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Article ID: 718876

Materials Research Society Announces New Board Appointment

Materials Research Society (MRS)

Linda Schadler, dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont, has accepted an appointment to the MRS Board of Directors.

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12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Post-Doctoral Associate Named Prestigious Hanna H. Gray Fellow, Receives $1.4 Million Award to Accelerate His Career

Article ID: 718855

Post-Doctoral Associate Named Prestigious Hanna H. Gray Fellow, Receives $1.4 Million Award to Accelerate His Career

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Kevin Cox Jr., Ph.D., a post-doctoral associate at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center was named one of only 15 Hanna H. Gray Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, MD.

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12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Specialized training benefits young STEM researchers

Article ID: 718604

Specialized training benefits young STEM researchers

Binghamton University, State University of New York

The First-year Research Immersion (FRI) program at Binghamton University, State University of New York has proven that young college students are capable of leading real research. And according to a new study, students in FRI do better when the instructors who oversee their projects are provided extra training.

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12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718810

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Six New Members to Scientific Council

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has named six new members to its Scientific Council, now comprised of 184 leading scientists from across disciplines in brain and behavior research. Members of the Foundation’s voluntary Scientific Council review grant applications and award grants to support scientists conducting innovative, cutting-edge research focused on improving care for those living with mental illness, as well as seeking preventive and diagnostic tools for the future.

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12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718874

Distractions distort what’s real, study suggests

Ohio State University

A new study suggests that distractions – those pesky interruptions that pull us away from our goals – might change our perception of what’s real, making us believe we saw something different from what we actually saw.

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12-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: World’s largest optical lens shipped to SLAC

Article ID: 718847

World’s largest optical lens shipped to SLAC

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

When the world’s newest telescope starts imaging the Southern sky in 2023, it will take photos using optical assemblies designed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers and built by Lab industrial partners. A key feature of the camera’s optical assemblies for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, under construction in northern Chile, will be its three lenses.

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12-Sep-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: HHMI Awards $1.4 Million Each to 15 Hanna Gray Fellows to Support Diversity in Science
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HHMI Awards $1.4 Million Each to 15 Hanna Gray Fellows to Support Diversity in Science

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

HHMI announces the selection of 15 exceptional early career scientists as 2019 HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows to support diversity in biomedical research. The 2020 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition is now open. Applications are due on January 8, 2020.

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11-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Researchers pioneer new technique to transform used milk bottles into kayaks and storage tanks
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    11-Sep-2019 7:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 718710

Researchers pioneer new technique to transform used milk bottles into kayaks and storage tanks

Queen's University Belfast

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered new ways to convert single-use plastic waste into products such as storage tanks for water and fuel, and sporting goods such as kayaks and canoes, which could help to solve global environmental problems.

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10-Sep-2019 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718846

SOT Statement on the US EPA Memorandum “Directive to Prioritize Efforts to Reduce Animal Testing”

Society of Toxicology

The SOT 2019–2020 Presidential Chain has released a statement in response to the US EPA Memorandum released on September 10, 2019, with the Subject Line “Directive to Prioritize Efforts to Reduce Animal Testing.”

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11-Sep-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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