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The Discipline of Giving Back: Scientific community service opportunities at Yale

The Discipline of Giving Back: Scientific community service opportunities at Yale

By combining community service, a science education, mentorship, and simple genuine fun, organizations such as SMArT, Demos, Synergy, and Science Saturdays connect undergraduates with students in schools in and around New Haven.

Inquiring Young Minds: HHMI/YCDRF Research Symposium

Inquiring Young Minds: HHMI/YCDRF Research Symposium

The annual research symposium for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Future Scientists Program and the Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship took place on December 3, 2008.

Undergraduate Profile: Adam Bouland SM ’09:  “From Maryland to Marshall Scholar”

Undergraduate Profile: Adam Bouland SM ’09: “From Maryland to Marshall Scholar”

Adam Bouland, a 2009 Marshall Scholar, began his research career in high school at the Army Research Lab, and now plans to study math and physics at Cambridge University.

Alumnus Profile: Cheryl Hayashi SM ’88: “From Science Hill to Spider Silk Studies”

Alumnus Profile: Cheryl Hayashi SM ’88: “From Science Hill to Spider Silk Studies”

Cheryl Hayashi SM ’88 (Ph.D. ’96), a 2007 MacArthur Fellow, has had a lifelong curiosity about nature, and a Yale campus job feeding a spider colony in a lab eventually propelled her into research on spider silk.

Particle Accelerators: Accelerating Our Knowledge of Fundamental Units of Matter

Particle Accelerators: Accelerating Our Knowledge of Fundamental Units of Matter

Particle accelerators allow scientists to give small-massed particles, such as protons and electrons, a substantial amount of kinetic energy to collide with targets in order to study subatomic particles.

Everyday Q&A: How do SSRIs work?

Everyday Q&A: How do SSRIs work?

The most popular type of antidepressant today is the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), such as Prozac, Zoloft, or Lexapro, introduced in 1987.

Everyday Q&A: How does mobile Internet work?

Everyday Q&A: How does mobile Internet work?

The invention of mobile internet brings the capabilities of web browsing to people anywhere by connecting mobile devices to existing cellular networks via a Global Systems for Mobile Communication (GSM) network.

Everyday Q&A: How does aging affect memory?

Everyday Q&A: How does aging affect memory?

In general, older people have more difficulty learning new things, retrieving old information, and multitasking. In order to understand what causes this weakening, we must first understand how memory works.