Organic farming can produce an increase in species richness and in the abundance of predatory insects and weeds. But does a rise in biodiversity have an impact on pest control? Biology majors Cody Nagy and Mark Gapinski studied the impact of organic agricultural practices on insect pest control as part of their Summer Fellows research in Sweden with Cory Straub, Assistant Professor of Biology. Read more.
Working on a research or creative project with a faculty mentor is a tremendous opportunity for Student Achievement. Indeed, research is a hallmark of the Ursinus experience, and in some majors a full 100% of students do research projects during their undergraduate years. Because of the quality of the faculty and the close interaction with students, you'll do work at a level most students wouldn't experience until graduate school.
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