STEM (page 5)

April 12, 2021

Michael Spezio Reviews New Book on Artificial Intelligence in Science Magazine

Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Spezio reviewed* Atlas of AI, a new book on the power, politics, and consequences of artificial intelligence, for Science magazine. “By taking power and materiality seriously and leaving aside questions of what intelligence is, Crawford maps answers to how AI is made and how we are trapped by its making,” Spezio writes.

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April 6, 2021

Spotlight on Seniors: Rui-Jie Yew ’21 Explores the Human Side of Computer Science

Although Yew is majoring in computer science and mathematics through Harvey Mudd College, she credits her Scripps courses, particularly the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, with introducing her to the types of projects and questions that solidified her academic interests.

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April 5, 2021

Sarah Balderston ’18 Contributes to CRISPR Research Published in Nature Biomedical Engineering

Sarah Balderston ’18 was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Biomedical Engineering for her work as part of a larger research team that is exploring the diagnostic capabilities of CRISPR genetic technology.

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April 2, 2021

Scripps Students and Alumnae Lead Research on DNA Conversion Technology in Biochemistry

This past summer, six Scripps students and alumnae from W.M. Keck Science Department Associate Professor of Biochemistry Aaron Leconte’s lab were published in the peer-reviewed journal Biochemistry.

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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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