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Astronomy to Zoology

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Astronomy to Zoology

    Kate Padgett-Walsh, Iowa State University – The Ethics of Debt

    Kate Padgett-Walsh, Iowa State University – The Ethics of Debt

    How much debt are you carrying? Kate Padgett-Walsh, associate professor of philosophy at Iowa State University, takes a humanistic approach to something most of us share. Kate Padgett Walsh’s research is a philosopher whose research focuses on ethics. She brings the history of philosophy to bear on debates over contemporary issues, especially the ethics of […]

    • 2 min
    Vikash Gayah, Penn State University – Improve Traffic Flow in Cities by Banning Left Turns

    Vikash Gayah, Penn State University – Improve Traffic Flow in Cities by Banning Left Turns

    Hate waiting to make a left turn at a busy intersection?  You’re not alone. Vikash Gayah, associate professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Penn State University, delves into how to fix these time wasters. Dr. Vikash V. Gayah is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at […]

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    Rodney Yoder, Goucher College – Building a Miniature Electron Accelerator Powered by Heat

    Rodney Yoder, Goucher College – Building a Miniature Electron Accelerator Powered by Heat

    In the future, CERN might be able to fit on your table. Rodney Yoder, associate professor of physics at Goucher College, determines how making particle accelerators smaller, could lower the cost of tech. Rodney Yoder is Associate Professor of Physics at Goucher College, where he teaches classes ranging from introductory courses for nonscientists to advanced […]

    • 2 min
    Bas Rokers, NYU Abu Dhabi – Your Brain on Virtual Reality

    Bas Rokers, NYU Abu Dhabi – Your Brain on Virtual Reality

    Virtual reality is here, but does it work for everyone? Bas Rokers, associate professor of psychology at NYU Abu Dhabi, examines the science behind the tech. Bas Rokers is Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Neuroimaging Facility at New York University Abu Dhabi. His work has elucidated the neural mechanisms underlying visual […]

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    Megan Downing, Northern Kentucky University – Philanthropy and Benefits to Students

    Megan Downing, Northern Kentucky University – Philanthropy and Benefits to Students

    Giving back is a powerful way to help a community. Megan Downing, associate professor of organizational leadership at Northern Kentucky University, discusses how to get students into the act. Dr. Megan Downing has been with Northern Kentucky University since 2001. She joined the program as an Assistant Professor in 2015 after serving five years as […]

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    Caitlin Clark, Colorado State University – Chocolate Flavor Through Fermentation

    Caitlin Clark, Colorado State University – Chocolate Flavor Through Fermentation

    On this Student Spotlight: Fermentation isn’t just for alcohol. Caitlin Clark, Instructor and Ph.D student in the department of food science and human nutrition at Colorado State University, discusses another dietary favorite that makes use of this process. Caitlin is a Ph.D student and chocolate researcher at Colorado State University. Her research in the Food […]

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