Experience-based science education
Experiential learning is a core value of Antioch College and a strong emphasis in the sciences program. We offer small class sizes and individualized mentorship with faculty who teach all of our classes. Students pursue their own interests in the sciences as they design their own majors. Our renowned Cooperative Education program provides students with multiple opportunities to explore professional scientific experiences. We prepare students for a wide variety of post-graduation opportunities, such as employment, graduate and professional schools.
The Sciences in the Curriculum
At Antioch College, students create self-designed majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The faculty in the sciences have disciplinary expertise in Forest Ecosystem Analysis, Forestry, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Biology. They regularly offer courses in the natural and biological sciences.
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Science News & Achievements
Antioch College Achieves Fundraising Goal Through Generous Support
Successful “Antioch Activate” Campaign Keeps College Moving Forward Yellow Springs, Ohio 1-9-23 — Antioch College launched the “Antioch Activate” campaign in September of 2022 with a goal of raising $2.5M by December 31, 2022. Through a total of 1,413 generous...
Antioch College Awarded Choose Ohio First Funds
Competitive Scholarship Funds of $495,000 Over Five Years to be Awarded Yellow Springs, Ohio 12-19-22 — Antioch College has been awarded $495,000 as part of the FY23 Choose Ohio First (COF) Program. Over the next five years, these competitive scholarship funds will be...
We have to solve multiple problems simultaneously
Interview with Dr. Kim Landsbergen I'm Kim Landsbergen. I am an associate professor of Biology and Environmental Science. I joined the faculty at Antioch in fall of 2014. I am an army kid. My folks are from Tennessee and Florida. And I spent my formative years growing...
Real-World Student Work Experiences
Students gain valuable real-world work experience through our Cooperative Education program, and document their insights on Antioch Engaged: our journal of social practice & professional engagement
Modeling Mosaics of Benthic Community Composition: Jones ’22 – NSF REU at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciencesby Emma Sue Jones on October 7, 2022
Currently stationed at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS Station) in St. George’s, Bermuda, I am on co-op fulfilling a position as a research assistant intern completing a “research experience for undergraduates”—also known as an REU—through the National Science Foundation. I am working under
Living in the World of Healthcare – Tierney ’25 at University Endoscopy Center in Cincinnatiby Chloe Tierney on June 29, 2022
For my first co-op I am working at the University Endoscopy Center (UEC) in Cincinnati. In this position, I primarily assist nurses, techs and other staff in their roles. On days when I am working at the nurse’s station or on the floor I make
Get Out and Do Weird Stuff: Kowalski ’22 as Eco Research Assistant at Notre Dame Universityby Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin on May 12, 2022
Legend holds that an Antiochian can be parachuted anywhere, and they’ll find a job, a place to live, and some friends within three days… The Co-Op Interview Project provides a chance for students to discuss their co-op experiences and explore how current Antiochians shape the
A Slice of Heaven: Perry ‘24 at Whiterock Conservancy in Coon Rapids, Iowaby Sawyer on May 11, 2022
Another Lifetime – Introduction to Whiterock Conservancy I don’t like making assumptions or any assertions for that matter. They remind me of a person I used to be and the questionable choices I made. How I was often isolated, from both others and even myself,
“If It Ain’t Broke”: Wylie ’22 Presents at Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society Conferenceby Ike Wylie on May 11, 2022
Ike Wylie attended the Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society conference (NEEPS) in Pittsburgh, PA from April 21-24th. NEEPS was established in 2007 as a society dedicated to the advancement of evolutionary behavioral sciences. They welcome scholars from all fields that focus their research and scholarship of
Flying High: Greer ’22 at the Glen Helen Raptor Center in Yellow Springs, Ohioby Sara Marsh on November 29, 2021
Glen Helen operates the area’s only raptor rehabilitation center. The goal of wildlife rehabilitation is to release healthy animals back into the wild. Injured birds are brought in by caring people from all over the community and are given a new chance at life. The
Antiochian science graduates are prepared for a variety of opportunities after college. Nearly 100% of our BS and BA students either gain employment directly after graduation, attend graduate or professional school, or start new enterprises. Some of our recent graduate placements include:
- Jordan Berley ’16 earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science. Jordan is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree in the at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.
- Julia Honchel ’16 earned a B.S. in Environmental Science. She is now enrolled at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).
- Emaline Pozzanghera ’16 earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science and is now a canine rehabilitation assistant at Pawsitive Performance in Helena, MT.
- Roland Scaife ’16 earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science and is working as a quality control chemist at Perrigo Company in Dublin, Ohio.
- Mark Brimmeier ’17 earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science and is working as a radiology support specialist at the Foundation Radiology Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He completed a senior project titled “Design and Use of an Interactive Concussion Education E-module Flyer to Highlight Effectiveness of a Health Resource: An Action Project.”
- Richard Hauck ’17 earned a B.S. in Ecology and the Human Environment. After graduation he worked at the Tiger Mountain Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona, as director of sustainability.
- Eleanor Hicks-Green ’17 earned a B.S. in Environmental Science. Eleanor is conducting ecological restoration, field ecology, invasive plant management, and disaster relief with the Washington Conservation Corps. Recently completed a wetland monitoring position with the Washington Department of Transportation.
- Meridian Howes ’17 earned a B.A. in Health and Social Justice and completed a senior project titled “Visions Towards a Postcolonial Public Health.” Meridian is pursuing the Master of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. As part of her graduate research, she is analyzing services for people who inject drugs in Tanzania.
- Rian Lawrence ’17 earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and completed a senior project titled “A Microcosm Experiment to Assess Atmospheric Deposition Effects on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Retention in Northern Ohio Soils.” Rian was a recipient of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and is completing an M.Phil. at Cambridge University in Oxford, U.K. She is applying for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, looking to enter a Ph.D. program in marine biogeochemistry.
- Elias Pitasky ’17 earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and completed a senior project titled “Secondary and tertiary relationships between vertebrates and wildfire.” After graduation, he entered the U.S. Peace Corps Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program as a volunteer in Quito, Ecuador.
- Steven Taylor ’17 earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and completed a senior project titled “A Comparative Analysis of Nutritional Content and Color Reflectance in Invasive versus Native Fleshy Fruits “. Completed a year as an Environmental Educator at SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps, and is currently working as an Environmental Consultant with Davey Resource Group, doing field surveys to reduce wildfire risk in northern California.
- Melissa Rudie ’18 earned a B.S. in Biomedical Science and completed a senior project titled “Genome Guardians at Crossroads of Aging and Cancer.” After graduation she studied medicine at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indiana.