Western News – Science grad and rugby player makes pitch for other student-athletes

By the time Cailyn McKay was in her senior year in high school and most of her friends were looking at post-secondary schools, she still had no idea what she wanted to pursue. Even when she started her first year at Western in the medical sciences program, she quickly realized that was not her passion. … Read more

Science Grad Awarded Fellowship for Doctoral Studies in Marine Biology

Biological science graduate Leeza-Marie Rodriguez poses outside of Dan Black Hall science laboratory. After marine biology student Leeza-Marie Rodriguez graduates from Cal State Fullerton this week, she will be the first in her family to earn a college degree – and the first to be accepted into a doctoral program. … Read more

Applied Science – School of Earth & Environment grad sees future in disaster mitigation | Rowan Today

Her career aspirations are the stuff of which movies are made. Mairen Flanagan, who graduated from Rowan University in December, applied for a NASA internship “on a complete lark” and landed the work experience of a lifetime. Working virtually at NASA’s headquarters in Washington from her home in Point Pleasant, Flanagan did so well in … Read more

Political Science Grad Prepared for Life Beyond Politics

As the Class of 2022 prepares for Commencement, May 6–7, The College Today will highlight how some of our graduating seniors spent their time at CofC, and what the future holds. Honors College student Zachary Kronsberg says his fascination with politics started at an early age. How early? The third grade. That’s when he decided … Read more

‘New Hot Air’ Is a Grad Slam Dunk

Watch the complete program above. Alice Dien’s winning presentation comes on at the 37:30 mark. Photography by Karin Higgins / UC Davis Biological systems engineering Ph.D. student Alice Dien won the 2022 UC Davis Grad Slam with her 2-minute, 54-second presentation on her research into a new, sustainable way of drying food, “Cooling Down With … Read more

MIT biology professor accused of sexually harassing grad student resigns

A prominent Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) biology professor and researcher has resigned after the university launched an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and threatened to revoke his tenure. Dr. David Sabatini, 54, stepped down on Friday after MIT’s provost, dean of science and Biology department head concluded that his resignation would be the … Read more

UA grad students help Springdale kids prepare for science fair

On the web The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at the University of Arkansas is accepting 10 more students. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/23zk9ab3. A new scholarship at the University of Arkansas is giving future science and math teachers a head start in their careers as they mentor middle school and junior … Read more

US News ranks School of Earth and Space Exploration No. 12 for earth science grad program

March 29, 2022 Master’s degree program in homeland security in Watts College tied for the top spot in the country Arizona State University has 13 graduate degree programs that rank in the top 10 nationwide – including one that is ranked No. 1, according to new rankings just released by US News & World Report. … Read more

Exercise Science Program Prepared Grad for Career in Athletic Training, Medical Sales

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 24, 2022) – As a kinesiology-exercise science student at the University of Kentucky, Mike Purcell, ’99, dreamed of a career as an athletic trainer (ATC) in Division I athletics. His career goal was fulfilled soon after graduation, and it opened doors to a whole new set of opportunities. Purcell is currently a … Read more

The many scientific pursuits of University of Minnesota grad Laura Linton

Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society Laura Linton, ca. 1896. In 1879, scientists at the University of Minnesota asked chemistry student Laura Linton to analyze rock samples that had been collected along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Her research identified a previously unknown mineral, which her professors named “lintonite” in recognition of her work. … Read more