Encouraging Sustainable Action in a New Generation

Meet Missouri Scientist Dr. Caroline Davies, Ph.D. Written by Madalynn Owens, MOST PR Assistant “We are in a climate crisis and we absolutely have to deal with it,” Dr. Caroline Davies, Ph.D. said. “COVID-19 wasn’t even a warm-up for what’s coming next. We have to absolutely change how we’re doing things.” Dr. Davies has many responsibilities … Continue reading Encouraging Sustainable Action in a New Generation

Connecting People and Science Across Missouri

Meet Missouri Scientist, Zack Miller Written by Madalynn Owens, MOST PR Assistant Zack Miller is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the Division of Biological Sciences who seeks to better understand the impacts of climate change on important ecological interactions, such as pollination. Zack says his interest in nature was inspired by his experiences outdoors … Continue reading Connecting People and Science Across Missouri

Studying Developing Minds in a Changing World

Meet Missouri Scientist: Elizabeth King, Ph.D. Written by Madalynn Owens, MOST PR Assistant The impacts of schools across the world closing due to the pandemic over the past year have helped many people see the importance that childcare has in society, but there hasn’t been much support for childcare workers and the childcare industry during … Continue reading Studying Developing Minds in a Changing World

Communicating With Humans and Machines

Meet New MOST Policy Fellow and Missouri Scientist, Hannah Elder Hannah Elder is MOST’s newest policy fellow focusing on employment security and insurancewith the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. She is working to organize large amounts of data to be more useful for the Department of Labor employees. “I’m helping their internal staff … Continue reading Communicating With Humans and Machines

The Power of Healthy Relationships

Meet Missouri Scientist, Nanxi Xu. Nanxi Xu is a 4th year Ph.D. student in Developmental Psychology at the University of Missouri (MU) focusing on social and emotional development in children. Nanxi’s research looks to answer how early childhood experiences impact people and their relationships throughout their life.  “I really enjoy working with family and kids,” … Continue reading The Power of Healthy Relationships