Departmental Tutoring Program

A centralized tutoring program aimed at students enrolled in BIOL 120 (Introduction to Cell Biology) and BIOL 122 (Organisms and Their Environment).  The program is funded by and administered in conjunction with Sagan Academic Resource Center.

BOMI Student Board

We are a group of BOMI majors, minors, and interested students that come together at least once a month to plan and implement events, organize and hold fundraisers, and to build a community within the BOMI department. The events we conduct are created to help BOMI majors, minors, and interested students meet and interact with fellow majors and BOMI faculty/staff. Money collected through fundraising helps students attend various academic conferences, assists in paying for events, and allows the BOMI Board to donate to science programs at high poverty elementary, middle, and high schools. We also conduct faculty evaluations and play a key role in the hiring of new BOMI professors.

The BOMI Board is a great way to get involved in the department and to meet people with similar majors and interests! If you are interested, feel free to contact any BOMI Board officers or any BOMI faculty member and they will help you get connected! Also, majors, minors, interested students, and BOMI alumni are invited to check the BOMI Facebook page for more information about upcoming BOMI events and department news, and to become members of the OWU-Biological Sciences group on LinkedIn.

BOMI Yearly Events

  • BOMI Halloween Party ("BOO-MI Ball")
  • Winter Holiday Lunch
  • Plant Sale fundraiser
  • Decorate-A-Cookie fundraiser
  • BOMI Banquet - highlighting botany & microbiology in food and beverages
  • Spring End-of-Year Picnic

Student Travel

Delanie Baker (Microbiology, '19): Iceland (2018) - Theory-to-Practice grant: Investigating the Prevalence of Megaviruses in Iceland.

Jemil Ahmed (Biology, '17) & Yuxiao Tan (Microbiology, '17): Chicago, IL (2017) - Small Grant Program: American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Annual Meeting.

Cindy Huynh (Genetics, '19): New Zealand (2017) - Theory-to-Practice grant: Maternal Methamphetamine Use and Psychiatric Disorders on Infant Mental Health.

Jocelyne Muñoz (Microbiology, '17): Tanzania (2015) - Theory-to-Practice grant: Uncovering the Culture and Health Care Complexities of the Maasai People.

Nathan Madonich (Botany, '16): Italy (2015) - Theory-to-Practice grant: Exploration of the Structure, Dynamics, and Impact on Quality of Life of Selected Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) in Italy and the United States.

Travel-Learning Courses in BOMI:

     Tropical Biology (BIOL 255)

     Plant Responses to Global Change (BOMI 355)

Botany & Microbiology Department Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015

P 740-368-3907
F 740-368-3999

Department Contact

Chair: Chris Wolverton
Professor of Botany-Microbiology
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 333

Academic Assistant: Judy Arlington
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 201