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Newswise: Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus
Released: 18-Feb-2020 12:15 PM EST
Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus
Tulane University

Professor James “Mac” Hyman's goal is to help the public health community better understand and predict the spread of the COVID-19 and to quantify the effectiveness of various efforts to stop it.

Newswise: Michael Dorff (BYU), George C. Shields (Furman U) Honored as 2020 CUR Fellows
Released: 18-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
Michael Dorff (BYU), George C. Shields (Furman U) Honored as 2020 CUR Fellows
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Michael Dorff (Brigham Young University) and George C. Shields (Furman University) are the latest Fellows of the Council on Undergraduate Research to be honored for their leadership and service as role models for those involved in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities.

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Released: 17-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
Electric superbike designed by students to race this summer
University of Warwick

As the government has announced proposals to ban the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035 the race to electrify the motor industry is on, and motorbikes aren’t to be overlooked.

Newswise: ‘How I Fell for My Field’
Released: 12-Feb-2020 3:15 PM EST
‘How I Fell for My Field’
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As the adage goes, “Choose a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." The CSU is lucky to be replete with faculty and staff across its 23 campuses who've found their true calling. And for those who work with them—whether students or colleagues—that dedication to education is infectious. Read on to hear how faculty and staff at nine CSU campuses fell head over heels for their discipline.

Newswise: Atom or noise? New method helps cryo-EM researchers tell the difference
Released: 12-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST
Atom or noise? New method helps cryo-EM researchers tell the difference
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Cryogenic electron microscopy can in principle make out individual atoms in a molecule, but distinguishing the crisp from the blurry parts of an image can be a challenge. A new mathematical method may help.

Released: 12-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST
Three NYU Faculty Win Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships
New York University

Three New York University faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 1:20 PM EST
Stacey Nicholas donates $5 million to UCI in support of diversity and inclusiveness
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 10, 2020 — A $5 million gift from UCI Foundation trustee Stacey Nicholas will endow and rename a program serving both The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences – the UCI Office of Access & Inclusion – that supports the recruitment, retention and graduation of students from historically excluded populations who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
41 Finalists Named for the 2020 Hertz Fellowships
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation today announced 41 finalists for the 2020 Hertz Fellowship in applied science, mathematics, and engineering

Newswise: Story Tips: Fusion squeeze, global image mapping, computing mental health and sodium batteries
Released: 6-Feb-2020 11:15 AM EST
Story Tips: Fusion squeeze, global image mapping, computing mental health and sodium batteries
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Story Tips: Fusion squeeze, global image mapping, computing mental health and sodium batteries

Released: 5-Feb-2020 3:30 PM EST
Crowdsourcing Science: Using Competition to Drive Creativity
NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Thanks largely to advances in computing, researchers in computational biology and data science are harnessing the power of the masses and making discoveries that provide valuable insights into human health.



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