Dr. Conway and Chunk have a message for all of the current microbiology students adressing the end of year and how we will be moving forward.
On Friday the 13th of March, the last day of classes before Spring Break, President Hargis announced that all courses would be conducted online after the break. Our faculty immediately went to work transitioning to online instruction. For laboratory courses, in particular, you can imagine that this undertaking was daunting.
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is ecstatic to work with the various scholar programs on the OSU campus because of the combined ability to provide support for college preparation, connection to various resources, and nurturing of the students’ individual academic development. In the end, our goal is to have our students become as effective and successful as they can be during their time here at OSU.
Because of the importance of microbiology to scientific discovery, microbiologists are needed in a variety of private sectors as well as governmental organizations. Microbiology students who would like to further their education may also wish to apply for an advanced degree in a professional school or graduate school.
Would you like to have the chance to research while you are earning your undergraduate degree? If so, you're in luck! The Microbiology Department has a wide variety of professors who are engaged in research. A very simple way that you can find a lab that fits what you are intested in is to go to the faculty page and do some reading on what our professors are studying. If you find something that you think is intersting email the professor and ask if they have any lab openings. What's the worst that can happen? You'll never know until you try!
Below you can find our student perspectives about how the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is committed to having our students be successful in their time here at OSU as well as preparing for a successful career with microbiology.