Berry College Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Study Inequalities in Science

Berry College Assistant Professor of Data Analytics Thema Monroe-White recently received a $ 405,000 National Science Foundation grant to investigate how structural racism harms science. Monroe-White, who has a Ph.D. in science, technology and innovation policy from Georgia Institute of Technology, is principal investigator of the project. She is joined in this research by Cassidy … Read more

When National Policy Stalled, This Community Took Climate Action Into Its Own Hands

When National Policy Stalled, This Community Took Climate Action Into Its Own Hands “Once-in-a-lifetime” storms, wildfires, and heatwave events are happening more frequently, and areas like Whatcom County — located in the northwest corner of Washington State — have begun to feel the effects already. In 2021, severe flooding displaced 500 county residents, heatwaves killed … Read more

May ushers in new season of geoscience field work in Yellowstone National Park

May is an exciting time for geologists when it comes to Yellowstone – by that month, enough snow has usually melted to allow for the start of field work. And the field season typically lasts until October or November. Last week, Yellowstone Volcano Observatory scientists kicked off the field season with several projects. Geophysicists installed … Read more

Announcements | NSF – National Science Foundation

Announcement 2022 EPSCoR RII Track-1 awardees to build more adaptive and resilient research infrastructure for next-generation technology development NSF EPSCoR advances geographic diversity in STEM by funding research infrastructure improvement projects in 28 eligible jurisdictions. Credit: Nicolle Fuller, Sayo Studios May 17, 2022 A robust research infrastructure that can adapt and evolve with … Read more

Utah joins national movement to retrain teachers on the ‘science of reading’

“What a waste of time.” That was the thought third grade teacher Cassie White had when she first learned she’d be forced to start a new training program. It was around January 2021, the second pandemic school year. Most kids in her district, Duchesne County, and her school, Centennial Elementary in Roosevelt, were back in … Read more

Nevada receives $20 million National Science Foundation research award for fire science

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) has been awarded $ 20 million over five years to support a comprehensive fire-science project with research involving the Desert Research Institute (DRI); University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and the University of Nevada, Reno. The project, Harnessing the Data Revolution for Fire Science, is funded through the National … Read more

Oak Park student wins Illinois in top science competition, will move on to national – Chicago Tribune

Oak Park and River Forest High School junior Maya Souden will have to pack her bags again. After being one of five students at the school’s Investigative Research Design and Innovation class to win a trip to New Mexico in April for the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Souden learned that she won the Illinois … Read more

Caldera chronicles: a geological excursion between Tower and Canyon junctions in Yellowstone National Park | Wyoming News

The road over Dunraven Pass between Tower and Canyon Junctions, in the northeast part of Yellowstone National Park, exposes an outstanding sequence of geological history, much of which significantly predates recent Yellowstone volcanism. Construction work closed the road during the summers of 2020 and 2021, but the route is scheduled to open to park visitors … Read more

National Science Foundation grant will help researcher develop better models to predict spread of an epidemic : University of Dayton, Ohio

An epidemic spreads differently through the rural Midwest than through a big city. So University of Dayton researcher Subramanian Ramakrishnan will use $ 231,185 of a $ 650,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop better models to predict the spread locally and regionally rather than a one-size-fits-all national approach. “It might be too ambitious to … Read more