Welcome to the Department of Science at Concordia University
Mission of the Department:
The mission of the Science Department at Concordia University, St. Paul is to mentor students as they prepare for their vocation, become informed citizens, care for God's creation, and achieve academic excellence through scientific inquiry.
2010 Outstanding Service in Science Award
Andrew (Andy) Fields accepted the 2010 Outstanding Service in Science award from Dr. Mary Bland and Dr. Shellie Kieke. Andy is a biology major and an environmental science minor. He served as the lead lab assistant and secretary of the Tetra Delta science club. In appreciation of his service, Andy was given a copy of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson and a Target gift card.
Chemistry on the Road
Chemistry Major Ted Thuening and Dr. Jessica Allen share their love of chemistry with a local school.
Congratulations to Dr. Dale Trapp, Ramsey Conservation District Outstanding Conservationist of the Year!
Dr. Dale Trapp is an Earth Sciences professor in the Department of Physical Sciences at Concordia University, St. Paul. He and his students have volunteered their time to maintain and improve a demonstration water quality protection project in St. Paul's Lake Phalen Regional Park. The project, a three-celled storm sewer retro-fit rainwater garden that was designed by and built with funding from the Ramsey Conservation District, treats impervious surface runoff previously draining directly into Phalen Lake.
Since July of 2006, Dr. Trapp and his students have contributed well over 100 volunteer hours removing invasive weed species from the rainwater gardens and planted 1000 supplemental native plant species "plugs" in June 2007. To date, this effort has saved the City of St. Paul nearly $2,000.00 in maintenance cost and has had the added benefits of introducing students/future conservationists to the science and technology of bio-infiltration water conservation practices and creating a partnership between Concordia University and the District.
Rachel Miller, Alyssa Hemingway, Dr. Dale Trapp
Please refer to the links in the right-hand column to learn more about our programs.