Science News Roundup: September 2016
Here is the science news, relating to George Mason University and the College of Science for the month of September 2016:
Mason climate change research cited in article about opinions of Donald Trump and Mike Pence
The research found that nearly half of conservative voters believe climate change exists, in contrast to Trump.
Mason receives one of the first STEMeX grants
Mason receives STEMeX grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to study the “comfort with STEM” among culturally diverse communities.
Professor Indu Satija publishes “Butterfly in the Quantum World”
Satija’s book is the first to cover the “Hofstadter Butterfly”; it features contributions from Douglas Hofstadter himself. All proceeds will help promote Quantum Science in Mason Physics.
Mason’s Lyme test technology used for more diseases
Ceres Nanosciences to use the “nanotrap particles” of Mason’s early Lyme disease test to screen for illnesses like Zika, Ebola, TB, and malaria.
Mason researchers support hair protenomics research
Mason researchers aid the Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory in studying the use of hair protenomics. via The Washington Post
Virginia Bio to host Women Building Bio conference at INOVA
COS Dean Peggy Agouris expresses the significance of the inaugural event, which celebrates female achievement in life sciences.
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Summer 2016 Faculty and Staff Accolades
Accolades celebrate the professional achievements of the faculty and staff in the College of Science.
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