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Richard E. Lenski, the Michigan State University John Hannah Distinguished Professor and evolutionary biologist renowned for his E. coli Long-Term Experimental Evolution Project, has received a 2017 Friend of Darwin award from the National Center for Science Education (NCSE). Lenski … Continue reading
BEACON Distinguished Postdoc Amir Gandomi was recently interviewed about his work in Zygote Quarterly, after his talk at the 1st NASA Biomimicry Summit and Education Forum, called “an uncommon event of cross-fertilization co-sponsored by the NASA Glenn Research Center, Great Lakes … Continue reading
The Michigan State University College of Engineering has received its largest individual gift in the history of the college. A $10.7 million bequest from a California entrepreneur joins a previous cash gift of $2 million, bringing his total giving to … Continue reading
This post is by MSU postdoc Mike Wiser. Reposted from the DevoLab blog. Laboratory components are often integral parts of both K-12 and college science courses. I certainly had a lot over the course of my science education; 5 courses … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by 2015 REU student Douglas Page. My time at the Kellogg Biological Station working as a BEACON/NSF sponsored REU was an amazing opportunity to not only conduct research in the field … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Rewatee Gokhale. Meet Sal* the Salamander. Sal, like all of his kind, has a unique gift. He can regenerate his limbs, if you cut one off! This … Continue reading
BEACON Researchers at Work: The Evolution of Cooperation by the Hankshaw Effect: A Big Thumbs Up for Cooperation!
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate students Katie Dickinson and Sarah Hammarlund and postdoc Brian Connelly. Hold your hand out in front of you and examine it closely. Five digits, four fingers … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Wesley Loftie-Eaton. With all the thanks to BEACON for funding and Dr. Eva M. Top for her support and guidance, my latest foray into the world … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Thassyo Pinto. In recent years, robots are becoming more accessible and almost an integral part of our lives. They are not seen as only industrial machines which … Continue reading
Here at BEACON, we’re of course excited to see today’s Google Doodle (archived here) celebrating Lucy, the Australopithecus afarensis fossil discovered in 1973. However, BEACON’s Education Director Louise Mead points out, “I usually love the Google doodles, but the one for today, acknowledging … Continue reading