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NSF-AAAS Student Research Conference Underlines the Importance of Historically Black Colleges

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NSF-AAAS Student Research Conference Underlines the Importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

ATLANTA, Georgia—Historically black colleges and universities play a significant—but often unrecognized—role in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education of minority students in the United States, producing scientists and engineers ready to apply their education to the important problems of the day. These messages were strongly delivered by students and educators at the National Science Foundation's 2008 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program Research Conference, organized by the AAAS.


By AAAS, USA.


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Assistant Prof. Richard Bennett named Burroughs Wellcome Investigator

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Assistant Prof. Richard Bennett named Burroughs Wellcome Investigator

Assistant Professor of Biology Richard Bennett of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in the Division of Biology in Medicine has been named a Burroughs Wellcome Investigator in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease.According to the directors of the fund, Bennett is one of only 14 awardees for 2008 from a pool of 152 applicants. “The fund’s selection was based on the scientific excellence and innovation of your proposal,” the announcement noted, ”the strength of the scholarly environment at your institution, and your own accomplishments as an independent researcher.”


By Brown University, USA.


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Gilad Barnea named one of 20 Pew Scholars in biomedical sciences

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Gilad Barnea named one of 20 Pew Scholars in biomedical sciences

Gilad Barnea, assistant professor of neuroscience, was named one of 20 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences on June 12, 2008, joining a cohort described as “America's most promising scientists.” Barnea’s research focuses on the neural circuits that power a mouse’s sense of smell and how olfactory information moves from the nose to the brain.


By Brown University, USA..


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