Biological and Chemical Sciences

Numerous other examples of creative learning and teaching through action abound within the Roberts community. Our Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences has developed a relationship with the Au Sable Institute in Michigan to provide environmental learning experiences for Roberts students during the summer. This institute is one of the leading Christian environmental organizations in the world. Many of our faculty and staff also dedicate their time and energy to furthering real-world application of academic learning through hands-on service both nationally and internationally.

For example, when those impacted by the tragic events of 9/11 (and, more recently, Hurricane Sandy) were in need of mental health and trauma response services, college faculty traveled to New York City as active partners in the response. Closer to home, faculty and students are jointly exploring new, evidence-based, trauma-informed approaches to addressing the needs of military families dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and domestic violence. This cross-disciplinary melding of social work and behavioral health is part of a nationally significant, federally funded pilot in partnership with several other select Upstate New York colleges and universities.