December 5, 2016
Scripps College alumna Kate Fehlhaber ’09 and her team of fellow graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UCLA won the Society for Neuroscience ‘Next Generation Award 2016‘ at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego. The students, who specialize in various areas of neuroscience, founded the neuroscience education website, Knowing Neurons, which explains complicated ideas […]
November 21, 2016
Findley Finseth's research program investigates the evolutionary drivers of biodiversity. By complementing modern genomics studies of natural populations with classic genetics experiments, her work offers novel insight into the maintenance of genetic variation, the processes of adaptation and speciation, and the evolution of the genome itself.
October 19, 2016
Associate professor of biology Sarah Gilman has co-authored a paper that was recently published in Nature—Scientific Data about a team of multi-institutional scientists’ use of tiny “robomussels” that serve as a barometer for oceanic climate change.
October 19, 2016
The Claremont University Consortium has received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to help faculty members enhance their teaching through programming, consultation services and support programs. The design of the CTL has been informed by research on teaching and learning centers […]
October 5, 2016
Scripps’ NEW Hall was selected for inclusion in the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild, in the Educational Tours Program. The 2016 expo takes place in October in downtown Los Angeles from October 5–7.
September 27, 2016
Branwen Williams, associate professor of environmental science, was featured in a Mashable.com article that helps explain the five most prevalent climate change phenomena. The popular digital culture and technology magazine quotes Williams extensively, based on her knowledge and in-depth research on the topic of ocean acidification related to temperature change. Williams also gives Mashable readers […]
August 26, 2016
In 2015, Branwen Williams, associate professor of environmental science at the W.M. Keck Science Department, found and collected coralline algae 20 meters beneath the ice in freezing sea water for her research on oceanic climate change, as a grantee of the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. Her work has now been featured by National Geographic in its #bestjobever and Oceans View video series online.
July 11, 2016
NASA’s longest serving female employee, Susan Finley, is a Scripps College alum whose pioneering work as a space engineering specialist is featured in a recent The New York Times article. Finley, 79, was part of the team responsible for monitoring spacecraft Juno’s recent arrival at planet Jupiter. In her five decades at NASA, Finley’s job […]
July 7, 2016
What can humans learn from zebrafish? According to Amanda Maheras ’17, apparently quite a lot. As Maheras explains, “Zebrafish brains have the capacity to regenerate, so we can utilize zebrafish as a model organism to better understand brain regeneration and repair. This not only provides insight into human concussions, but also other neurological disorders.”
June 6, 2016
Pandwe Gibson ’04, founder, CEO, and executive director of EcoTech Visions, an incubator for green manufacturing businesses, shares progress of her vision that became a reality in interview with the Miami Herald.