2005 News Articles-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Senior biological sciences major Rachel Gougian presents "Charles Darwin's Impact on Science and Society" exhibit at Posner Center

Senior biological sciences major Rachel Gougian presents "Charles Darwin's Impact on Science and Society" exhibit at Posner Center*** Opening reception, Friday, September 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome. ***

Remarks at 6:30 p.m. by the Dean of University Libraries Gloriana St. Clair, Executive Director of the Posner Fine Arts Foundation Anne Molloy, and Summer 2005 Posner Intern Rachel Gougian.

Rachel Gougian is a senior biological sciences major in the Mellon College of Science. She sought and earned the opportunity to do individual research in the Posner Memorial Collection as intern sponsored by the Posner Fine Arts Foundation. She enjoyed the flexibility of creating this exhibit, as it allowed her to continue another undergraduate research project and also manage time for weekend travel. After her final year at Carnegie Mellon, her future plans include a graduate degree in pharmacy.

"I learned a lot while researching these rare books. As a biology major, I’ve had most of my classes focus on pure science, so making this exhibit was a bit different. It allowed me to understand and appreciate the impact that scientists like Darwin, Mendel and other early geneticists have had for contemporary research and discovery."

---Cindy Carroll, University Libraries