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Sponsored by: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), hosting the 14th Annual International Student Science Fair June 27-July 1, 2018

The 2018 International Student Science Fair connects students from around the globe to solve the world’s biggest challenges. See more news and info at the IMSA Newsroom on Newswise

 

Arts and Humanities

30-Jun-2018


New Database at University of Utah Sheds Light on Early History of Black Members in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

A digital history database, “Century of Black Mormons” documents and recovers identities and voices of black Mormons during the faiths’ first 100 years (1830-1930). It contains digitized versions of original documents, photographs, a timeline a...

– University of Utah

Social and Behavioral Sciences

02-Jul-2018


Study: Can Taking a Hallucinogen Curb Cocaine Use?

Researchers in the School of Public Health are conducting a clinical trial to see whether psilocybin, the active compound found in Psilocybe mushrooms, will help individuals addicted to cocaine stop using the harmful drug.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Embargo expired on 02-Jul-2018 at 09:00 ET


Prospective Teachers More Likely to View Black Faces Than White Faces as Angry

A preliminary study of prospective teachers finds that they are more likely to view the face of Black adults as angry compared to the faces of White adults. Similarly, the study participants viewed the behavior of Black children as more hostile than ...

– North Carolina State University

Contemporary Education Psychology, June 2018

29-Jun-2018


Is Venmo Making You Less Likeable?

New research from UVA Darden Professor Tami Kim shows that, among friends, people who pay the exact amount owed are liked less than those who round up or down, even if the rounded amount is less.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Journal of Experimental Psychology

28-Jun-2018


Kidney Disease Patients’ Experience of Care and Illness Can Take a Large Emotional Toll

• Patients with advanced kidney disease described feelings of isolation, abandonment, alienation, mistrust, and even self-blame that would likely be surprising to the clinicians taking care of them.

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Embargo expired on 28-Jun-2018 at 17:00 ET


No Difference in Outcomes for Children of Same-Sex versus Different-Sex Parents

For children of lesbian or gay parents, psychological adjustment is about the same as in children of heterosexual parents, reports a study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental ...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics


New Study Finds Taking Breaks Boosts Team Performance

Want to be a good team player? Take a break. It may improve not only your own performance but the chances of your team winning overall, says a new study by a team of USC computer scientists.

– University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering

Royal Society Open Science


Sorry Virginia, U.S. History Isn’t All About You

As the United States celebrates its founding on July 4, new research on “collective narcissism” suggests many Americans have hugely exaggerated notions about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative.“Our study shows a...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Psychological Science


The Growing Case for Social Media Addiction

Dr. Orif Turel, a leading researcher in technology addiction and an associate professor at CSU Fullerton, says compulsively checking Instagram, Facebook and Twitter isn't just fun — it could be hurting our brain.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Dealing with Those Telltale Malodors

By educating physicians about unique properties of the olfactory system, Monell scientist Pamela Dalton, PhD, MPH, seeks to increase understanding of stigmas associated with incontinence

Expert Available

– Monell Chemical Senses Center

Education

29-Jun-2018


World STEM Students Convene at IMSA to Collaborate on Sustainable Development Goals

International Student Science Fair connects students from around the globe to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018


Media Advisory: Watch the International Student Science Fair 2018 LIVE

Tune in to watch live

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

14th Annual International Student Science Fair


UVA Darden CFO Roundtable Discusses Economic Metrics, Markets and Outlook

Washington, D.C., area CFOs shared insights on the key macroeconomic metrics they follow and discussed early balance sheet impacts of recent federal tax policy changes.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business


IMSA: Developing a Diverse Pipeline of Innovative Leaders for the World

A strong and diverse pipeline of innovative leaders is preparing to solve the world’s most complex social problems through STEM education.

Expert Available

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

International Student Science Fair (ISSF) 2018

28-Jun-2018


Strategic Classroom Intervention can Make Big Difference For Autism Students

Special training for teachers may mean big results for students with autism spectrum disorder, according to Florida State University and Emory University researchers.

– Florida State University

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

LifeWire Announcements


Scholars from Puerto Rico at NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies This Summer

New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies will host seven scholars from Puerto Rico for a residential research fellowship during the month of July.

– New York University


Argonne welcomes The Martian author Andy Weir

Best-selling science fiction author Andy Weir visited Argonne to give a series of standing-room-only talks, inspiring students and scientists alike.

– Argonne National Laboratory


Nursing School Achieves 10-Year Accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing’s undergraduate nursing programs for a 10-year term. The CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso


UC San Diego Extension Clinical Laboratory Scientist Students Receive $1,500 Stipend

For the second year in a row, the Melissa Dull Current Use Fund for CLS Program Support has provided a $1,500 stipend to 15 students of the UC San Diego Extension Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program.

– University of California San Diego


University of Redlands and Esri Partner to Shape Future ‘Spatial Transformers’

The global use of geographic information systems (GIS)/location intelligence is expected to double by 2023, becoming a $10 billion industry. To maximize the understanding and effectiveness of this technology in the private sector, the University of R...

– University of Redlands


UW Professor and Clean Energy Institute Director Daniel Schwartz Wins Highest U.S. Award for STEM Mentors

Daniel Schwartz, University of Washington Professor and Clean Energy Institute Director, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the White House Office of Science and Technology ...

– University of Washington

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Curiosity Based Learning, Inquiry, Research: the Fundamentals of IMSA at the International Student Science Fair

IMSA's unique way of thinking and learning reaches a global stage

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

includes video


Making Global Connections at the International Student Science Fair

IMSA connects students from across the world to collaborate on making the world a better place

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

includes video


The Benefits of Hosting the International Student Science Fair

IMSA hosts ISSF to promote global collaboration and cooperation in STEM research

– Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

includes video

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