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This post is by Patty Farrell-Cole, Ph.D., Marilyn Amey, Ph.D., Sarah Fitzgerald (Ph.D. candidate) and Alex Gardner (Ph.D. student) The National Science Foundation (NSF) holds expectations of transformational research and education for Science and Technology Centers (STC). In 2010, the … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
The 2011 Annual Report is now available, describing all the great research, education & outreach, knowledge transfer, and diversity initiatives that BEACONites have been doing over the past year! Click here to download the PDF.
Interested in joining BEACON as a postdoc? BEACON Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows Program BEACON is an NSF Science and Technology Center headquartered at Michigan State University with partners at North Carolina A&T State University, University of Idaho, University of Texas at … Continue reading
See the final version of the agenda for the 2011 BEACON congress: PDF File
The second All-BEACON Congress is being held August 10-12 at Michigan State University. Look to this space for more information. For current BEACON members who want to suggest meeting/tutorials ideas or present research results, please go to our internal wiki. … Continue reading