Patricia Lang: Bringing Needed Diversity into STEM Research

Kicking down walls is Patricia Lang’s specialty—figuratively, at least. She was among the first female scientists at Ball State. Now, her mission is to recruit and retain minority students in STEM programs.

Chemistry Alumnus Does Big Research on a Small Scale

When Jeffrey Dick, ’13, was in third grade, he made a sketch of himself as an explorer, wearing an Indiana Jones hat and cutting through the lush jungle in search of things not yet discovered. These days, Dick dons a pair of safety goggles in place of a fedora and wields sophisticated analytical and statistical […]

A Catalyst for Science: Trailblazing Chemistry Prof Park Wiseman Turns 100

Park Wiseman arrived at Ball State in 1947 expecting to spend a year there, maybe two. After all, Wiseman was a chemist with a doctoral degree, while Ball State Teachers College (as the University was known at that time) held only a marginal interest in science. The institution focused almost entirely on preparing educators for the […]

Chalk in Hand, Professor Hones the Art of Teaching Biochemistry

Students and colleagues praise the 2016 Outstanding Teaching Award winner for his ability to convey complex ideas and relate them to everyday life.