Scientist, science writer, communicator, teacher and entrepreneur are just a few ways to describe doctoral candidate Rosie Dutt. Since she was a child, she has been curious about science and fascinated by the brain. “I would ask my parents why people behave the way they do? And why do we experience certain emotions?” she said. … Continue reading Using Communication to Show that Science Isn’t Boring
Last week, our team virtually attended the 2020 National Science Policy Symposium, hosted by the National Science Policy Network. Each year, it is inspirational to be surrounded by early career researchers across the country who are passionate about using science to make better public policies. This year’s theme was “Science Policy for Racial Justice”. The … Continue reading Science Policy for Racial Justice
You may have a toxic build-up of chemicals in your body. EPA reports that nearly every woman, man, and child is exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are human-made chemicals, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and other chemicals.
A summer internship program aimed at getting underrepresented minority students interested in science careers helped shape her future. Kellyann Jones Jamtgaard, Ph.D., attended her first internship the summer before her freshman year of high school, the experiences gave her the mindset that she could pursue a science career. Summer internship paves the science way The … Continue reading Paving the way for future scientists
Article XIV (14) of the Missouri Constitution now allows physicians to prescribe cannabis (medical marijuana) to patients in the Show-Me State. This week (October 19th) medical marijuana dispensaries across the state opened to serve patients.