Take a break for lunch and nourish your brain with the latest in scientific discussions, presented by experts at Jefferson Lab. The second season of the lab’s summer series, Bite-Size Science, is now underway. The Bite-Size Science lunchtime lecture series features half-hour, live-streamed presentations on lab-related science, engineering and technology topics and presented by leaders in their fields. The presentations are tailored to non-scientists and are brief, free, and feature a chat feature for Q&A with the presenters.
TEAM-UP Together announces the launch of a multimillion-dollar scholarship program focused on rolling back underrepresentation of African American students in physics and astronomy over the next five years. The program will provide financial assistance to those students to help them achieve their bachelor’s degrees and the awards of up to $10,000 per student per school year aim to reduce the financial barriers preventing many Black students from completing their undergraduate degree programs in physics and astronomy.
Biologists have discovered an aberrant protein that’s deadly to bacteria. The discovery could help scientists unravel the lethal mechanism of certain antibiotics—and potentially point the way to future antibacterial drugs.
In Triceratops Traits, students work alongside paleontologists to solve an evolutionary mystery by analyzing and interpreting data from the fossil record under the premise that natural laws have operated the same throughout the history of life on Earth to fit 7th grade learning standards in Utah and 6th-8th grades around the U.S.
The American Institute of Physics and the National Society of Black Physicists are pleased to announce that physicist Serena Eley is the recipient of the 2021 Joseph A. Johnson III Award for Excellence. The award, now in its second year, is given by AIP and NSBP in recognition of an early career scientist who exemplifies the values of Joseph A. Johnson, a renowned experimental physicist, impactful mentor, and founder of NSBP.
SEATTLE — Nov. 2, 2021 — Below are summaries of recent Fred Hutch research findings and other news.
PPPL physicist Erik Gilson, a long-time Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship mentor, joins U.S. Secretary of Energy Jannifer Grandholm and other mentors and former interns on a panel discussion about the U.S. Department of Energy’s internship programs
This new program will allow undergraduates to conduct research in a wide range of plasma physics topics, including fusion energy, general plasma science, astrophysical plasmas, and accelerator physics.
Two local teams will go to the National Science Bowl after PPPL hosted a virtual version of the New Jersey Regional Science Bowl for high school and middle school students.
Article describes a discovery on the legendary Arecibo Observatory, which collapsed Dec. 1, that brought a PPPL physicist a Nobel Prize.
Students attending the third annual graduate summer school at PPPL gathered virtually, due to travel restrictions, to get a broad overview of the field of plasma physics.
“Now, more than ever, with so many kids being at home, they need fun, hands-on scientific activities,” says Jason Benedict, contest founder, dad, and an associate professor of chemistry in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.
Summer is usually the time when student interns flock to PPPL to learn about fusion and plasma physics at a national laboratory. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s students participated virtually from their homes around the country.
A dozen undergraduate students spent the afternoon doing experiments aimed at teaching them some fundamentals about electromagnets through PPPL’s Undergraduate Workshop in Plasma Physics.
Reducing the barriers preventing everyone from exploring the science behind biomolecular interactions and structures is the goal of molecular storytelling, a combination of visual and interactive methods used to explain the complex subject of structural biology. Through a 20-year partnership with the RCSB Protein Data Bank, researcher David Goodsell and a team of scientists have developed the Molecule of the Month series, which uses visual and interactive storytelling as an educational bridge for a wide audience of students, educators and the public.
The educators will develop clusters of items to be used on the Illinois Science Assessment, or ISA, the state’s annual science test administered to students enrolled in a public school district in grades 5, 8 and 11.
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s internship program this summer has gone virtual with 47 interns working on research projects from home.
Profile of recipient of five-year NSF award to study the evolution of astrophysical magnetic fields and establish a summer school to attract women and underrepresented minorities to plasma physics.
The Rural Summer Science Camp typically invites participants from rural school districts across Wisconsin to a weeklong camp at the Morgridge Institute for Research. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Rural Summer Science Camp is celebrating a new milestone: an entirely digital experience.
The American Institute of Physics is pleased to announce that a $200,000 grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation will fund workshops to help reach the goal of doubling the number of African American physics and astronomy undergraduate degree recipients by the year 2030. AIP’s hosting these workshops is an important next step in implementing evidence-based recommendations from AIP’s expert report produced by The National Task Force to Elevate African American Representation in Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy, also known as TEAM-UP.
A study led by the University of Rhode Island has found that preschool children who interacted with multimedia learning materials created for the PBS KIDS show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!™ provided opportunities to learn about science for all participating children.
The Acoustical Society of America is calling on U.S. students to submit acoustics-related art and lyrics as part of the International Year of Sound 2020 celebration. K-12 students across the U.S. can participate in an international competition for primary, middle and secondary students from all over the world. It is also an opportunity to include an element of STEM education for so many students in need of enriching curriculum while being away from school due to coronavirus concerns.
The new degree is the campus’ latest effort in an ongoing mission of providing competitive academic and research opportunities at one of the most reasonable prices for a U.S. top tier university.
William Robertson, Ph.D., professor of teacher education, has written a 24-page “graphic novel,” or comic book, to give teachers another tool to demonstrate principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Each week, researchers with Rutgers ENIGMA teach astrobiology lessons to children in grades four through eight at McKinley Community School and Greater New Brunswick Charter School. Astrobiology is a relatively new interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand whether life arose elsewhere and whether we can detect it.