Sarah Bodbyl Roels

Sarah is a biologist and faculty developer with expertise in the areas of evolutionary biology, scientific communication, and educational development. She earned her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas studying plant mating system evolution. Sarah's recent projects include three diverse NSF-funded initiatives: GK-12 BioEnergy SusTainability (science communication and graduate student professional development), Carbon TIME (grades 6–12 biological science literacy and teacher education)ELeVATE Energy (grades 6–8 physical science literacy and teacher education)At Mines, Sarah works with university faculty to improve teaching practices and achieve classroom learning goals. Sarah passionately explores the relationship between science and faith and appreciates opportunities to learn from others and share her experiences as a Christian evolutionary biologist. Aside from scholarly pursuits, you might find Sarah bird watching, hiking with her husband and dog, fishing, running, or riding her horse.

  • Five Amazing Creatures in God's Creation

    | Sarah Bodbyl Roels
    Blog Post
    Five Amazing Creatures in God's Creation | Sarah Bodbyl Roels

    The beauty of God's creation can be glimpsed in some of the wonderful creatures that inhabit it. Read More >

    Basics
  • Scientists Find Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber

    | Sarah Bodbyl Roels
    Blog Post
    Scientists Find Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber | Sarah Bodbyl Roels

    In December 2016, a special tuft of feathers were found in a piece of amber. This stunning discovery provides more evidence of an evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs. Read More >

    Going Deeper