Dana Scholars

Dana Scholars

Dana Scholars

The Dana Scholars Program, made possible by the Charles A. Dana Foundation, acknowledges students who display academic potential, good character, integrity, and leadership ability through contributions both inside and outside of the classroom.

Mission Statement
The Dana Program offers outstanding, intellectually versatile students an opportunity to belong to a community of scholars that promotes engaged citizenship and leadership, fosters conversations across disciplines, and pursues rigorous academic inquiry. Each Dana scholar can major in any academic department or program. Over the course of four years, Dana scholars participate in shared seminars, independent research projects, and unique internship experiences. All Dana seniors engage in collaborative research projects on issues of public concern and interest.



Great Teachers, Great Courses

For many students, the course in Documentary Research is their first foray into making media.
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Great Teachers, Great Courses...

Students in Jeremy Teissére's 'Mind and Brain' course have quite a challenge - can the experience of consciousness be narrowed down to 100 billion neurons?
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Dr. Roland Kushner knows that management skills can't be taught in a vacuum.
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Professor Dan Wilson’s students don’t just read about history; they learn from those who lived it.
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What insights can worms provide about tissue and organ systems in the human body?
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For many students in Dr. Douglas Ovens' class, this is their first musical experience at Muhlenberg.
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Dr. Niesenbaum's Field Biology and Plant Ecology class is just one of many to use the 63-acre Graver Arboretum.
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Dr. Amy Hark wants her students to look beyond the classroom and see the impact the subjects they are studying have in the wider world.
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Students in Dr. George Benjamin’s class are mastering more than basic computer science skills. They’re learning about programming and robotics by focusing on problem sets.
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Dr. Daniel Doviak, assistant professor of philosophy at Muhlenberg College, invites his environmental philosophy students to study the relationship between humanity and the world they occupy.
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