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Bull's-eye -- Programs targeting math, science teacher shortage may get boost

..., a student works with mentors in the district and teaches a couple of lesson plans, he said. People who want to teach want to teach now. Their passion starts to wane if they have to wait four years. Susan Williams, an associate professor holding joint appointments in UHs education and NSM colleges, is...

Turning the tables in chemistry

...the chance to get hooked on science. Anyone who teaches an introductory science course at one of this countrys elite universities is familiar with the sea of white faces he or she encounters, and the tendency of that ocean to whiten even more as the semester progresses and as one moves up the ladder of co...

UC Irvine awarded $3.9 million to upgrade stem cell research facilities, training

...y Human Embryonic Stem Cell Techniques Course that teaches methods for cultivating, handling and differentiating human embryonic stem cells. The course is well-attended, drawing students from UCI and UC Riverside. We are delighted that CIRM recognized the strength of our training program and the efforts of...

Researcher focuses on pros, cons of antioxidants from fruits and vegetables

...lunteers." In addition to her research, Talcott teaches a class on "Special Topics in Phytochemicals of Fruits and Vegetables" for students who are majoring in nutrition and food science. Many of the students are planning to enter medical or pharmacy school, she added. "It is my goal to give students a...

NAS announces Virtual Symposium on Visual Culture and Bioscience

...ely to the intersection of art and genetics. Anker teaches art history and theory at the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she is chair and editor of ArtLab23. She is also the host of BioBlurb on WPS1 Art Radio. This event is made possible through the generous support of Ralph S. OConnor and the...

JCI table of contents -- February 22, 2006

...g/article.php?id=28253 PHYSIOLOGY: Adenosine teaches the lungs to cope with low levels of oxygen Hypoxia, which is defined as a shortage of oxygen, can occur throughout the body (e.g., at high altitude) or within a specific organ or tissue of the body (e.g., due to blockage of a blood vessel, which ...

Scientific literacy happens -- when students think for themselves

...d a major role in revamping the way the university teaches its introductory-level biology courses. For one, we got away from the cookbook method of teaching concepts of biology in a lab course, he said. Instead, many of those classes now include real experiments that leave room for additional inquiry. Th...

Winners of the 2006 AAAS Science Journalism Awards

...ry Knudson, a freelance editor and writer who also teaches science writing at Johns Hopkins University. Neil Munro of the National Journal called the site "a very promising example of what the Web can become easy to read and understand, short enough to be attractive." Larisa Epatko, news editor at the Onl...

Free public events at the 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting

...ore National Laboratory and Caltech. At Harvard he teaches both in the Kennedy School of Government where he directs the Program on Science, Technology and Public Policy and in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. His work has focused on energy technology and policy, global environmental change,...

Researcher receives grant to study creativity in the response to two terrorist attacks

...ine situations," Mendona said. "History repeatedly teaches us that both effective planning and an ability to improvise are needed in emergency response." Mendona, who is the lead investigator on the project, is working with two sociologistsGary Webb of Oklahoma State University and Carter Butts of Univers...

Scientists identify 'missing link' in process leading to Alzheimer's disease

...ready incorporated the U.Va. study into classes he teaches on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and dementia....

Honey bee researcher wins National Research Initiative Discovery Award

...generating responses in, certain animals. Pankiw teaches a course on honey bee biology in the department of entomology at Texas A&M. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in plant science and entomology from the University of Manitoba and a doctorate in biology from Simon Fraser University in Britis...

UCR researchers examine how some invasive plants gain a foothold

...ife Service's Sacramento office. Karen Goodell now teaches at Ohio State University. The experiment involved population groups ranging in size from two to 20 plants and was carried out at UCR's Agricultural Experiment Station. The experiment examined whether a biological phenomenon known as the Allee effe...

Sea urchin genome suprisingly similar to man and may hold key to cures

... into human immunity to diseases. Calestani, who teaches genetics at UCF, worked with Davidson at Caltech before arriving at UCF....

NJIT women scientists and engineers use new information technologies to tackle isolation on campus

... associate professor in the humanities department, teaches courses in gender and technology, science fiction and computer-mediated collaborative writing. She has chaired NJITs Committee on Womens Issues and is the author of NJITs 2005 Status of Women Faculty report. Steffen-Fluhrs research explores the re...

'The Last Great Wilderness'

...studies in UAF's College of Liberal Arts, where he teaches courses on environmental psychology and wilderness management....

Winners of the 2006 AAAS Science Journalism Awards

...ry Knudson, a freelance editor and writer who also teaches science writing at Johns Hopkins University. Neil Munro of the National Journal called the site "a very promising example of what the Web can become -- easy to read and understand, short enough to be attractive." Larisa Epatko, news editor at the O...

Women's math performance affected by theories on sex differences: UBC researchers

...lfilling prophecies," says Assoc. Prof. Heine, who teaches in the Dept. of Psychology. "But experiential theories may allow a woman to say this stereotype doesn't apply to me," says Heine. Between 2003 and 2006, Dar-Nimrod and Heine conducted their research with more than 220 female participants. Their stu...

New dwarf buffalo discovered by chance in the Philippines

... distantly related. The new species, B. cebuensis, teaches scientists a great deal about the entire buffalo genus. Its discovery on Cebu--in combination with the occurrence of the rare tamaraw on Mindoro and a report of fossil teeth potentially referable to Bubalus on Luzon--indicates that this genus might h...

JCI table of contents: Oct. 12, 2006

.../article.php?id=28598 IMMUNOLOGY NF-kappaB2 teaches tolerance The immune system is designed to recognize millions of different proteins so that infectious agents do not slip through its defenses. However, this means that some components of the immune system recognize proteins that belong to the bod...

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(Date:4/15/2014)... The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) ... who have been awarded prestigious Heineken Prizes (one million ... the Heineken Prizes for their great merits to science. ... first Heineken Prize, awarded to the Austrian-American chemist Erwin ... this year,s Heineken Prizes to the following laureates: ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... that the genetic code is far more complex ... building blocks adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine, numerous ... assume that the newly discovered nucleic acid modifications ... extends and complements the genetic code. "The new ... standard alphabet," explained Professor Mark Helm of the ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... April 15, 2014 New research, partially funded by ... Federation, shows that consumers can improve their diets simply ... their daily meals. , In a ... and Nutrition Sciences , lead author Theresa Nicklas, DrPH, ... and Nutrition Examination Survey datasets from 2005-2010 and evaluated ...
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