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12.15.2014

Four Teams Win 2014 Scialog Collaborative Innovation Awards

Four ad hoc teams formed during the most recent Scialog conference, held this past October near Tucson, Ariz., have each won $100,000 Collaborative Innovation Awards, according to Richard Wiener, Scialog Program Director, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).

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Four Teams Win 2014 Scialog Collaborative Innovation Awards

 

11.11.2014

In Hot Pursuit of Cost-Effective Solar Power

The path to widespread use of solar energy remains complex, and the lay public still finds it difficult to perceive how our nation can realize the immense potential of converting sunlight into usable power. Nevertheless, results of the 2014 Scialog indicate progress is being made.

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In Hot Pursuit of Cost-Effective Solar Power

 

10.31.2014

Feig Aids Detroit STEM

Cottrell Scholar Andrew Feig, Wayne State University, had a big hand in designing much of the educational agenda that convinced the National Institutes of Health to award a consortium of Wayne State and three other Detroit-area schools $21.2 million over five years to improve student diversity in biochemical research.

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Feig Aids Detroit STEM

 

08.04.2014

The Man Who Lived a Thousand Lives

There is a subtle kind of fame that comes to scientists whose names have been decapitalized, and appear in print as humble, utilitarian watt, ampere, ohm or angstrom. In industrial plants throughout the world, engineers often point out to visitors an indispensable device called a cottrell...

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07.16.2014

Planning, projects, discussions fill 20th-annual CS Conference

The 20th-annual Cottrell Scholar Conference, “Leading Change: Engaging Your Students, Colleagues and the Public to Transform STEM Education,” held in mid-July in Tucson, AZ, continued the RCSA tradition of encouraging innovation at research universities.

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07.09.2014

Cottrell Scholar Conference July 9

A venerable RCSA program celebrates two decades of helping teacher-scholars to improve undergraduate science instruction at America's research universities.

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04.01.2014

A multi-faceted success story

A recent article in ChemistryWorld represents a triumph for undergraduate research as a highly effective way to educate and motivate the next generation of scientists. Prof. Nick Robertson of Northland College in Ashland, WI, tells us his story.

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A multi-faceted success story