Climate Change Faculty Fellows Aim to Make New University Course ‘A Transformative Experience’ for Students

Deb Reisinger is a humanities professor who studies how language and culture shape public perceptions and national polices on climate refugees. Jennifer Lawson is a pediatrician who’s working to combat the threats climate change poses to the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. Rick Larrick is a social psychologist who’s using his expertise to find … Read more

Russian Academics Aim to Punish Colleagues Who Backed Ukraine Invasion

Some academic researchers in Russia are quietly working to prevent colleagues who have supported their country invasion of Ukraine from being elected to the Russian Academy of Sciences this month. If they succeed, they will deny those who back the war a prized credential that confers prestige in Russian institutions of higher learning. Their campaign … Read more

Minneapolis’ Aim Academy of Science and Technology Selects Discovery Education to Support Science and Social Studies

SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, May 26, 2022)—The Aim Academy of Science and Technology in Minneapolis, MN, today announced it has selected Discovery Education – the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place— to support science and social studies instruction in all grades. In collaboration with Discovery Education, Aim Academy … Read more

Texas A&M Researchers Aim To Accurately Monitor Subsurface Carbon Dioxide Storage

Unsupervised machine-learning methods led to rapid and accurate monitoring and modeling of carbon dioxide movements in a subsurface geological sequestration site. Getty Images Capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground can help combat climate change, but long-term monitoring of the stored CO2 within a geological storage site is difficult using current physics-based methods. Texas … Read more

Crypto mining moratoriums aim to fight fossil fuel use

Cryptocurrency has captured the hearts and minds of an eclectic mix of individuals: entrepreneurs, artists, celebrities, and even criminals. But as crypto booms, so does its carbon footprint. In a first-of-its-kind bill, New York lawmakers are proposing a moratorium on crypto mining, citing its enormous energy consumption as a threat to the state’s environmental and … Read more

Researchers aim to improve stroke recovery with new granular biomaterials – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Hundreds of thousands of people each year are living with the long-term impacts caused by strokes – including partial paralysis, cognitive difficulties and persistent pain – with no consistently effective treatment options for improving their … Read more