Kevin Covey

Science is at its heart a treasure hunt.

A pair of astrophysicists, Carles Badenes of the University of Pittsburgh and Todd Thompson of Ohio State University, showed the value of pursuing the treasure of hidden knowledge in a paper published recently.

With the help of a team of…

Three years ago, Carles Badenes and his fellow astrophysicist Todd Thompson were at a conference where researchers were invited to put together impromptu proposals — pitched and awarded in the same weekend — in hopes of getting a small amount of seed funding to pursue a “crazy idea.”

But…

Students from Western Washington University’s chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) attended the 2017 SACNAS national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah last month.

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to racial and…

Editor’s note: The following article was written as an assignment in Regina Barber DeGraaff and Melissa Rice’s PHYS 497: Science Communication course by senior Physics major Holly Christenson.

 

Western Washington University student Martin Fernandez, a graduating…

Western Washington University's Regina Barber DeGraaff never really thought about hosting her own radio show, but her curiosity in science and her desire to make the subject more accessible to all helped influence her decision to start the show “Spark Science.”

DeGraaff…

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