Category Archives: BEACON in the News

Genome Hackers – a near-peer, interdisciplinary summer program for high school girls

By: Cindy Yeh, Graduate Student, (Dunham Lab, Genome Sciences), University of Washington Only 26% of the computing professional workforce is made of women, less than 10% of whom are women of color (ncwit.org). This is in contrast to the gender … Continue reading

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Paul Turner elected to National Academy of Sciences

Professor Paul Turner was elected to the National Academy of Sciences earlier this week (following his election to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences two weeks ago). Paul Turner is a professor of of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale … Continue reading

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Avida-ED in Action

BEACON scientists and educators featured in MSU Today reporting on a recent publication highlighting the use of Avida-ED in a newly developed undergraduate biology course. The course IBIO150 Integrative Biology: From DNA to Populations, was developed with non-Biology STEM majors … Continue reading

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Ecology/Evolution Scientific Symposium at the SACNAS National Conference

The Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) and BEACON have collaborated to organize a scientific symposium at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference in San Antonio, Texas, on October 11th, 2018 (10:30AM-12:00PM, … Continue reading

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Kalyanmoy Deb honored with IEEE Computational Intelligence Pioneer Award

BEACON’s own Professor Kalyanmoy Deb, the Koenig Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University, was honored today by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. At the World Congress of Computational Intelligence meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, … Continue reading

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Two BEACONites receive awards from Web of Science for their publication records

We are very excited to congratulate two amazing researchers, Amir Gandomi and Kalyanmoy Deb for their recent awards from Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, and owner of Web of Science. Amir Gandomi was named a 2017 Clarivate … Continue reading

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BEACON’s Paul Turner honored at Yale University

This post is written by MSU postdoc Zachary Blount. In July, BEACON Faculty Affiliate Paul E. Turner was named as Yale University’s first Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Named in honor of the school’s namesake, Elihu Yale, a … Continue reading

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Kalyanmoy Deb, BEACON’s Koenig Endowed Chair Professor, has crossed 100,000 citations

Kalyanmoy Deb, Koenig Endowed Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a BEACON member, has crossed 100,000 citation mark according to Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=paTAXiIAAAAJ&hl=en). He is one of the two faculty members in the College of Engineering, and one … Continue reading

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James Foster Honored at EvoStar Conference in Amsterdam

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, BEACON’s Lead at University of Idaho, Prof. James Foster, was honored by SPECIES, the professional organization that sponsors the annual EvoStar Conference, at its the 20th annual Evostar Conference, this year held in Amsterdam. He was one of … Continue reading

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Judi Brown Clarke receives Excellence in Diversity Award

We are proud to congratulate BEACON’s Diversity Director Judi Brown Clarke for receiving the Individual Sustained Effort Toward Excellence in Diversity. The Excellence in Diversity Award program recognizes outstanding efforts of faculty, students, and staff at MSU who are committed … Continue reading

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