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High Point University’s physics students and professor travel to Andes Mountains to do research

Two High Point University physics students have returned from Chile with an unprecedented experience under their belt and plans to publish their finding in a peer-reviewed publication. Rising seniors Thomas Boudreaux and Kyle Corcoran joined Dr. Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, on his fourth trip with HPU students to the Andes Mountains to observe stars with the CTIO/SMARTS 0.9-meter ...

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Danielle Del Sol, alumna of Tulane University, is named head of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

Following a six-month national search, the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans has selected Danielle Del Sol to lead the historic preservation and economic development organization. Del Sol is an alumna of the Tulane School of Architecture Master of Preservation Studies program and currently teaches as an adjunct lecturer. Before her selection, Del Sol was editor of the PRC’s acclaimed ...

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Alyson Kuba of Nova Southeastern University receives WAMAS Coral Reef Conservation Endowed Student Support Fund

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce that one of its students is the first-ever beneficiary of the WAMAS Coral Reef Conservation Endowed Student Support Fund. The Washington D.C. Area Marine Aquarist Society, Inc. (WAMAS) donated $25,750 to provide support to NSU graduate students enrolled in NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. “I am very grateful to ...

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Chris Lile, former student of Gardner-Webb University, opens doors to big opportunities

The summer before Christopher Lile graduated from Gardner-Webb University, he spent five weeks studying small mammals on the Broad River Greenway and the surrounding area. The research experience helped him secure internships in Indiana and Madagascar. Recently, the Waynesville, N.C., native received another honor for his work. The paper from his project has been published in “Alethia,” the Alpha Chi ...

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Baylor doctoral student Zack Valdez exhibits passion for science as 2018’s Congressional Science Fellow

Zack Valdez, a doctoral candidate in the Institute of Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (TIEEES) at Baylor University, has been selected as a 2018 Congressional Science Fellow as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowships. Valdez’s fellowship is sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America ...

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University of Houston Geology student Vanessa Alejandro incorporates biodiversity in ‘Warriors of the Wild’ classroom program

A few days before the winter holiday, University of Houston Honors College student Vanessa Alejandro saw a New York area code on her ringing cell phone. She knew that the caller would either deliver great news or somewhat disappointing information. Nervously, Alejandro took the call and received an unexpected holiday surprise — Glamour magazine named her as one of the country’s ...

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