Recognizing Black expertise could encourage more interest in science, says professor

A Dalhousie professor believes focusing on Black history could be a key element in getting more Black students involved in science, technology, engineering and math, also known by the acronym STEM. Professor Afua Cooper, a historian and a Killam Research Chair of Black History and African Diaspora Studies at Dalhousie University, will be hosting a … Read more

Geologists allay fears over tremors, say Deccan Plateau is safe zone

A series of seismic activities in parts of Karnataka are not major ones, hence there was no need to worry because the Deccan Plateau is a safe zone, geologists have said. The tremors in Kodagu district and adjoining districts of Hassan, Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru and Dakshina Kannada besides Vijayapura and neighboring regions … Read more

Northeastern Professor Reviews Latest Science for U.N. Panel

Auroop Ganguly, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University, will spend part of his summer reviewing the latest science on closing the ozone hole at the invitation of the United Nations Environmental Program. The quadrennial assessment report on the environmental effects of stratospheric ozone depletion is produced every four years at the stipulation … Read more

Illinois professor brings science to life with popcorn – AgriNews

URBANA, Ill. – In Kirsten Wyatt’s agriculture science classroom in Paxton, an unusual piece of equipment helps high school students learn genomics. Not a microscope or a PCR machine, but a popcorn popper. Wyatt’s students learn popomics – popcorn genomics – from Tony Studer, associate professor and popcorn breeder in the Department of Crop Sciences … Read more

Georgia Southern Geology Professor Explains Recent Georgia Earthquake

James Reichard, Ph.D., geology professor / Georgia Southern University Geology professor, James Reichard, Ph.D., explains what caused the recent earthquake in Georgia and how it compares on a global scale: On average, dozens of earthquakes occur every day, according to the US Geological Survey. They can strike anywhere at any time. A majority of them … Read more

Animal science professor named Walther H. Ott Professor in Avian Biology

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Ramesh Ramachandran, professor of reproductive biology at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named the Walther H. Ott Professor in Avian Biology. “I am honored to be recognized,” Ramachandran said. “I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Ott when I joined Penn State as a young assistant professor … Read more

Geosciences professor named director of Penn State planetary science consortium

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Christopher House, professor of geosciences, will serve as director of the Consortium for Planetary and Exoplanetary Sciences and Technology (CPEST) at Penn State, effective July 1. Founded in 2020, the consortium unites scientists and engineers across Penn State studying how planets form, evolve and become habitable and working to detect and … Read more

UNCW Professor Dr. Ralph Mead Receives DEQ Applied Research Fellowship to Advance PFAS Science

Friday, June 17, 2022 Dr. Ralph Mead, professor of chemistry and biochemistry for UNCW and its Center for Marine Science, is among four researchers awarded the inaugural North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Applied Research Fellowship to advance the science of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the state. The DEQ, in partnership with the North … Read more

Political science professor wins Emerging Scholar Award from American Political Science Association | News | Department of Political Science

Jeff Harden’s research focuses on political representation, public policy diffusion, and American state politics. Jeff Hardenthe Andrew J. McKenna Family Associate Professor in the Department of Political Sciencewon the 2022 Emerging Scholar Award from the American Political Science Association (APSA) State Politics and Policy Section. The annual honor recognizes the top scholar in the field … Read more

As Grand Forks votes, UND political science professor calls crowded School Board race ‘fascinating’ – Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS – A number of contested races will be decided by Grand Forks County voters on Tuesday, including a crowded School Board race to fill five open seats. The School Board lineup is the most notable on the ballot, which overall includes six contested races in the city of Grand Forks alone. Twenty-three candidates … Read more