Engg not just about IT and IT. Can we stop this mad rush?

Engg not just about IT and IT.  Can we stop this mad rush?

Engineering education in the country faces huge challenges, with colleges barely able to fill even a third of the available places in fields other than computer science and computing. Students do not want to join any of the traditional disciplines such as civil engineering, mechanics, materials science, metallurgy, electricity, etc. This leaves many questions unanswered. … Read more

Visiting UCLA, National Science Foundation director emphasizes accessibility and inclusiveness

Visiting UCLA, National Science Foundation director emphasizes accessibility and inclusiveness

Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the National Science Foundation, met with UCLA students, faculty, and administrative leaders this week, offering inspirational words about how researchers can better influence and guide the next generation of scientists and engineers. A computer scientist and engineer by training, Panchanathan was named head of the agency in 2019 and confirmed by … Read more

$2 million donation to the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences supports scholarships and faculty positions

$2 million donation to the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences supports scholarships and faculty positions

WASHINGTON – A donation of 2 million dollars from philanthropists Joanne and William Conway to College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences – the largest the college has received since its existence – will support three new faculty positions and scholarships for nursing students at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The gift provides five … Read more

8 scientific ways to lose weight and keep it off

8 scientific ways to lose weight and keep it off

Violeta StoimenovaGetty Images Weight loss isn’t just about changing your eating habits and exercise habits. “It’s also about changing your mindset, your behaviors and your environment,” says dietitian Devon Golem. “They all go together.” You’ve probably heard that the majority of men who reverse obesity end up heavy. Adopting a solid, long-term game plan will … Read more

Is the Ontario COVID Science Table about to close? It sure looks like this

Is the Ontario COVID Science Table about to close?  It sure looks like this

Ontario’s Independent Voluntary Science Table, an invaluable source of information and guidance throughout the pandemic, has been told it will be disbanded. It would be an abrupt and shocking move on the part of Public Health Ontario, which had agreed to take over the table of more than 40 scientists from its former home at … Read more

Runway Growth Capital Adds to Life Sciences Team with New Managing Director in Dallas » Dallas Innovates

Runway Growth Capital Adds to Life Sciences Team with New Managing Director in Dallas » Dallas Innovates

Brannon Morisoli will focus on investments in the life sciences industry and build relationships with leading venture capital firms to support life sciences teams. [Illustration: courtesy photo, istockphoto] Runway Growth Capital, a California-based provider of growth loans to venture-backed companies and not looking for an alternative to raising equity, announced that it has hired Brannon … Read more

Science projects for Florida and Oklahoma

Banner for The Inoculation Project series, with added caption "Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance."

As often happens, we made such good progress on our biggest project last week, I’m bringing it up here today! This a never-before-funded teacher for first graders is in a small town in central Florida, about halfway across the state from Tampa. She looks for books and lab kits on plants, insects, growing crystals, and … Read more

Northeastern waives postdoc requirement for science hires

Northeastern waives postdoc requirement for science hires

The College of Science at Northeastern University is waiving the postdoctoral fellowship experience for many faculty applicants, through a new hiring model called Invest. Invest’s premise is that too many strong scientists leave academia after earning their PhDs due to the widespread expectation that they will spend years in unstable, low-paying postdoctoral jobs before they … Read more

AI predicts the shape of nearly every protein known to science

AI predicts the shape of nearly every protein known to science

In 2020, an artificial intelligence lab called DeepMind unveiled technology that can predict the shape of proteins – the microscopic mechanisms that govern the behavior of the human body and all other living things. A year later, the lab shared the tool, called AlphaFold, with scientists and published predicted shapes for more than 350,000 proteins, … Read more