Category Archives: BEACON Researchers at Work

BEACON Researchers at Work: The KBS GK-12 program: Graduate training in science communication through K-12 classroom engagement

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Sarah Bodbyl. It is 6 AM on a Wednesday. Graduate student Di Liang is preparing to head in to the lab to collect data on a set of … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: A Developing Science Teacher – Research, Theory, and Application

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU undergraduate Lazarius Miller. Teaching has been a dream of mine since I was a small child. I am a native of Detroit Michigan as well as a proud alumnus … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Outreach in the lion’s den – An evolutionary biologist at a creationist conference

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Carina Baskett.  Imagine that you are a construction worker, and one day a group of people set up a tent outside the house you are building. In … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolving ways to switch genes on and off

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Kurtulus Kok. “In considering the Origin of Species, it is quite conceivable that a naturalist…might come to the conclusion that each species…had descended, like varieties, from other … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Coach, Put me on the bench! A Novice’s Journey into Old-Fashioned Experimental Evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog is by MSU graduate student Jay Bundy. As a kid I played a lot of basketball. I loved almost everything about the game. But there was one thing I hated: spending time riding … Continue reading

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