The mission of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences is to provide students with a high quality education in the natural sciences, and to advance scientific knowledge and improve society through teaching, research and engagement, thereby contributing to the mission of Duquesne University by serving God by serving students.
The impact of your gift
In the Bayer School, we educate our students so that they can contribute to scientific advancement as they prepare for exciting and rewarding careers in environmental and forensic sciences, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.
Participation in nationally funded research projects and academic and career guidance from dedicated faculty mentors offer students of the Bayer School a comprehensive, individualized educational experience.
This is done through our:
- Undergraduate Research
- Community Engaged Programs
- Groundbreaking Academic Programs
- Partnerships with Pittsburgh’s Scientific Community
Click here to read more about our strategic priorities.
How were the 2019 gifts used?
Day of Giving gifts are earmarked to support student research via the purchase of needed research supplies, funding students to present their research at national and international conferences, and funding student-led, science-based community engagement initiatives. For spring, summer and fall 2019, Day of Giving gifts were used to support:
- Sigma Science – A student led program where Bayer School students provide hands-on science experiences for K-12 students from economically disadvantaged areas in Pittsburgh.
- Supporting student travel to present student research at the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) national meeting.
- Supporting student travel to attend and present at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).
- Supporting the student-led the environmental awareness event titled “Waste is Wack.”
- Providing support for students to attend and present at the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists meeting (NEAFS), where two of the students received research fellowships awards from NEAFS.
- Supported student travel to attend and present at the National Society of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers conference.
- Provided support for student participation in the University of Georgia’s Conservation Medicine Workshop.
- Provided funds for a student to take a specialized summer course, not offered at Duquesne, in “Migratory Birds” offered at George Mason University in suburban Washington, D.C.
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Please donate to the Bayer School on 2.20.20
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