You won’t see too many students in the School of Sciences memorizing the Periodic Table; they’re focused on solving real-world problems.
Learning and applying science
The School of Science at St. Scholastica follows the “getting things done and making things happen” philosophy of education. Driven by engaged learning, deep reflection and curricula that develop 21st-century skills, students gain more than knowledge — they develop the personal ambition and broad perspective that form the foundations for an enriching life and career.
Do any of these things sound appealing?
- Identifying new bacterial viruses
- Investigating honey samples for antimicrobial activity
- Studying the psychological and physical effects of aging in one of the nation’s few undergrad gerontology programs
- Performing summer research in nanotechnology at the University of Iowa
Students here get a taste of what being a scientist is all about by doing what scientists actually do.
Leading the way in equipment and facilities
Much of this takes place in the newly renovated Science Center. With six new faculty-student undergraduate research labs, seven state-of-the-art chemistry and biochemistry labs and one of the few donor body anatomy labs for undergraduates in the country, students learn in environments that are similar to where they’ll practice as professionals or graduate students.
And many are doing just that, as students from the School of Sciences are accepted into graduate school, medical school and the workplace at high rates.
The School of Sciences
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
Meet the Dean
Aileen Beard, Ph.D
Dean of Sciences
Dean Aileen Beard, a professor of chemistry, joined the College in 2012 after 14 years as a professor of chemistry at Benedictine College in Kansas.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Marquette University before moving on to the University of Utah for her Ph.D. in organic chemistry.