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Compassion Behind the Numbers
Compassion Behind the Numbers
September 8, 2021
Meet Missouri Scientist, Xavier Ransome Treating people with kindness has been a pillar of Xavier Ransome’s upbringing. He credits his...
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The Power of Healthy Relationships
The Power of Healthy Relationships
February 13, 2021
Nanxi Xu is a 4th year Ph.D. student in Developmental Psychology at the University of Missouri (MU) focusing on social...
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Childhood Inspires a Career in Science
Childhood Inspires a Career in Science
January 10, 2021
She’d stare into his eyes and make little vocalization noises as she tried to “talk” to him. “Clearly she was intelligent,” Benton...
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Preparing Girls to be Future Scientists
Preparing Girls to be Future Scientists
December 22, 2020
Abby Sciuto working the behind the scenes of murder investigations in her fictional crime lab were Cynthia Chapple’s favorite parts of the...
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Environmental Health is Changing Health Care for Women
Environmental Health is Changing Health Care for Women
December 8, 2020
As a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC) and attorney, Sue Kendig has combined her passion for public health and...
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Using Communication to Show that Science Isn’t Boring
Using Communication to Show that Science Isn’t Boring
November 21, 2020
Scientist, science writer, communicator, teacher and entrepreneur are just a few ways to describe doctoral candidate Rosie Dutt. Since she...
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Paving the way for future scientists
Paving the way for future scientists
October 28, 2020
A summer internship program aimed at getting underrepresented minority students interested in science careers helped shape her future....
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Learning English to Help Manage Cancer
Learning English to Help Manage Cancer
October 20, 2020
Growing up in a small village in northern India near the Himalayan sea by the Nepal border Pawan Upadhyay, Ph.D. said science was a very...
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‘Spelling as a Linguistic Skill’ Makes for an ‘Incredibly Fulfilling’ Journey
‘Spelling as a Linguistic Skill’ Makes for an ‘Incredibly Fulfilling’ Journey
October 6, 2020
As a scientist, affecting children’s lives and the enthusiasm of teachers and clinicians is an exciting result of her research, said Julie...
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Love of Fishing was the Path to Science Career
Love of Fishing was the Path to Science Career
September 28, 2020
As a kid he spent a lot of time outside in nature fishing with his family. His uncle, an aquatic biologist, explained to him he could study...
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Unique Path to Research
Unique Path to Research
September 22, 2020
Embrace your non-traditional path is the advice Beth Prusaczyk, Ph.D. would give to graduate students and future researchers. As a...
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Missouri Native Applies Scientific Knowledge to Positively Impact her State
Missouri Native Applies Scientific Knowledge to Positively Impact her State
September 13, 2020
As a kid, Jenny Bratburd, Ph.D., was a voracious reader. She remembers her grandfather giving her the book, Secret Agents: The Menace of...
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MOST Policy Fellow Uses Science to Communicate Complicated Technical Subjects
MOST Policy Fellow Uses Science to Communicate Complicated Technical Subjects
September 8, 2020
Josh Mueller, Ph.D., was fascinated by math and science in high school because it was exciting to discover that scientists could prove...
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Building the Gap Between Research and Policy to Support Healthy Behaviors
Building the Gap Between Research and Policy to Support Healthy Behaviors
August 31, 2020
Jillian Barnas, Ph.D. became involved in research as an undergraduate and discovered she enjoyed asking critical questions and being able to...
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Service through Science - Meet Missouri Scientist, Dr. Peter Raven
Service through Science - Meet Missouri Scientist, Dr. Peter Raven
August 22, 2020
Peter Raven, Ph.D., started working at the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1971 where he engaged with people about science, the garden, and...
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Love of Science Leads to a Promising Policy Career
Love of Science Leads to a Promising Policy Career
August 19, 2020
Brittany Whitley, Ph.D. will bring her background as a scientist and policy director to the inaugural class of Missouri Science and...
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Missouri Science and Technology Policy Fellow Makes America her Home
Missouri Science and Technology Policy Fellow Makes America her Home
August 11, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. (Aug. 7, 2020) - Eleni Galata Bickell was raised in a family who trained her to work to measure success based on the impact she...
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Meet Missouri Scientist, Dr. Jahnke, a Student-Centered Dean
Meet Missouri Scientist, Dr. Jahnke, a Student-Centered Dean
August 1, 2020
Tamera Jahnke, Ph.D., has been with the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at the Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri for...
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Meet Missouri Engineer, Dr. Casey Canfield
Meet Missouri Engineer, Dr. Casey Canfield
July 25, 2020
Casey Canfield is an assistant professor in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering  at Missouri University of Science and...
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Meet a Missouri Scientist: Dan English
Meet a Missouri Scientist: Dan English
July 17, 2020
Dan English followed a circuitous path to becoming a scientist and the Missouri Local Science Engagement Network Coordinator for the MOST...
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