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July 9, 2020

Empowering the Rising Generation of STEM Leaders

“The general population has these preconceived notions that leadership means ‘CEO, white, male, wealthy, and corporate.’ We’re trying to break down those notions and teach that leadership looks very different if we push down those barriers,” says Vicki Klopsch, the executive director of the Laspa Center for Leadership, Scripps’ women’s leadership center, which has been bringing students to the PLEN seminar for three years running.

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June 23, 2020

Focus on the Faculty: Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Diane Thomson

California’s wildfires are notorious for their power to wreak phenomenal damage and devastation. But when an accidental blaze burned portions of Claremont’s Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station (BFS) in 2013, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Diane Thomson and her students worked to generate something positive from the situation by collecting valuable data about the fire’s effects on the natural landscape.

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June 15, 2020

Corine Astroth ’21 Coauthors Paper, Published in Diversity, on Divergent Plant Lineages in Sub-Saharan Africa

Corine Astroth ’21 coauthored a paper, recently published in Diversity, on the divergent lineages and evolutionary relationships of Monechma, an ecologically important plant group in sub-Saharan Africa. The different lineages of Monechma are present in noticeably different regions in and around the Namib Desert, including both savanna and succulent biomes.

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June 3, 2020

Science with Soul

As the world becomes increasingly globalized and virus transmission occurs more easily across continents, medical research scientists are focusing on treatments that provide positive health outcomes for the greatest number of people. In true liberal arts tradition, three Scripps chemists—a professor, a student, and an alumna—are using their research to make medications safer, advocate for more inclusive clinical trials, and improve conditions for humankind.

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May 4, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Assistant Professor of Physics Sarah Marzen

Last fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications sat down with Sarah Marzen to discuss humans’ ability to predict the world around them.

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April 28, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Assistant Professor of Physics Janet Sheung

This fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications sat down with Janet Sheung to discuss math, painting, and how life has a will of its own—even at the cellular level.

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April 10, 2020

Six Scripps Students and Alumnae Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Recognition

Six Scripps students and alumnae received recognition from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which supports outstanding students who are pursuing or plan to pursue research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

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March 23, 2020

Mikayla Chang ’20’s Eye-Opening Senior Thesis

Prior to obtaining an unexpected research opportunity with Associate Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz, Mikayla Chang ’20 had never truly considered the human eyeball. But that’s all it took for her eyes to open to the complexities and wonder of this sensory phenomenon.

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February 26, 2020

Chemistry Cookbook Serves Up Global Food and Global Good

In 2019, the Keck Science Chemistry Club gave new meaning to the phrase “experimental cooking” with their Chemistry Charity Cookbook. This cookbook was compiled by the members of the club under the supervision of Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel, who started the club during her first year as a faculty advisor.

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February 14, 2020

Professor Melissa Coleman’s Paper on Zebra Finches, Co-Authored with Students and Alumnae, Shortlisted for Journal of Experimental Biology Prize

Associate Professor of Biology Melissa Coleman’s paper on the mating song preference of zebra finches was shortlisted for the Journal of Experimental Biology’s Outstanding Paper Prize.

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