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This post is written by UCI grad student Aide Macias Butterflies have extremely diverse wing color patterns which cause us to wonder, what do these brightly colored insects see? The Briscoe lab at the University of California, Irvine aims to study the … Continue reading
Lessons from your parents: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me” – Randall Terry.
This post is by UW faculty Cynthia Chang and Thelma Madzima, research tech Colin Feng, and undergraduate researcher Jackelyn Garcia “I told you so” – All parents? Can the lessons from your parent’s experiences be passed on to you for your benefit, … Continue reading
We are excited to share some pictures from three local elementary school science nights that we had the pleasure of attending this semester. We ran booths at Marble, Whitehills, and Glencairn elementary schools here in Lansing introducing kids to evolution … Continue reading
We are proud to announce that BEACON’s Director of Diversity, Judi Brown Clarke recently received a Sequoyah Fellowship medal making her a lifetime member of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES). The Fellowship is named in honor of Sequoyah, … Continue reading
Congratulations to Kay Holekamp for being the inaugural recipient of the MSU Graduate School Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award! See the entire letter to Kay from Judith Stoddart, Interim Dean and Associate Provost for Graduate Education, below highlighting the admirable qualities that won Kay … Continue reading
Please remind any undergraduate students to apply for our conference travel award that fully funds them to attend the annual Evolution meetings this June 23-27 in Portland, OR! The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Check out the details below … Continue reading
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
This Evolution 101 post is by MSU grad student Tyler Derr One of the basic mechanisms of evolutionary change is natural selection. It was in Charles Darwin’s famous book, On the Origin of Species, where he defined natural selection to be … Continue reading
This Evolution 101 post is by MSU grad student Alex Lalejini The above comic strip might lead one to believe that the phrase ‘selfish genes’ describes genes that make individuals act selfishly; however, this is not at all what is meant by … Continue reading