Category Archives: About BEACON

BEACON’s NSF grant renewed for another 5 years

From the press release at MSU Today Michigan State University has been awarded $22.5 million by the National Science Foundation to continue the research, education and outreach activities of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action. Since … Continue reading

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Teaching computing to biologists

This week at BEACON, two different computing workshops are being taught: Bootcamp for Biologists, covering the entry-level basics needed for people interested in taking BEACON’s Computational Science for Evolutionary Biologists Software Carpentry: Software Carpentry‘s aim is to teach researchers basic computing … Continue reading

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BEACON’s Kalyanmoy Deb receives honorary doctorate

Kalyanmoy Deb, a BEACON Researcher and the Koenig Endowed Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University, received an Honorary Doctoral Degree from the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland on August 24, … Continue reading

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BEACON Summer REU Students Shine

BEACON’s summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is a 10-week intensive residential program targeting the recruitment of underrepresented students to conduct research with a faculty mentors. This past summer, BEACON funded sixty-seven students across the partner schools at six … Continue reading

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BEACON Top-Up Recruiting Fellowships at MSU

Call for NominationsNew Graduate StudentBEACON Top-Up Recruiting Fellowships Sponsored byThe BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in ActionAn NSF Science and Technology Center  One goal of BEACON is to initiate and support research and training activities that involve the … Continue reading

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