Research Roundup


The latest scientific discoveries, straight from members of the University Research Magazine Association. The following is a selection of the most recent stories from URMA members’ magazines.

The Illinois State University Planetarium will present two different full-dome video shows on weekends through May 6. Revealing Light's Secrets: The Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, will run at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Flight Adventures will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Revealing Light's Secrets explores spectroscopy, the science of light. Viewers will [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Illinois State University
Judges at Penn State Beaver's annual Undergraduate Exhibition -- where students showcase their research, outreach and creative work -- handed out seven awards in five categories on April 26. [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Research at Penn State
Freeze frame of physicist Tulika Bose
Boston University physicist Tulika Bose explains why there's more than one large, general-purpose particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Physicist Tulika Bose of the CMS experiment at CERN explains how the CMS and ATLAS experiments complement one another at the Large Hadron [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Eric M. Miller, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Penn State Berks, qualified for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Challenge for a lightweight, low-cost, longer lasting and fully mobile lower leg prosthetic he is designing and creating based on his interest in biomechanics. [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Research at Penn State
The next round of proposal submission deadlines for the National Institutes of Health will be in June. The Research Project (R01) grant is an award made to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing the investigator's specific interest and competencies, based [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Illinois State University
For the first time, a UT professor has received a major Carnegie fellowship. Nicknamed "the brainy awards," the fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Nathan J. Kelly, associate professor of political science, has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Research [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee Research Press Releases
Being first in a new ecosystem provides major advantages for pioneering species, but the benefits may depend on just how competitive later-arriving species are. That is among the conclusions in a new study testing the importance of “first arrival” in controlling adaptive radiation of species, a hypothesis famously proposed for [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
Three UT research projects recently received awards for their efforts in combating cancer. [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee Research Press Releases
Header: Archeology meets particle physics
Undergraduates search for hidden tombs in Turkey using cosmic-ray muons. While the human eye is an amazing feat of evolution, it has its limitations. What we can see tells only a sliver of the whole story. Often, it is what is on the [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Afro-Atlantic Flight
Author: Michelle Commander, associate professor of English Publication Date: 2017 Publisher: Duke University Press Synopsis: In Afro-Atlantic Flight, Michelle Commander traces how post-civil rights Black American artists, intellectuals, and travelers envision literal and figurative flight back to Africa as a means by which to heal the dispossession caused by the slave trade. Through [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: University of Tennessee – Quest