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Undergrad profile: Sun Lee, SY ’09

Undergrad profile: Sun Lee, SY ’09

Last March, Sun Lee, SY ’09, found herself with fourteen other Yalies, a professor, and a guide in the rainforest of Peru, slashing her way through the underbrush in search of plants. As part of the Rain Forest Expedition course,

Departmental notes: Environmental Engineering

Departmental notes: Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering Professor Julie Zimmerman and Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics Shelia Olmstead have received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study water management issues in the Great Lakes system, one of the largest freshwater systems

Departmental notes: Physics

Departmental notes: Physics

Assistant Professor Physics Richard Easther recently received a 5-year National Science Foundation Career Award. Easther’s research focuses on theoretical elementary particles, such as superstring theory and cosmology. Charles University recently awarded the 2008 Commemorative Medal to Gibbs Professor of Physics

Statins have once again hit the news

Statins have once again hit the news

Last year, statins made headlines when they appeared on Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s 20 Best Selling Drugs.” Pfizer’s Lipitor came in first place with a whopping $8.4 billion worth of sales, and Merck’s Zocor came in second with $4.4

The Art of Science and the Science of Art

The Art of Science and the Science of Art

Anthony Zee’s Fearful Symmetry: the Search for Beauty in Modern Physics distinguishes itself in its attempt to construct a way of seeing that uses both scientific and artistic approaches.

Departmental Notes: Engineering

Departmental Notes: Engineering

Kim Woodrow, a postdoctoral fellow of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded the L’Oréal USA 2007 Fellowship for Women in Science. Developed to support female scientists just beginning their careers, the prestigious fellowship is awarded to only five

Alumni Profile: Leah Barton ’97

Alumni Profile: Leah Barton ’97

Leah Barton ’97 has taken her Chemical Engineering degree into the business world. As one of only four chemical engineering majors in her class, Barton felt the program, which was challenged by its smaller numbers in the 90’s, set the

Everyday Q & A: Is it safe to sit in front of the microwave?

Everyday Q & A: Is it safe to sit in front of the microwave?

In culinary spheres, a microwave oven is frowned upon. Nevertheless, it has become an integral part of the kitchen. Owing to the fact that its function is based on a form of electromagnetic radiation, concerns about its possible health hazards

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

Time is a great equalizer: Every one of us, from postal worker to president, is allotted the same twenty-four hours each day to do with as we see fit. Or so we think. For, even time—that one possession that no

Undergraduate Profile: Aaron Ring BR ’08

Undergraduate Profile: Aaron Ring BR ’08

When Aaron Ring ’08 left his home in Washington for Yale, he knew that he wanted to do at least two things: research and music. Nearly four years later, Ring has turned his full focus to researching the genetic triggers