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.

Seven students in the College of the Liberal Arts participated in the National Science Foundation PIRE program this year, which gave the students financial support to travel internationally to conduct language research. [...]
Fri, Dec 07, 2018
Source: Research at Penn State
Penn State's Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse is seeking to support interdisciplinary teams of Penn State researchers whose work is aimed at combating opioid and other substance abuse. Letters of intent are due Jan. 15. [...]
Fri, Dec 07, 2018
Source: Research at Penn State
Headshot of Professor Thomas McClure
Professor Thomas McClure in the Department of Politics and Government published an article titled “Do Campaign Contributions Create Public Perception of Judicial Bias?” in Judicature. Professor Thomas McClure This study explores the relationship between impartiality ratings of Illinois trial judges and campaign contributions. Regression analysis revealed that judicial candidates' impartiality scores declined as [...]
Thu, Dec 06, 2018
Source: Illinois State University
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What do you give a physicist who helped discover a fundamental particle and jump-started your science career? When Evan Coleman was wrapping up his undergraduate studies in physics at Brown University, he wanted to find something special to give his mentor, Meenakshi Narain. “How [...]
Thu, Dec 06, 2018
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Catalog of Cosmic Cataclysms Helps Establish Gravitational Wave Astronomy
In February 2016, astronomers shook the scientific world with the announcement that they had observed gravitational waves from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe — the collision of two massive black holes, celestial objects so dense that not even light can escape from them. [...]
Wed, Dec 05, 2018
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
Catalog of Cosmic Cataclysms Helps Establish Gravitational Wave Astronomy
In February 2016, astronomers shook the scientific world with the announcement that they had observed gravitational waves from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe — the collision of two massive black holes, celestial objects so dense that not even light can escape from them. [...]
Wed, Dec 05, 2018
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
Two Illinois State University faculty members are the recipients of a Fulbright-Hayes Group Projects Abroad award of nearly $85,000 to help build cultural knowledge of Mexico for use in classrooms. The $84,932 award from the U.S. Department of Education will fund travel and living expenses for a group of 14 area [...]
Wed, Dec 05, 2018
Source: Illinois State University
Wed, Dec 05, 2018
Source: Binghamton University Research
Illustration of an anthropomorphized proton making a surprised face
A proton describes its final moments in the Large Hadron Collider. During its second run, between 2015 and 2018, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN collided about 16 million billion particle pairs. This is the story of one of them. [...]
Tue, Dec 04, 2018
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Binghamton graduate student Marc Francis Hidalgo studies a compound that allows batteries to double their energy capacity. He works with the NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES), a network of professors, research scientists, post-docs and graduate students who aim to improve energy storage, focusing primarily on lithium-ion batteries. These batteries power [...]
Mon, Dec 03, 2018
Source: Binghamton University Research