Hosted on September 13th in the historic auditorium of Sanders Theatre, the 28th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony brought together researchers from around the world who busied themselves with investigating areas of scientific inquiry that first made people think, then made them laugh.
“I love teaching students about biology. I love helping them to learn how to think critically…to see what we can accomplish and the power we have as individuals to change the world,” said Laura Anne Lowery, a biology professor at BC.
Retroviruses are our best friend.
BC faculty discuss the biological causes and psychological impacts of breast cancer and the stories of those who have fought it.
While schools including Dartmouth College were dislodged in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, BC moved to the highest ranking classification on Feb. 1.
This success in the research field is a positive sign for BC. As it expands through its 10-year plan and various fundraising efforts, a new focus on research bodes well for increasing prestige and creating a more elite educational environment.