Feature Stories

Newsletter of the College of Science & Mathematics

Five Questions for Neuroscientist Megan Doczi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology Megan Doczi arrived at Norwich in 2011, shortly after receiving her PhD from the University of Vermont. She directs the neuroscience program at NU and teaches neuroscience and anatomy and physiology classes in the Department of Biology. Her research into the developmental regulation of potassium ion channels in avian hypothalamus …

The Professor Who Solved a Mass-Poisoning Whodunit

Criminal Justice may be the most popular major at Norwich. But it took an associate professor of chemistry to solve a truly terrible case on the other side of the globe—the largest mass poisoning of a population in history. Working in Bangladesh since 1997, analytical chemist Prof. Seth Frisbie revealed that over 50 million Bangladeshis were drinking …

Physics Prof. Pallone Illuminates Lunar Eclipse for Sky-Watchers

By Jacque E. Day With a clear night sky overhead, Norwich University Physics professor Arthur Pallone stood in the gazebo on the Crescent, calling for volunteers. “Who wants to be the sun?” A gentleman from the community piped in, “I’m pretty bright.” Onlookers chuckled as Pallone handed the man a glowing lantern, then asked who wanted …

Undergraduate Research: A Summer-Long Immersion in Molecular Biology

Senior biology major Maciel Porto was one of 38 Norwich University undergraduates awarded Summer Research Fellowships to explore diverse topics across the arts, sciences and professional fields. Developed by the university’s Office of Academic Research, the competitive, six- and ten-week fellowships are funded by university endowments dedicated to …

Learning Science As a Geology Summer Research Fellow

Geology major Christopher Eddy ’17 was one of 38 Norwich University undergraduates awarded Summer Research Fellowships to explore diverse topics across the arts, sciences and professional fields. Developed by the university’s Office of Academic Research, the competitive, six- and ten-week fellowships are funded by university endowments dedicated …