Growing their own gardens teaches DD2’s special education students food science and life skills | Features

SUMMERVILLE – On a sun-soaked day in April, the students in Robin Heard’s special education class at Sand Hill Elementary School were outside taking care of their garden. Their classroom overlooks the “Sandpiper Seedlings” beds where the students – mostly fourth and fifth graders – gestured to the different vegetables, listing their favorites. Popular choices … Read more

What are good double majors for computer science students?

The right double major for computer science depends on your interest and goals. A double major in engineering, mathematics, or comparable discipline supplements what you learn in a computer science program by overlapping, reinforcing, and building on what you learn. Double majoring in business introduces new knowledge and skills in topics like marketing, management, and … Read more

Eight Auburn University students, graduates receive National Science Foundation fellowships

Article body Eight current or former Auburn University students have won this year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, a program designed to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. Each fellowship consists of three years of support accessible over a five-year period. For each year, … Read more

Prominent researchers urge Ottawa to increase top science scholarships above poverty line

Marc Johnson, a professor of biology at the University of Toronto, stands beside undergraduate students Keerath Bhachu, left, and Isabella Vessio on May 11.Fred Lum / The Globe and Mail Federal scholarships intended to support some of Canada’s most accomplished graduate students in science have become so devalued by inflation that those who receive them … Read more

Pandemic pivot: Political science Ph.D. candidate leads team of scholars and students studying whether border closures affected COVID-19’s spread | News | Department of Political Science

Mary Shiraef When the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly halted international travel, Mary Shiraef’s fieldwork plan to investigate the outcomes of communist-era border policies in Albania was postponed indefinitely. So she pivoted. The Notre Dame political science doctoral candidate decided to map pandemic-induced border closures around the world. It was not something she anticipated doing in graduate … Read more

Edward A. Bouchet paved a path for generations of Black students

The annals of science journalism were not always as inclusive as they could have been. Rest PopSci is working to correct the record with In Hindsight, a series profiling some of the figures whose contributions we missed. Read their stories and explore the rest of our 150th anniversary coverage. here. Many of us Black physicists … Read more

Pacific Science Center Receives $ 1 Million Amazon Future Engineer Grant to Deliver Science and Technology Education to Students from Underserved Communities

Two-year initiative to reach 80,000 K-8 students in Title I schools across Puget Sound SEATTLE, May 9, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Pacific Science Center (PacSci) and Amazon Future Engineer today announced a new collaboration, fueled by a $ 1 million grant from Amazon, to spark curiosity in tens of thousands of students from underserved … Read more

School of Nursing Graduates 107 Bachelor of Science Students, Honors 91 Master’s and Doctoral Candidates

For the first time since 2019, UConn School of Nursing held its May commencement ceremony at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday morning. The School celebrated 107 Bachelor of Science graduates, as well as 64 Master of Science, six Post-Master’s Certificate, 16 Doctor of Nursing Practice, and five Philosophy of Science graduates. … Read more

Texas A&M students have a hemp-growing operation on campus – for science

COLLEGE STATION – In a shopworn building on the outskirts of campus, Texas A&M Professor Russell Jessup and a team of students are growing and crossbreeding hemp, a once and future cash crop with a colorful history and a whiff of taboo. They approach their studies with the fervor of startup entrepreneurs. “When I was … Read more

Five Students Earn National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Five UConn graduate students and an alumnus have earned National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF-GRFP). The oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the NSF-GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding students in NSF-supported disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited institutions in the United States. In addition to a three-year annual stipend … Read more