Category Archives: BEACONites

Publicizing Your Research

This post is by MSU Media Communications Manager/Spartan Science Storyteller Layne Cameron. First of all, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Layne Cameron, the Spartan Science Storyteller. My job is to help publicize the research that is being conducted at MSU. … Continue reading

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Point Break: My experiment with dropping PowerPoint in a large lecture course

This post is by MSU Associate Professor Chris Waters. A Change is necessary I am the course administrator and sole instructor for the junior/senior level course “MMG 431:Microbial Genetics” of about 150 students at Michigan State University. Entering my seventh … Continue reading

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Introducing BEACON’s New Science Outreach and Communication Postdocs

This post is by MSU postdoc Travis Hagey. Late in 2015 BEACON advertised for an Evolution Outreach and Education postdoctoral fellowship. As a result of that posting, we would like to introduce three new postdocs, Dr. Wendy Smythe, Dr. Travis … Continue reading

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E. O. Wilson’s Consultation ≠ Collaboration

This post is by MSU graduate student Luis Zaman. Many of you have heard about E. O. Wilson’s new article “Great Scientists ≠ Good at Math” in the Wall Street Journal. If you haven’t, you should definitely read it. Wilson uses … Continue reading

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BEACONites around the blogosphere

The BEACON blog moderator is taking a brief hiatus to finish compiling our annual report to the National Science Foundation. For your weekly dose of evolution blogging, we recommend checking out some other BEACON-related blogs: Variation Selection Inheritance: a blog … Continue reading

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