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Exploring Genetic Design Space with Phylosemantics

This post is written by UW grad student Bryan Bartley  Synthetic biology is a fascinating, interdisciplinary field at the intersection of biology and engineering. Synthetic biologists envision that life can be re-programmed by rewriting the genetic code of organisms. A … Continue reading

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STEMprov for improving science communication

This post is written by UT Austin grad student Rayna Harris Communicating science is important, and there are plenty of ways to improve. Improv is a theatrical technique that can help scientists tell better stories, understand group dynamics, and say yes … Continue reading

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Mapping Antibiotic Resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms to Develop Better Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis

This post is written by MSU DO-PhD student Michael Maiden I have always been interested in bacterial resistance. My first science fair project was comparing antibacterial soap versus regular soap in terms of selecting for resistant bacteria with use. In … Continue reading

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BEACON goes back to Alaska!

This post is written by MSU postdoc Wendy Smythe. We have just returned from another amazing trip to Alaska where we visited Ketchikan, and the Haida communities of Hydaburg and Kasaan Alaska located on Prince of Wales Island. The trip … Continue reading

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BEACON Research Fellow Dr. Wendy F Smythe receives an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

Michigan State University BEACON Research Fellow Dr. Wendy Smythe receives an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. Wendy will be working at NSF within the EHR/Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings/Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinarity in evolutionary science… and video game design.

This post is written by UI faculty Barrie Robison One year ago, my colleague Terry Soule and I embarked on a somewhat crazy idea – we wanted to make a video game built upon the principles of evolutionary biology. The two of … Continue reading

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Amoeba hugs are often deadly, and sometimes they set your career

This post is written by NCAT faculty Misty Thomas My passion for Microbiology first started when I was in my undergraduate microbiology class at the Collège Universitaire de St. Boniface, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I’m sure it was a cold … Continue reading

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On Microbial Individuality

This post is written by UI postdoc Jessica Lee I’m writing this blog post in hopes of convincing you to see every microbial cell as a unique individual. It’s a big ask, because microbes are numerous, and even card-carrying microbe lovers have … Continue reading

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The evolution of code is like the evolution of DNA nanotechnology

This post is written by UI faculty Peter Allen I’m Peter Allen, a professor of Chemistry at the University of Idaho. I use DNA nanotechnology to build tiny things like autonomous nanomachines. DNA is more than genes and heredity. When I tell … Continue reading

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National Alliance for Broader Impacts Guiding Principles

The National Alliance for Broader Impacts has recently put out a “Guiding Principles and Questions for National Science Foundation Proposals” informational PDF. https://broaderimpacts.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/nabi_guiding_principles.pdf It provides great info if you’re thinking of broader impacts for a NSF proposal as well as if you’re … Continue reading

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