Investigate. Observe. Experiment.
Explore a wide range of fundamental biological questions whose answers will help us better understand the complexity of God’s living world.
Dustin Baumbach (‘12) researches hawksbill sea turtles at California State University-San Bernardino. He has helped develop a mobile app for tourists, scuba divers, and other researchers to quickly and easily report hawksbill sightings, which contributes to turtle research.
For 24 years, PUC has hosted PacificQuest annually during the summer, inviting high-achieving middle school students to campus to participate in various STEM activities to enhance their knowledge and interest. The program was an instant success with both participating teachers and students, and has remained hugely popular over the years. The only downside? Once a student graduates 8th grade, they can no longer attend PacificQuest.
August 8, 2019
In fall 2017, Aimee Wyrick, chair of the department of biology at Pacific Union College, received a phone call from Nancy Lecourt, academic dean and vice president for academic administration. She invited Wyrick to meet her outside the Angwin Post Office.
It started as a conversation between senior biology majors one day during class. Aimee Wyrick, chair of the department of biology and the class’ professor, put down her lecture notes and looked each student in the eye.
For three months of the year, two small fields in the popular Napa Valley resort town of Calistoga blossom with tiny white flowers known as the Calistoga Popcorn Flower. These two fields are the only known location of this flower in the world, which explains its presence on the list of endangered plants.
Last school year, Pacific Union College English and pre-med major Laurel Kwon and fellow honors student Jeff Richards worked together on a project. They visited Foothills Elementary School just a few minutes from campus and demonstrated some chemistry experiments.
The workshop has been taking place for over 50 years, but has recently been overhauled based on feedback from teachers and students.