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‘This Is Perfect’: WFU Launches Engineering Program Enriched by Liberal Arts

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Like any aspiring engineer, first-year student Meredith Vaughn gets excited about building something from the ground up, so Wake Forest University’s new undergraduate engineering program immediately appealed to her. Vaughn is one of approximately 50 students in Wake Forest’s first cohort of undergraduate engineering students who will begin taking classes at Wake Downtown later this month.

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Young Minds Take the Stage at Argonne

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Argonne’s Learning on the Lawn celebration capped 10 weeks of intense discoveries and experimentation for 90 students, led by luminaries from across the laboratory – from nuclear engineers to biologists to experts in exascale computing, systems that will be 50+ times quicker than today’s supercomputers.

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HHMI Awards 39 Gilliam Fellowships to Support Diversity in Science

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 39 new Gilliam fellows, exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

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MTSU Preps 150-Plus City, County Teachers for Solar Eclipse

Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools’ teachers are receiving free tutoring from MTSU physics and astronomy faculty on a “dark” but sizzling subject — the looming total solar eclipse.

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Man on a Mission: CSU San Bernardino Professor Chosen for Special NASA Mission

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Dr. Richard Addante is five days into a 45-day stay in a simulated space shuttle that will allow researchers to measure the psychological effects of extended isolation in space.

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West Virginia University Researchers Receive NSF Funding to Support Student Diversity in Engineering and Computer Science

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NSF funding will help WVU develop inclusive professional identities for engineering students. The program is a cross-campus collaboration between the College of Education and Human Services, the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and the College of Creative Arts.

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De-Jargonizing Program Helps Decode Science Speak

Science is fascinating to many, but sentences about research full of expert-level terms and descriptions can scare away even the most passionate audiences. Now, scientists have created a free, scientist-friendly “De-Jargonizer” they hope will make science and research accessible to the public.

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Where Colleges School Google: Creating a Culture That Supports Women, Minorities in STEM

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Gender, racial, socioeconomic and other equity gaps in STEM-related careers are more than a “pipeline problem.” That being said, what are colleges and universities like Wake Forest doing to help close these gaps?

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Student Journey: “Deadliest Warrior” TV Show Leads to Engineering and a Summer in Birmingham

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For 21 years, the National Science Foundation has supported summer undergraduate research at UAB. The 10 students at UAB this summer came from schools as far-flung as San Diego State and Brigham Young, and as different in size as Oakwood University and the 52,000-student University of Florida.







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