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.

Global Programs travel grant applications are now open to faculty and graduate students. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Research at Penn State
Three horizontal tracks on a blue background
CERN and Fermilab announce a big step forward for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Dion Vlachos leads $12.8 million Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation grant [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
Source: University of Delaware
Careful sample preparation, electron tomography and quantitative analysis of 3D models provides unique insights into the inner structure of reverse osmosis membranes widely used for salt water desalination wastewater recycling and home use, according to a team of chemical engineers. [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
Source: Research at Penn State
At the University of Delaware, undergraduate students are offered an expansive menu of research and service opportunities from the laboratories to the fields. This summer, more than 500 undergrads took advantage of the unique opportunity to enhance their education by participating in hands-on, cutting-edge discoveries with renowned faculty and researchers. [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
Source: University of Delaware
Two women painting a mural
A year ago, Hurricane Maria laid waste to Puerto Rico. The hurricane caused a reported 2,975 deaths and a mass exodus of residents. An Illinois State master's student in art education spent part of the summer break helping a community on the island rebuild. Mary Beth Breshears traveled to Puerto Rico [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
Source: Illinois State University
Undergraduate students from around the United States spent their summer learning about cell manufacturing research. They worked in laboratories at Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and the University of Wisconsin Madison. Bioengineering and Bioscience [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons
Professor Emeritus Fred Smith of Illinois State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology will present “Assessing the Role of Migration in Human Evolutionary History” at the next International Seminar Series at noon Wednesday, September 26. The event which will take place in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center, [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
Source: Illinois State University
An illustration of whales swimming among sensors
Scientists looking for tiny particles off the coast of Italy stumble upon a much bigger research subject. About 60 miles off the southernmost tip of Sicily, in the deepest section of the Mediterranean Sea, strange objects seem to grow. About every 330 feet, [...]
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
Source: Symmetry Magazine
Emory University, Georgia State University and Georgia Tech team up to optimize use of NMR spectrometry What do crab urine, human lymph samples, and eons-old rock records have in common? Hundreds, thousands or more kinds of molecules make them up, so many a [...]
Mon, Sep 10, 2018
Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons