Science News Roundup: May 2016

Here is the science news, relating to George Mason University and the College of Science for the month of May 2016: 

May 27
Study says Giant Squids Might be Larger than Expected
Rebecca Goldin shares her input about the research findings.

May 25
Thomas Lovejoy Talks Climate Change Effects on Endangered Sea Life
Spiny mountain crayfish and flatworms are two of the affected creatures.

May 25
Three Mason ASSIP Interns Win at VA State Science Fair
Eric Wang, William Xu and Suhas Sastry earned first place in the computer science category.

May 23
Roslyn Cress (ESP) is the June 2016 Employee of the Month
Cress will be formally presented with the award by President Cabrera in his office on May 27.

May 20
Mason Researchers Develop New Test for Lyme Disease
The new test examines urine to provide accurate readings for the disease.

May 18
Dean Peggy Agouris talks satellites
Agouris discusses satellite technology with Diane Rehm via the Diane Rehm Show podcast.

May 16
More Blood Tests Lead to Increased False Positives
According to mathematical sciences professor Rebecca Goldin, increasing blood tests heightens the margin of error.

May 13
Inaugural Class of Air Force Enlisted Medical Program Graduates
Five US Air Force officers will now enter medical school, thanks to Mason’s Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program.

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