Innovating, Serving, and Equipping Students for Success
Professor of Chemistry Kumar Sinniah is the 2021 recipient of the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching, the highest teaching honor at Calvin University.
May 24, 2021 | Amanda Greenhoe
Calvin University grad among 12 Hertz Fellows nationwide
Nathanael Kazmierczak, a 2020 Calvin University graduate, is one of the 12 recipients of the prestigious Hertz Fellowship.
May 18, 2021 | Matt Kucinski
Show your stripes at Calvin University's Rare Disease Symposium
Calvin University Rare Disease Research & Support will host a Rare Disease Symposium on Rare Disease Day, February 29th, 2020 at the Prince Conference Center.
February 25, 2020 | Rachael Baker
Beckman Scholars Award advances undergraduate research at Calvin
The 2019 Beckman Scholars Award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation both honors Calvin's current commitment to undergraduate research and funds new research in chemistry and the life sciences.
February 25, 2019 | Connor Bechler
Conducting a chemical orchestra
This summer, a Calvin College professor and a pair of student researchers are building a chemometrics website on the institution's new supercomputer.
June 20, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Calvin students present research at Midwest Enzyme Conference
In fall 2017, five Calvin students presented their research at the Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference at Loyola University Chicago.
November 03, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Exploring new ground through summer research
This summer, 85 students participated in Calvin College’s summer research. The program spans 10 weeks and allows students to explore one of 56 projects in eight different STEM fields.
August 04, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin alum's Fulbright focuses on conservation efforts in Nicaragua
Through a Fulbright scholarship, Joel Betts '14 will be assessing the extent of agricultural and hurricane-induced forest loss in an indigenous territory in Nicaragua.
May 10, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin's robust research experiences lead to Goldwater success
The Goldwater success continues at Calvin College in 2017, with two more students being honored by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
April 11, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Discovery doesn't retire
Roger DeKock was selected as one of just five emeritus faculty nationwide to be part of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s 2016 Senior Scientist Mentor Program.
August 30, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Charting a new course for Plaster Creek
The Plaster Creek Stewards recently received two grants totaling $800K, allowing the group to expand its educational, research and restoration work in one of the state's most polluted watersheds.
July 29, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Walking Boldly: Lauren Manck
Now conducting research at sea, Lauren Manck '12 says her love for chemistry and research, her decision to pursue graduate studies and her goals for her future career had their genesis in a first-year class at Calvin.
July 08, 2016 | News and Stories Staff
NIH grant brings students to the cutting-edge of cancer research
Biochemistry prof Brendan Looyenga recently received a $295,939 grant from the National Cancer Institute to do research with students that could provide useful insights into both neurology and oncology.
February 04, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Novel NIH grant provides synergy in the student-faculty research experience
A trio of profs has teamed up to better understand the regulation of GLUT1.
September 25, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
U.S. News recognizes Calvin College for its undergraduate research
Calvin is on a short list of institutions that U.S. News & World Report highlights as outstanding examples of undergraduate research and creative projects.
September 09, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Chemistry prof named Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
Doug Vander Griend is one of seven faculty members in the U.S. to be awarded an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.
August 12, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin students showcase their summer research projects
On Wednesday, July 23, student researchers in Calvin's science departments gave the public a glimpse of their work during an inaugural science research open house.
August 06, 2014 | Grace Ruiter
Calvin prof awarded Fulbright to teach in Nepal
Beginning in January 2015, Calvin College chemistry professor Herb Fynewever will spend seven months teaching and researching at Kathmandu University.
May 05, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
Calvin's national reputation for Goldwater Scholars
Since 2008, Calvin’s had 15 Goldwater Scholars—a number unmatched by any other liberal arts college during that time.
April 01, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
We Are Calvin: Henry Higby
Senior Henry Higby is spending this Fall in the semester abroad program in France.
October 22, 2013 | Matt Kucinski
NSF grant boosts Calvin's research infrastructure
A $338,000 grant from the National Science Foundation provides more research opportunities for students through access to more state of the art equipment.
October 15, 2013 | Connor Sterchi
Chem Demos turn 25
The annual Chem Demos have been delighting area middle schoolers for a quarter century.
May 13, 2013 | Myrna Anderson
Goldwater tradition continues: Students earn top research award
Since 2008, Calvin College has had more Goldwater Scholars than any other liberal arts college in the nation.
April 05, 2013 | Matt Kucinski
A $230,000 NSF grant to discover chemical reactions
Chemistry professor Carolyn Anderson is extending her research while developing a new generation of researchers.
March 28, 2013 | Myrna Anderson
Goldwater Scholar, NSF Fellow and now a Fulbright
Senior Lauren Manck will research seagrasses in Spain via a Fulbright Scholarship.
April 20, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Two Goldwaters, two NSF fellowships
Four Calvin science students have landed prestigious research awards.
April 05, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Chemistry and Christmas
Chemistry professor Larry Louters and student Ola Alabi were the architects of the first-ever Christmas chemistry camp.
December 22, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Researching how berberine works on diabetes
Larry Louters and four student researchers are studying how berberine works on diabetes.
June 30, 2011 | Phil de Haan
The winning protein
The students in Eric Arnoys' biochem II class choose their favorite protein via a bracket.
May 24, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
VIDEO: The annual chem demos
Area middle schoolers enjoy things exploding, foaming over and glowing in the dark at the 21st-annual Chem Demos.
May 24, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
Moving into the ISRx
Student researchers are making themselves at home in the science division's new 4,450 square-foot lab.
May 24, 2011 | Andrew Steiner , Myrna Anderson
Calvin's Goldwater honors
Calvin has three Goldwater Scholars and one honorable mention.
April 08, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Interim: Sight, Sound and Smell
Students are chopping cabbage, sniffing beakers and missing the gorilla in an interim titled "Sight, Sound and Smell."
January 14, 2011 | Phil de Haan
Faculty Profile: Douglas Vander Griend
Calvin inorganic chemistry professor Douglas Vander Griend makes shapes with molecules.
July 26, 2010 | Amy Surbatovich
One Goldwater, three honorables
Last summer, as Cheri Ackerman was working to isolate a protein, she put in a lot of hours in the “cold room”—one of the walk-in refrigerators in DeVries Hall that are kept at four degrees Celsius (or 39 degrees Fahrenheit).
April 29, 2010 | Myrna Anderson
From bug hunting to belly flopping, filtering to formatting, kids of all ages are finding plenty to keep them busy this summer at Calvin.
July 24, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
On the run
Taste the energy and feel the sweat generated by the 19th-annual Calvin Spring Classic 5K Walk/Run and watch as children and their families participate in a special run to honor the late chemistry professor Karen Muyskens.
May 01, 2009 | Matt Kucinski
Sophomore to tackle the “puzzle” of research as Beckman Scholar
Sophomore chemistry major Sarah Tasker will also be stepping into some brand new shoes as Calvin’s first Beckman Scholar.
May 14, 2008 | Myrna Anderson
Students win Goldwater Scholarship, honorable mention
Calvin student Melissa Haegert receives honorable mention for the Goldwater Scholarship.
April 18, 2008 | Myrna Anderson
Beckman Grant funds indepth student research
Calvin College has won a prestigious $77,000 grant from the Beckman Scholars Program to give expanded, intensive research experiences to a handful of Calvin students.
April 14, 2008 | Myrna Anderson
Ron Blankespoor receives Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching
A look back at Professor Ron Blankespoor's 1995-96 Calvin College Presidential Award for Examplary Teaching.
September 28, 2006 | Phil de Haan
Blankespoor named Brummel Chair
Professor Ron Blankespoor installed as the first-ever holder of the Brummel Chair in Organic Chemistry at Calvin College.
September 27, 2006 | Myrna Anderson