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Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...ially among students and educators, about emerging sciences
and to encourage more students to consider careers...nge (ABC), generated a new interest in the applied sciences
for Merson. "It was my first experience in applying science and that confirmed for me that ...
Climate change plus human pressure caused large mammal extinctions in late Pleistocene
...ues in the study are Paul Koch, professor of earth sciences
at UC Santa Cruz; Scott Wing, a paleobotanist in the Department of Paleobiology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History; UC Berkeley graduate student Alan Shabel; and recent UC Berkeley Ph.D. Bob Feranec, now a post-doctor...
Pack-MULEs are toting a new look at plant evolution
...nal and creative even the most dense and high-tech sciences
can be. Jiang is a native of China who entered science with a personal link to her area of study the genomic sequence of rice. Rice isn't just a plant with a sequenced genome that's comparatively manageable. Rice also has been a strong thread which...
Bush nominates NJIT space explorer Louis Lanzerotti to NSF governing board
...ngineering enterprise by funding research in basic sciences
and engineering. It establishes NSF policies, identifies issues that are critical to NSF's future, approves NSF's strategic budget directions, approves annual budget submissions to the Office of Management and Budget, and approves new programs and m...
HHMI, NIBIB/NIH to invest up to $35 million in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs
... tools and ideas of the physical and computational sciences
and engineering. The Howard Hughes Medical Institu...te training programs that integrate the biomedical sciences
with the physical sciences
and engineering HHMI will award up to 10 three-year grants of as much as...
UMaine anthropologist wins Solon T. Kimball Award
University of Maine anthropology and marine sciences
professor James Acheson has been named the 2004 winner of the American Anthropological Association's Kimball award for effecting change in public policy. Acheson, a cultural anthropologist, author and professor at UMaine since 1968, will receive the...
Secretary of Energy announces seven E.O. Lawrence Award Winners
...sion reactor. Fisch is professor of astrophysical sciences
at Princeton University and associate director for... Korber, a chemist, will be honored in the life sciences
category for her studies delineating the genetic characteristics of the HIV virus and for her develo...
Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior
...rieval. Sandra Rodriguez-Zas, professor of animal sciences
and expert on designing microarray experiments, will pursue technologies to analyze the gene expressions. The experimental users of BeeSpace will be an international community of biologists who study honey bees and related organisms. The education a...
White House to honor UNC School of Medicine scientist for 'early career' achievement
...ool of Public Health's department of environmental sciences
and engineering from 1997 to 2000, received the award in 1999. (He now is a faculty member at Harvard University.)...
Newborns have ear preferences, too
... in the University of Arizona's speech and hearing sciences
department. "There are really no physical differences between right and left ears, although no one's really looked at anatomical differences between right and left brain stems. We think a neural pathway much lower in the brain could be causing the st...
Fossils reveal direct link between global warming and genetic diversity in wildlife
..." said Hadly, an assistant professor of biological sciences
at Stanford. In the study, she and her colleagues conducted a genetic analysis of two species of rodents commonly found in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park the montane vole (Microtus montanus) and the northern pocket gopher (Thomomys talpoides). ...
How do you mend a broken heart?
...of Excellence, specifically intended to bridge the sciences
in cardiovascular research between Europe and the United States....
Rensselaer marks the opening of the center for biotechnology and interdisciplinary studies
...on of engineering and the physical and information sciences
to the life sciences. The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies is a 218,000-square-foot, $100 million facility (including $80 million for construction). With its high-tech laboratories and expansive atrium, it provides a platform fo...
Convulsions in worms mimic epileptic seizures
...tern Program and assistant professor of biological sciences
at the University of Alabama, led a research team ...Kim A. Caldwell, assistant professor of biological sciences
and director of the university's HHMI-sponsored Rural Science Scholars Program; Shelli N. Williams, ...
APS awards more than $140,000 to minority students of physiology
...represented minority students in the physiological sciences
and to encourage their recruitment to responsible positions in academic institutions throughout the United States. In May, APS was honored with the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics, Science and Engineering Mentoring, which in pa...
Naturalists of the Isthmus of Panama
...ibution to our knowledge of the history of natural sciences
in this strategic region of the tropics, but also outlines the early history of STRI and of other outstanding research centers who have worked in Panama such as: the American Museum of Natural History, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Field Museum ...
Meteorites supplied Earth life with phosphorus
...w A. Pasek, a doctoral candidate in UA's planetary sciences
department and Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. But where terrestrial life got its phosphorus has been a mystery, he added. Phosphorus is much rarer in nature than are hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen. Pasek cites recent studies that show there'...
Congress to fund Sequim-based coastal security research effort
... Dick Ecker. Already a recognized leader in marine sciences
research, PNNL established a Coastal Security Institute in 2002 to provide a full set of measurement, assessment and interpretive tools and capabilities to federal, state and local governments and those in the commercial sector charged with the secur...
Testing the fitness of biological clocks
...ty," says Carl H. Johnson, professor of biological sciences
and Kennedy Center investigator who directed the study. "Some people have even suggested that, once invented, these clocks are such a powerful organizational tool that their benefits go beyond responding to external cycles. However, there have been p...
PCB breakdown in rivers depends on sediment-specific bacteria, find Carnegie Mellon U. scientists
...said William Brown, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences
and a principal investigator on the study. "This work tells us that PCB-digesting microbes need to be examined in each contaminated lake or river to understand the fate of PCBs at different sites." Co-investigators on the team include Edwin Minkley...
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