Category Archives: BEACON Researchers at Work

BEACON Researchers at Work: Teaching a Robot to Learn

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Travis DeVault. I imagine it would be difficult to find someone working in the field of computer science that did not start with a love … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: What Every Scientist Needs to Know

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas graduate student Amir Shahmoradi. Summary: In a world in which science and technological breakthroughs dominate all aspects of almost every individual human life, scientists and researchers are … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Engineering life

This week’s blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Leandra Brettner. All living organisms share a universal programming language—DNA. Long strings of unit molecules A’s, T’s, C’s and G’s dictate the unique traits of each individual, but the … Continue reading

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Meet the 2014 BEACON Distinguished Postdocs, Chandra Jack and Will Soto

This year, BEACON was fortunate to be able to appoint TWO new Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows. Meet Chandra Jack and Will Soto! Chandra Jack Chandra started working in the Strassmann-Queller lab at Rice University as an undergraduate in the summer after … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Using evolution to update old software

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Erik Fredericks. His first BEACON blog post is here. Engineers in industry are often given the somewhat daunting task of updating legacy software systems. Consider, for a … Continue reading

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