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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...ch has shown that the interest of many students in science
starts to wane in about Grade 6, said Mark Lievone... spark to students who might be inclined to pursue science
as a career to create a high-level, real world experience with access to first class equipment and ...
Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance
...edical students, practicing engineers, high school science
teachers and computer programmers, as well as those embarking on the pursuit of graduate degrees. "I graduated from the University of Houston in May 2004 and am now a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania," said Joshua Udoetuk,...
Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories
...ho is co-PI on LOOKING and a professor of computer science
and engineering at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering. "The dedicated lightpaths will also permit super-fast, interactive control of ocean-going instruments along with real-time access to the data from those instruments." Given LOOKING's focus on to...
EMBO Gold Medal 2004 goes to Spanish scientist
... I hope my achievement will inspire other women in science
to persevere in their career." Frank Gannon, Executive Director of EMBO said: "EMBO is about advancing the biosciences in Europe. This means maintaining quality and momentum in research. One way of doing this is to put a spotlight on the best molecul...
Researchers find color sensitive atomic switch in bacteria
...e Biology. "One of the key frontiers of biomedical science
in the genomic era is the crucial role of cell membranes in normal cell function and disease states," said Spudich, who holds the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry and is a professor in the UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. ...
Gladstone investigator Mike McCune wins prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award
...or research that is relevant to the NIH mission of science
in pursuit of knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems. McCune will use the funds to further his research into the mechanisms by which HIV causes immunodeficiency, with an eye toward understanding immune responses that might preve...
AAAS US Presidential Candidates' Forum
... for the U.S. presidency and the general public as science
and technology issues increasingly motivate major ...hn Kerry will discuss their plans and policies for science
and technology. Former House Science Committee Chairman Bob Walker will represent the Bush campaign....
Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution
... money, yet in the Sept. 30 edition of the British science
journal Nature, the article explores some surprisi...on in plants" may sound like a western lost in the science
fiction section, but it elevates a little-considered group of elements in the genome sequence to pot...
UT Southwestern biochemist honored with NIH Director's Pioneer Award
...witch genes on and off. "There is nothing about science
that captivates me more than the sheer joy of adventure," said Dr. McKnight, who holds the Sam G. Winstead and F. Andrew Bell Distinguished Chair in Biochemistry and the Distinguished Chair in Basic Biomedical Research. "To be judged by my peers as a...
Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative
...ffort is William G. Helferich, a professor of food science
and human nutrition, whose research has shown that high levels of the isoflavone genistein promote the growth of cancerous cells in animal models representative of postmenopausal women with estrogen-dependent breast cancer. "Under the grant, thre...
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
... "ASU's expertise in climate science, water usage, science
and technology policy, and our studies on the effe...ping and applying sophisticated models of decision science
to water allocation and use; engaging the community in discussions about priorities related to wate...
4 October press briefing to focus on minority recruitment to science and engineering programs
...lly defensible options for protecting diversity in science
and engineering programs. The report, Standing Our...Lisagor Room, by AAAS, the world's largest general science
society, and NACME, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. Details will remain u...
... need for chemotherapy. These ideas may today seem science
fiction, but to dismiss them too readily would be foolish. The risks and benefits must be carefully addressed to yield useful and safe technologies, but it has been accomplished before, and will be again."...
Far more men than women favor routine paternity testing at birth
...en to 733 adults, 655 of them students enrolled in science
classes at the UW or at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash. Of those responding, 294 were men and 439 were women. To broaden the range of ages and backgrounds, surveys also were completed by 78 adults outside a Washington state driver's l...
Bush nominates NJIT space explorer Louis Lanzerotti to NSF governing board
...med on the basis of their distinguished service in science
and engineering research. They will fill six-year-...has twice recognized Lanzerotti's contributions to science
with the agency's Distinguished Scientific Achievement Medal. He has also received the NASA Disting...
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...nthusiasm that, when combined with his outstanding science
and generous, collaborative attitude, translates i...aria finding in the new on-line, freely accessible science
journal Public Library of Science Biology. "Malaria is the number one killer in the T...
HHMI, NIBIB/NIH to invest up to $35 million in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs
As biomedical science
becomes more interdisciplinary, research progress will depend on contributions from life scientists who are familiar with the tools and ideas of the physical and computational sciences and engineering. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and t...
Atacama rover helps NASA learn to search for life on Mars
...in California's Silicon Valley. She is the project science
lead and co-investigator on the "Life in the Ataca... robotic platform," Cabrol said. "These robots and science
payloads will be a wonderful precursor to human exploration and excellent 'astronaut/astrobiology as...
Hidden diversity: DNA 'barcoding' reveals a common butterfly is actually 10 different species
...rainforests. While the "species" has been known to science
since 1775, only now has examination of a small and standardized signature piece of the genome a technique called DNA barcoding shown that this "species" is really an amalgam of a number of genetically distinct lineages, each with different caterpi...
Conference at UH opens doors for new scientists, engineers
...edical students, practicing engineers, high school science
teachers, computer programmers and middle school counselors, as well as those embarking on the pursuit of graduate degrees that range from applied mathematics to political social work. Conference speakers are Jaime Borras, vice president and tec...
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