Category Archives: Member Announcements

UCI Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

This post is written by UC Irvine grad student Aide Macias Munoz My advisor Adriana Briscoe is a Faculty Affiliate of BEACON, and I have been fortunate to be a member of this supportive community since starting my PhD in 2012. … Continue reading

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Evolution, Science, and Religion

This post is written by BEACON’s Education Director Louise Mead Evolution, Science, and Religion chapter in its entirety is available here. I am an evolutionary biologist by training, and currently the Education Director at BEACON. I am also heading into … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Diversity at Evolution 2017

This post is written by Hollie Heape and MSU postdoc Alexa Warwick  As an undergraduate research assistant through BEACON at Michigan State University, I was afforded the opportunity to study the efficacy of a travel award program to increase diversity in evolutionary science. In … Continue reading

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Science Communication Strategies

This post is written by UT postdoc Tessa Solomon-Lane Science communication strategies often focus on communicating to other researchers within your field or to the general public. Interdisciplinary conversations require a mix of communication skills to bridge the gaps in … 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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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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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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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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