Category Archives: Member Announcements

Learning an Evolvable Genotype-Phenotype Map

This post is by MSU graduate student Matthew Andres Moreno Hi! My name is Matthew Andres Moreno. I’m a graduate student finishing up my first year studying digital evolution with my advisor Dr. Charles Ofria. Today, I’m going to talk … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Prof. Percy Pierre, Chair of the BEACON Diversity Steering Committee

On April 10, 2018, BEACON’s own Prof. Percy Pierre, Chair of the BEACON Diversity Steering Committee and contributor to BEACON from its earliest proposal days, was honored with the Historical Leader Award of the MSU Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association (BFSAA). BEACON’s Business … Continue reading

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Art and Science, Science and Art: Science outreach to young artists

This post is by MSU grad student Cybil Nicole “Nikki” Cavalieri “I am not good at science, I am more artistic.” “I have decided to drop biology, I am changing my degree to packaging I want to work in a … Continue reading

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Using music, beer, and pop-culture to communicate science. Zombie Brains: Microbial Mind Control

This post is by former UT Austin graduate student Rayna Harris. I recently gave a talk at The North Door for Nerd Nite Austin. This is a monthly event with an audience of 250 partially inebriated nerds, including about a … Continue reading

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Living Laboratories: Using islands to track natural selection in wild lizards

This post is by MSU postdocs Melissa Kjelvik and Liz Schultheis, and BEACON education director Louise Mead The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) annual Professional Development Conference provides biology educators from across the nation the opportunity to join other leaders in … Continue reading

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Bringing Together a World through Science

This post is written by UT undergraduate researchers Zachary Martinez and Andrew Ly The University of Texas at Austin is known for many things: from being a powerhouse in Division 1 sports, to leading the world in innovation and cutting-edge … 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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