral and eight poster presentations at the symposium on April 12. The event was an opportunity for students who do research for credit to present their research finding at a...

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Barry University Sets the Stage for Chemistry Alumnus’ Career Success

Barry University Sets the Stage for Chemistry Alumnus’ Career Success

Making the most of his education, faculty mentorships and science degree from Barry University, Dr. Adauri Soprani is succeeding as an oral surgeon in Danbury, Conn. “I'm happy today because I do what I love,” Dr. Soprani said. “Barry University helped lay the foundation and allowed me to do all my basic sciences at a much faster...

Barry Alumnus Champions Liberal University Education for Producing Well- Rounded Citizens

Barry Alumnus Champions Liberal University Education for Producing Well- Rounded Citizens

Lenore P. Rodicio, PhD, believes the trend in higher education to prepare students solely for specific careers in a chosen field is too limiting. Although important, it completely dismisses the widespread benefits that exposure to multiple disciplines and opinions a liberal arts education provides, ultimately benefiting the individual and society...

Barry professor joins international team exploring frontiers of astrophysics

Barry professor joins international team exploring frontiers of astrophysics

'Dark matters' of science By Jim Davis What is dark matter -- that mysterious stuff believed to make up most of the universe? The answer has evaded scientists for years; but a new project, led by several universities including Barry, has a shot at finding out. The quest involves finding a new kind of subatomic particle called the axion, says...

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