Introducing PSU2: PSU Portal of Science for Undergraduates!
Become a Biology Peer Advisor!
The Biology Department is looking for students majoring in Biology who are interested in becoming Peer Advisors. Peer Advisors provide personalized attention to undergraduate students in one-on-one advising sessions, and play a critical role in ensuring that Biology undergraduates are aware of available academic and student life resources, receive accurate and timely academic advising, and are able to navigate the Portland State University system successfully. Peer advisors also engage in a variety of different projects focused on helping students, and supporting the mission of the Department of Biology. Click here to apply.
The John Salmon and Marcia Schulmerich Scholarship
Applications Due by February 1, 2015
Biology Department alumni, John Salmon (BS ’67 and MA ’72) and Marcia Schulmerich (BS ’69), have generously endowed this scholarship. After graduating from PSU, John and Marcia trained in and went on to successful careers in Medical Technology. They have always been grateful for the educational experience they received at PSU. John and Marcia recognize the limited financial means of many PSU students and in a sense of community, wish to financially support other Biology students with aspirations of a career in the health professions. This scholarship will provide up to three undergraduate recipients with $2,500 toward their PSU educational expenses for the 2015-16 academic year. As a part of the application process you will be asked to upload your transcripts along with a document which addresses the following questions:
- Describe your health career goals, and how your Biology degree program will contribute to the attainment of these goals. Be sure to address how this scholarship would assist you in successfully achieving your professional health career goals.
- Describe how you are currently financing your education at PSU. Are you currently eligible or using financial aid to pay for your education?
- Is there any additional information you feel the scholarship committee should know about you, your academic performance, or community involvement?
Biology Department Information
The Biology Department has 22 faculty, over 1,200 undergraduate majors, and over 70 graduate students and post-docs. Our faculty take an integrative approach to biology, encompassing all levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems. Our Department is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, and we strive to provide a rigorous, balanced education in Biology for all our students.
We share our offices and laboratories with Physics, Chemistry and Environmental Science Departments in the SRTC and Science Building 1. This close proximity with other disciplines helps foster interdisciplinary research at Portland State University. Teaching and research laboratories are further supported by the Herbarium, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Museums, extremophile DNA and microbial culture collections, an aquatic organism rearing facility, greenhouses and an electron microscope facility.
Planning to visit? We are located in SRTC rm 246 between SW Mill and Montgomery on SW 10th Ave. For directions, see the PSU campus map. If you don't find what you need here, please contact the department.