Maria shares advice on science communication

Maria Montchal communicates about communication! In a blog post for NeuroCrew, a neuroscience communications agency, she discusses tips for how to write about science in a digestible manner. Maria emphasizes the importance of considering one’s audience and one’s goal ahead of time. She shares some guiding questions that anyone can

Bryce awarded an NSF fellowship

One of our hivers, Bryce Wilson, won a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation! Here is what he has to say about his research: In my lab we study how cells interact with their physical environment. Cells are not only responsive to chemical signals around them, they

Krista’s paper on drug delivery using polymers

Krista Fruehauf published a scientific paper on targeted drug therapies using polymers.Ā Drug delivery relies upon a few different methods, just like how people rely on different forms of transportation. Some are better for the planet or are faster means of crossing large areas. However, unlike the transportation we experience that

Chloe’s success at the Graduate Research Symposium

Chloe Groome took victory in her section at the Associated Graduate Students (AGS) Graduate Research Symposium on April 26, 2019. Her talk was on, “Leaving Platinum Behind: A Path to Affordable Hydrogen Fuel Cells.” She spoke in the Biology, Chemistry, and Medicine category. This annual symposium provides a venue for

LDOS shirts

The Loh Down on Science has t-shirts! How better to be a Hive than to dress alike? šŸ˜‰ Designed and modeled by managing editorĀ Sarah Block!

Hivers win chemistry department awards

One of our former managing editors, Lauren FlemingĀ (left photo), was awarded the E.K.C. Lee fellowship award from the Chemistry department at the Edward K. C. Lee Lecture and Award Dinner on May 22, 2019. The award is given “to support an outstanding student in chemistry” for their research accomplishments. She

Victoria speaks at high school awards dinner

Victoria Lim was selected to give the keynote presentation at the 56th annual Orange County American Chemical Society high school awards dinner on May 21, 2019. This awards dinner honored high school students in Orange County who excelled in their first year chemistry exams, Chemistry Olympiad competitions, and Science Olympiad

“Explained by Nerds”

What exactly is slime? Is activated charcoal the solution to all your health problems? Check out the answers on the YouTube channel, Explained by Nerds! This short video series is produced by one of our hivers, Krista Fruehauf, and award-winning science communicator Megan Newcomb. Their goal is to explain the

Hivers slam dunk at Grad Slam

Four of our very own ascend the ranks at UC Irvine Grad Slam! Contestants are challenged to explain the blood, sweat, and tears of their graduate research in just THREE minutes. The winner goes on to compete in the system-wide competition among all the Universities of California. This year, Karen