Category Archives: About BEACON

A Network Analysis of BEACON Co-authorship 2010-2015

This post is by Sarah Fitzgerald (doctoral candidate), Alex Gardner (doctoral student), Patty Farrell-Cole, Ph.D. and, Marilyn Amey, Ph.D., Inter-institutional and interdisciplinary research has become an increasingly popular and important area of study as funders, tenure committees and others seek … Continue reading

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You Say “Cow” and I Hear “Milk” – The Joy of Interdisciplinary Work

This post is by MSU faculty Arend Hintze While I was listening to the many interesting talks of this year’s BEACON congress (2016), I was pondering about the journey that we took together to get here. Fortunately, I was around … Continue reading

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STC Directors annual meeting invited keynote Rush Holt

We were very excited to meet our invited keynote Rush Holt (center) at this year’s STC Directors annual meeting, which BEACON organized. In his keynote address, Dr. Holt discussed how NSF-funded Science and Technology Centers like BEACON can help take on … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the NSF-Funded BEACON Center: 2010-201

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

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BEACON's NSF grant renewed for another 5 years

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

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Teaching computing to biologists

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

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BEACON's Kalyanmoy Deb receives honorary doctorate

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

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BEACON Summer REU Students Shine

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

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BEACON Top-Up Recruiting Fellowships at MSU

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

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2011 BEACON Annual Report

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.

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