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Craig said that for students who are majoring or minoring in chemistry, the American Chemical Society conference acts as exposure to the world of chemistry beyond what the college has to offer. For graduating seniors and other students working on research, the ACS conference offers them a chance to present the research that they have been working on.

College promotes STEM student research through chemistry conference and in-class opportunities

By Clark Roque Royandoyan, Contributing Writer March 27, 2024
Every year, Ithaca College’s Department of Chemistry sends students to the American Chemical Society (ACS) conference to gain experience with research and networking opportunities. This year, Becky Craig, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, said she took 13 students to the conference, the most she has ever taken during her three years at the college. 
From left, juniors Mikolaj Konieczny and Wesley Czubryt-Ogino use a telescope to look into the sky. The revitalized astronomy club is aiming to bring more students from all academic backgrounds.

Club encourages students to reach for the stars

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor November 2, 2022
The astronomy club’s goal this fall semester is to diversify its members by making astronomy more accessible for non-STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors.

Students Showcase Black Contributions to STEM

By Cayenne Lacko-Cave, Mack Rovenolt & Cayenne Lacko-Cave February 23, 2022

Students work on distillation in Experimental Chemistry II. The research grant of nearly $650,000 from the National Science Foundation will allow IC to establish a STEM scholarship program for low-income and underrepresented students.

Grant establishes STEM scholarship for low-income students

By Meaghan McElroy, Senior Writer September 9, 2019
Ithaca College received a research grant to establish a STEM scholarship program for low-income and underrepresented students.
There has been a decrease in student history majors at Ithaca College and nationwide. Pearl Ponce, chair of the Department of History, said the increase of STEM courses, the 2008 recession and the misconception of lack of job security in the history field contribute to the decline.

History majors decline at Ithaca College and nationwide

By Sophia Adamucci, Contributing writer September 25, 2016
Student enrollment in the history major at Ithaca College has decreased by more than half in the last five years, following a national trend in the decrease of history majors nationwide.
Yena Seo is a freshman journalism and politics double major. She graduated from the  STEM-oriented Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia.

Commentary: Females face lack of representation in STEM

By Yena Seo April 29, 2015
Females have historically experienced low representation in STEM.

White House hosts third annual Science Fair

By Amanda Hutchinson, Contributing Writer April 24, 2013
Kids today have so many more opportunities than I did in school. I never got to bring my science fair projects down to DC to present to the president. Then again, my projects were pretty terrible: one involved slamming Lego boxes together in the tub to mimic plate tectonics and tsunamis, and the other involved…

Nonprofit proposes extensive science ed reform plan

By Amanda Hutchinson, Contributing Writer April 12, 2013
Several studies by the US Department of Education show that American students are academically behind on STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math – subjects as compared to their peers in Europe and Asia. Personal struggles with the subject become more pronounced when students specialize in college: I have friends in the humanities who loathe…

Editorial: Support the arts in education

By The Ithacan February 7, 2013
While STEM education is critical to building the next generation of American scientists, engineers and mathematicians, leaving arts education behind means sacrificing cultural awareness and shortchanging our education system.
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