Biology Department

Journal of the Sciences 5 PublishedJournal of the Sciences 5 Published
The Journal of the Sciences now has half a decade under its belt. Hampden-Sydney's very own science publication, which showcases a wide variety of undergraduate research in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, just released Volume 5 this spring. According to Dr. Michael Wolyniak, associate professor of biology and advisor to the Journal, it fills a void of needing a place to consolidate the great undergraduate scientific work taking place on campus. Full Story...


James Lau '17 Named Goldwater ScholarJames Lau '17 Named Goldwater Scholar
This year, 252 students were honored with a Goldwater Scholarship. Among this list of scholars from across the nation was a familiar name, James H. Lau '17. He joined Dr. Kristian Hargadon '01 and Lee Ayscue '15 as Hampden-Sydney College students who have received this prestigious award. The scholarship program honoring Senator Barry Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields. Full Story...


One of the most popular majors at Hampden-Sydney, the biology program offers individually tailored preparation for graduate and professional work in research, industry, education, medicine, or government. Computer-aided experimental analysis and data presentation play a key role in many of the department’s courses. Gilmer Science Center, equipped with sophisticated instrumentation, computers, microscopes, aquaria, animal room, cold room, photographic darkroom, and research space, is ideal for for undergraduate training, faculty research, and student-faculty projects.