STEM (page 5)

February 18, 2021

7C Hackathon: Hacking for Black Lives

With the goal of using technology to create a community that combats racism and racial inequality, the Hackathon arrives just in time for Black History Month.

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December 10, 2020

Environmental Chemistry Students Collaborate Overseas to Revive Bangkok Canals

With funding from The Claremont College’s EnvironLab Asia initiative, a laboratory that links knowledge with practice, environmental chemistry students from Scripps, Pitzer, and Claremont McKenna teamed up with graduate-level design students at Bangkok’s King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) to conceptualize methods of reviving the canal metropolis.

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November 20, 2020

Kitchen Chromatography and Virtual Escape Rooms: Chemistry Faculty Adapt to Remote Instruction

Natalie Tsai ’22 said the class has inspired her to become more involved with chemistry-related research, specifically antibiotic discovery. “This course showed me the multitude of ways that chemists can make an impact in their communities,” she said.

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August 25, 2020

New Data Science Minor Launches at Scripps

Heeding increased student interest and mindful of trends in how data is analyzed and implemented across fields and industries, this fall, Scripps instituted a data science (DS) minor, one of the few offered at liberal arts colleges nationwide.

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August 7, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Christopher Towse, Professor of Mathematics, Named Herron Family Endowed Chair in Mathematics

For Professor of Mathematics Christopher Towse, who was appointed this summer to the Herron Family Endowed Chair in Mathematics, partnering with students to explore theoretical concepts is vital to his teaching and research. “At Scripps, math makes the most sense when there’s lots of student involvement,” he says.

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July 24, 2020

Student Spotlight: Sophia Albanese ’21 Explores Impact of Cellular Stress

Long before starting at Scripps, biology major Sophia Albanese ’21 knew scientific exploration would be in her future. The child of an attorney and a chemist, she “grew up surrounded by science and law,” and in middle school got her first glimpse of how she could pursue this goal at the W.M. Keck Science Center during a tour of The Claremont Colleges.

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July 20, 2020

Anna Burns ’22 Explores the Use of Drone Technology to Measure Air Quality in Summer Research Project

This summer, Anna Burns ’22 is examining potential methods to evaluate and reduce negative impacts within agriculture. She’s working with Marc Los Huertos, the Stephen M. Pauley, MD ’62 Associate Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College, who’s exploring the possibility of using drone technology to measure particulate matter emissions, such as air pollution, on crop and cattle farms in California.

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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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