Congratulations to Sciences and Mathematics (SAM) Assistant Professor John Finke on his recent publication in Human Antibodies. The title of his article is “Modulators of IgG penetration through the blood-brain barrier: Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease immunotherapy”
You can access the article HERE
Congratulations to UW Tacoma Senior Lecturer, Linda Dawson for the upcoming release of her new book “The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration” to be released at the end of the month by Springer.
The book is written by a graduate from NASA Langley Research Center, this book offers a complete overview of all of NASA’s next steps in space, including how future space exploration is to be funded and how space tourism is to be regulated. Dawson’s book summarized future space exploration plans in development both in the US an abroad, including the increased shift to space privatization as changes in NASA’s mission bring it into partnership with commercial space companies. The book considered the US political climate regarding its tolerance for risk in space travel and whether the US will continue to invest in the space arena, as the SpaceShip Two crash illustrates why mistakes become deadly.
In order to tell this story, it is important to understand the politics of space as well as the dangers, why it is so difficult to explore and utilize the resources of space. Some past and reent triumphs and failures will be discussed, pointing the way to a successful space policy that includes taking risks but also learning to to mitigate them.
For more information please click HERE.
The Peace Community Center has been funded to provide before, during, and after-school enrichment programs for the K-12 students of Tacoma. They’ve work with these kids from Kindergarten all the way up to college, and many of the attendees come back as college students to intern with them and work with future generations of K-12 kids!
McCarver Elementary is one of the places that these enrichment programs are held (the elementary enrichments specifically), which is where my students and I were every Monday in November from 4-5pm. We did different chemistry (and general science) demos and activities with the kids each week (I have everything written down in terms of activities/demos with the schedule), and I will be partnering with them in the future for more enrichment programs!
Originally I intended to have faculty volunteer to help out, but because of busy schedules I ended up having some of my TESC141 students volunteer (no incentives needed, it was amazing!!), and they worked with the kids and had an absolute blast!!
Dr. Bonnie Becker (Associate Professor in Sciences and Mathematics of SIAS is working with the Museum of Glass as the science curator for “Into the Deep”, an exhibit of glass about the ocean.
Discover the connection between art and zoology with University of Washington, Tacoma, professor Bonnie Becker. There is a little known, but long-standing, relationship between art and invertebrate zoology. Probably the most famous artistic representation of an invertebrate is Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, although humans have been creating images of marine invertebrates for thousands of years. When studying organisms like marine invertebrates, scientists need to have an eye for detail, an ability to describe complex structures, and a recognition of the relationship between form and function. Because of this, there are many examples of zoologists who dabble in art and artists who dabble in zoology. This talk will take a closer look at the science and art of animals without backbones.
Free with admission.
Follow the below link to read about some of SIAS Assistant Professors and the literature they have published!
Congratulations to Dr. Jim Gawel! “Dr. Gawel has devoted himself to creating connections and building pathways to science careers for students in local communities. He creates partnerships with K-12 and community colleges, launched the South Sound Sustainability Expo, employs Tacoma high school students in his scientific research, and builds middle school students’ interest in science and scientific inquiry.”
For more information on Dr. Gawel’s award and other awards given, please visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/chancellor/2016-community-engagement-award
Congratulations to UW Tacoma SAM Lecturer Emily Cilli-Turner for being selected as a TIMES (Teaching Inquiry-oriented Mathematics: Establishing Supports) teaching fellow for summer and next year!