What’s new at BEACON?
- NEW! Science Communication Resources
- BEACON 2017 Congress will be held Wednesday, August 2 through Friday August 4, with the student/postdoc retreat day on Tuesday, August 1, at the Henry Center at Michigan State University.
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This post is written by UT Austin grad student Rayna Harris Communicating science is important, and there are plenty of ways to improve. Improv is a theatrical technique that can help scientists tell better stories, understand group dynamics, and say yes … Continue reading
This post is written by UI postdoc Eric Bruger (twitter: @elbruger13) We are used to thinking of ourselves as helpful beings, and humans are comparatively more cooperative in relation to many other species. The ability to cooperate is a major reason humans … Continue reading
This post is by UT Austin postdoc Tessa Solomon-Lane. Tessa is working with Hans Hofmann (UT Austin), Travis Hagey (MSU), and Alexa Warwick (MSU) on public engagement at BEACON. Public engagement is central to BEACON’s mission. The Center supports these … Continue reading
This post is written by BEACON managing director Danielle Whittaker When we fall in love with someone else, is it because they are our soul mates… or is it because we like the way their microbes smell? We think a lot … Continue reading
This post is written by Peter Fetros, an undergraduate computer science research assistant at UI working with James Foster and Bert Baumgaertner Signals are all around us. Most organisms use signals in order to communicate with one another. They might use them to tell … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Kenna Lehmann. Have you ever seen a group of hyenas take down a zebra? Or fight off a pride of lions? Ok, probably not, so you’ll have … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU postdoc Liliana Lettieri. “My what a red throat you have, and such a blue belly! You’ve got some impressive dance moves, and you’ve built a nice nest.” If stickleback … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by BEACON Managing Director Danielle Whittaker. The sense of smell is one we often take for granted in our own lives. However, even though we may not be conscious of it, odor … Continue reading
This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU postdoc Kevin Theis. My research, conducted in collaboration with Michigan State University and BEACON researchers Kay Holekamp, Tom Schmidt and Tracy Teal, lies at the intersection of two broad ideas … Continue reading