Happy 10th anniversary EEB!
Friday, July 01, 2011
On July 1, 2001, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology became an independent department in the College of LSA so today marks our 10th anniversary.
“It has been a tremendously exciting and productive ten years,” said Professor Deborah Goldberg, chair of EEB. During the last 10 years, the department has renewed its faculty (over half of the current faculty were hired during this period), developed a full funding package for graduate students, completely renovated the way we teach introductory biology, started a popular new concentration in EEB, and developed a number of new programs, such as the Frontier’s Masters Program and the Michigan Biology Academy Scholars. “Many of us were initially reluctant to split the Department of Biology into EEB and MCDB because we viewed biology as a very integrated discipline, but we have ended up making huge strides in the disciplines of ecology and evolution, while also retaining a strongly integrated undergraduate program in biology, in cooperation with MCDB,” said Goldberg.