About the Biology Department

Biology at Roanoke College has a long history within the college dating back to the 1880s when the first B.S. degrees were awarded.   To guide our current and future students, we have defined a departmental mission statement.
 
Barrett studies shipwrecks for National Geographic

Barrett studies shipwrecks for National Geographic

Michael Barrett '04 began researching the effect of shipwrecks on the environment during a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia. Three years later, he became the youngest person to ever receive a National Geographic grant to continue his work.

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