Science News Roundup: July 2017

Here is the science news, relating to George Mason University and the College of Science for the month of July 2017: 

Scientists keep busy as August eclipse approaches. 

July 31: via Popular Science
July 17: via News at Mason
July 12: via The Washington Post

Mason’s Honey Bee Initiative will turn a Fairfax County landfill into meadows for pollination.

July 16: via The Washington Times
July 5: via Northern Virginia Magazine

July 7
Mary Ellen O’Toole discusses the Versace murders
In a 20/20 episode, Mary Ellen O’Toole comments on serial killer on 20th anniversary of murder of designer Gianni Versace.

July 7
STEM girl’s camp featured on Good Morning Washington 
FOCUS will teach high school girls about STEM and was visited by Veronica Johnson and her team from WJLA.

July 7
Breaking ground in weather predictions
A team headed by Timothy DelSole are successfully forecasting weather 3-4 weeks in advance.

July 7
John Cook discusses how to communicate science
Should we communicate science based on facts or feelings? John Cook answers.

July 6
Harold A. Geller offers key insights for stargazing
A Mason astrophysics professor tells all you’ll need to now for your next time stargazing.

July 6
A Mason and Yale conduct survey on climate change
Study by Mason finds that only one in eight Americans have concluded this one thing about climate change…

July 3
Mason summer camp paves way for females looking for a future in STEM disciplines
Coding apps, snapping circuit parts and networking are just a few of the things these young students are learning at FOCUS.

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