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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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Feeling the pinch: Questions about this year's flu vaccine and research on the COVID-19 vaccine
Feeling the pinch: Questions about this year's flu vaccine and research on the COVID-19 vaccine
September 16, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls into flu season, eyes all over the world are looking toward vaccines. Medical professionals are urging...
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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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Missouri could see more tropical cyclones
Missouri could see more tropical cyclones
September 1, 2020
Tropical Cyclone Laura strengthened into a hurricane before landfall in Louisiana. I weakened to a tropical storm as it headed north and east...
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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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Communicating Climate Science in Missouri
Communicating Climate Science in Missouri
August 25, 2020
Researchers are constantly learning more about the impacts of climate change, but findings tend to be complex and nuanced. Personal beliefs...
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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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Precision Health Briefing
Precision Health Briefing
August 21, 2020
As we learn more about the human genome, doctors and researchers can use genetic information to create customized medical cures for patients....
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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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2020 Missouri Primary Recap
2020 Missouri Primary Recap
August 6, 2020
Missouri’s primary elections took place on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. In addition to choosing party candidates for statewide and local...
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Are there benefits to having kids in school during a pandemic?
Are there benefits to having kids in school during a pandemic?
August 5, 2020
Parents, teachers, and policymakers are grappling with the reality of COVID-19 this school year. As schools open all over the country, many...
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Four states launch science policy fellowship programs in 2020
Four states launch science policy fellowship programs in 2020
August 3, 2020
This year, four states will kick off state-level, non-partisan science and technology policy fellowship programs – Idaho, Missouri, North...
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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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Election Security Briefing
Election Security Briefing
July 24, 2020
Did you know that there are evidence-based strategies to secure elections? Elections and voting are fundamental components of the American...
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K-12 Teachers Say They Need More Guidance With COVID-19
K-12 Teachers Say They Need More Guidance With COVID-19
July 22, 2020
Most K through 12 students in Missouri are heading back to class in late August this year. Today, in late July would usually be a time of...
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