A new form of digital philanthropy is using a computer’s unused processing power to help support research on malaria, AIDS and cancer. Yale alum Matthew Blumberg (YC ‘90) is the founder of a nonprofit organization that allows people to volunteer their spare computing power to provide supercomputing resources for scientific research.
Ignoring discouragement, Christine Cunningham (YC ’91) moved on from being a biology major to a life in science education. Through her brainchild Engineering is Elementary, she has shown the world the power of teaching engineering to elementary students.
How do the mind and body interact? Yale alumnus Dr. David Spiegel (YC ’67) draws upon his experiences in both philosophy and psychology to answer this question.
Profile of ’93 alumni, Matt Pharr.
Dr. Robert Needlman, a pediatrician and professor in Cleveland, Ohio, took a noteworthy path from being an English major at Yale to practicing, teaching, and writing about pediatrics. He is known for updating the classic parenting book “Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care.”
Despite the effects of climate change and urban development, National Parks have maintained their role as epicenters of environmental experience and education. Yenyen Chan, a graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, shares her story as a Yosemite park ranger.
An accomplished microbiologist, advocator of science education reform and proponent of increasing diversity in STEM fields, Yale’s Jo Handelsman was nominated to serve as the Associate Director of Science at the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy this summer.