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.
Mason’s Honey Bee Initiative will turn a Fairfax County landfill into meadows for pollination.
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.
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.
Breaking ground in weather predictions
A team headed by Timothy DelSole are successfully forecasting weather 3-4 weeks in advance.
John Cook discusses how to communicate science
Should we communicate science based on facts or feelings? John Cook answers.
Harold A. Geller offers key insights for stargazing
A Mason astrophysics professor tells all you’ll need to now for your next time stargazing.
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…
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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