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
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
Brenna was awarded the UCI Carbon Offsets Fellowship under the Carbon Neutrality Initiative. She will help decrease harmful emissions at UCI by researching and recommending practices to make UCI net carbon neutral. Way to go Brenna!!
Krista Fruehauf published a scientific paper on targeted drug therapies using polymers. 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 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
The Loh Down on Science has t-shirts! How better to be a Hive than to dress alike? 😉 Designed and modeled by managing editor Sarah Block!
One of our former managing editors, Lauren Fleming (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 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
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
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