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Since 1929, the College of Arts and Sciences at BGSU has offered innovative and engaging academic programs to the students at Bowling Green State University, educating young leaders through a rich liberal arts curriculum and offering areas of study in the sciences that take you from the depths of the Great Lakes to the farthest corners of the universe.  All of our programs feature advanced equipment for research and learning.

Although we're BGSU's largest college, we pride ourselves on the personal attention we afford students. The College advising staff is available to help undecided students determine the major that's right for them, explore career options, schedule classes, and plan ahead so they can graduate on time. Faculty advisors in each of our departments are also available to advise their majors about internships, co-ops, courses, graduate school, and careers as well as talk to them about their long-range aspirations and immediate concerns.

USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN REMOTE-SENSING SCIENCE

USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN REMOTE-SENSING SCIENCE

Dr. Anita Simic, a geology faculty member in the School of Earth, Environment, and Society, is a firm believer in engaging her students in scientific exploration. And for her there is no better way to demonstrate the power of science than to explore the concept of remote sensing using a drone.

Simic, who is ready to officially pilot an FAA-approved drone, said she is excited to connect the concept of using cutting-edge technology to advance science, specifically in remote sensing, her field of expertise.

Throughout the summer, she learned the regulations and the techniques to operate a drone for use in water and land monitoring using remote-sensing technologies. Read More

BRADSHAW FELLOWSHIP TURNS LENS ON GERMAN DEMOCRACY, HISTORY

BRADSHAW FELLOWSHIP TURNS LENS ON GERMAN DEMOCRACY, HISTORY

Dr. Kathy Bradshaw, Department of Journalism and Public Relations, left the United States for Germany in June as the U.S. was gearing up for a major expression of its democracy, the conventions where each political party chooses its nominee for president.

She arrived in Germany at a portentous moment there as well, when the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union was looming and Germany was absorbed in integrating the more than 1 million Syrian and other refugees it had accepted into its society. She found some striking differences in the way each country conceived of its democracy and how each puts it into practice, she said. Read More

Path of Destruction

Path of Destruction

Drs. Allen Rogel and Kate Dellenbusch, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy , are normally found studying the stars. But this year they are bringing their sights down to earth to help forensic investigators solve crimes. The two are working with Gary Wilgus, special agent supervisor with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, to learn how bullets striking glass at an angle are deflected.

“The idea for the study sprang from an actual homicide investigation where bullets were fired through double pane window glass, which is found in about 99 percent of residential buildings,” Wilgus said. “We know that there’s a significant deflection when shots are fired through glass or drywall or other substrates, but no one had studied it. Our quest is to see how accurately we can place the general location of the shooter based on the data from this study.”
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