Rising senior Manuel Contreras was in Washington Thursday, taking part in a White House “Beating the Odds” panel with First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and musical artist Wale. Contreras is a co-founder of 1vyG, an organization that supports first-generation college students.
After a public outcry over the destruction from Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana created a panel of experts to study the loss of coastal wetlands that absorb such storms. When the panel’s vice chair, John Barry ’68, sued oil and gas companies to pay for restoring the wetlands they'd destroyed, he unleashed a political hurricane that is still battering the state.
Revolutionizing a revolutionary technology The revolution that optogenetics technology has brought to biology — neuroscience in particular — could be transformed all over again if a new project getting underway at Brown University and Central Michigan University (CMU) is successful. http://bit.ly/1f76NDv
A slow return Zinc oxide nanowires return to shape slowly after being bent. That property, called anelasticity, suggests that nanowires might be good in applications that require absorption of shocks or vibrations. Zhu lab / NC State ...
Deborah Schimberg ‘79, founder of an all-natural candy company whose products include Glee Gum, has been a ‘serial social entrepreneur’ for decades. Find out how her many companies became vehicles for change in the world. (via Brown Alumni Association)