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Nobel Prize Winner Wieman Delivers Plenary Talk at UTeach Conference

Nobel Prize Winner Wieman Delivers Plenary Talk at UTeach Conference

“A Scientific Approach to Learning and Teaching Science,” the subject of Nobel Prize recipient Carl Wieman who kicks off the annual national UTeach conference.

The 'Gold' Standard

The 'Gold' Standard

Chemistry professor and undergraduates research platinum-based fuel cells with advanced computing technologies through the Freshman Research Initiative.

Fish Labs: Students Innovating Early

Fish Labs: Students Innovating Early

The Freshman Research Initiative is increasing graduation rates and encouraging students to further their education in the sciences in graduate school.

College Readiness: Preparing Students for the University Curriculum

College Readiness: Preparing Students for the University Curriculum

Helping students before Day One with on-line tutorials and peer mentors can help increase graduation rates and retention in science and math majors.

Snapshot: Shannon Allport

Snapshot: Shannon Allport

An audio slideshow glimpse into the life of biology major Shannon Allport, who has chosen to become a champion of diversity on campus.

Alan Cline Steps Down as Director of the Dean's Scholars Honors Program

Alan Cline Steps Down as Director of the Dean's Scholars Honors Program

After 20 years as director of the Dean’s Scholars Honors program, computer scientist Alan Cline is handing over the reins of the program to biologist David Hillis.

The Winners Are

Congratulations to our recent award winners in the College of Natural Sciences! Steve Lu and Eileen Martin have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Read more... Genevieve Allen, a Dean’s Scholars Honors Biology major, has been selected as a 2011...
Natural Sciences Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Natural Sciences Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Undergraduates Steve Lu and Eileen Martin awarded the premier undergraduate award in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

Biology Student Awarded Truman Scholarship To Support Graduate Study in Public Health

Allen was recognized by the selection committee for her research on seasonal and pandemic influenza, which she conducted while interning over two summers at the National Institutes of Health.

Cool Class: Physics for Smarties

When Plan II Liberal Arts students reach their junior year, they each pass through what many perceive as a trial by fire: Plan II Physics. The class, taught by physics professor Austin Gleeson, has a reputation for scrambling students' brains and shaking the very foundation of everything they think they know. Throughout the semester, Gleeson and...Mylar Balloon