Group hike to Chimney Rock

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    Mud snail collection field trip

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    Looking at CRISPR-Cas system in Salmonella

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    Exploring nuclear structure

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    Gold nanoparticles

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    Investigating a field site in Panama

What is X-SIG?

The Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute at Gettysburg College (X-SIG) was established to help our community of students be research ready, research active and research connected. The X-SIG oversees a set of initiatives designed to equip our students with the skills necessary for modern research, preparing them to integrate multiple disciplines in order to answer science’s most pressing questions. Specifically, the Cross Disciplinary Science Institute:

HHMIX-SIG was inaugurated in Fall 2012, with support from a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through their Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education program. Continued support for the X-SIG program is provided by Dickson, Kolbe, Albaugh, Alberte, and Peterson funds. Prof. Shelli Frey (Chemistry) is the X-SIG coordinator. X-SIG Board members are Véronique Delesalle (Biology), Wendy Piniak (Environmental Studies), Josef Brandauer (Health Sciences), and Kurt Andresen (Physics).

Science House

The Science House is organized around the common intellectual interests of its residents and provides a common space for connecting ideas outside the classroom, and hosting visiting lecturers and researchers.

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Contact information

Email: xsig@gettysburg.edu

Summer Research

HHMI Summer ResearchFellowships to support Gettysburg students in summer research with faculty members in Division III (biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, health sciences, math, physics, and psychology) are available by competitive application to the X-SIG Board.

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