Biology Professor Dr. Darlene Panvini and senior biology and environmental science major Lindsay Millward spoke at the Tennessee Women in Green (TWIG) meeting on September 11. Their presentation, “Doing Biology: A Philosophy for Mentoring Students,” covered ways in which students are involved in research, professional development and civic engagement.
“We Do Biology” describes the philosophy of the Department of Biology at Belmont. Getting undergraduate science students involved in research, community service and professional organizations includes catching earthworms, cleaning streams and presenting posters at conferences. Panvini and Millward shared examples of how actively mentoring science students prepares them for graduate schools, careers and civic engagement. The talk also described Belmont’s sustainability initiatives.