Two major prizes are signaling a sea change in research culture, according to Nature. One is in neuroscience and the other is in human brain mapping–but both encourage researchers to publish negative results. “Research cannot be self-correcting when information is missing. The sorts of information most likely to stay in the shadows come from the negative results and replication studies that these two prizes put into the limelight.” Read more here.
Disengagement: You know what it looks like. Texting under the desk, looking out the window, passing notes (not the lecture-related kind). Every science educator has struggled at some point with connecting with students—at every age and level. Continue reading Taking Science Out of the Classroom
The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network is offering 10-week summer research research opportunities for about 70 undergraduates across the network’s 14 sites.
Students will be assigned to work on a project in any of several exciting nanotechnology fields, including electrical, chemical, mechanical, and biomedical engineering.
Online application now is live. Apply by February 15, 2015.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Higher Education Research Experiences accepts undergraduate, recent graduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students to participate in research and internships for up to four years, depending on the type of program. Several programs are listed on the website, and deadlines may vary. Below the cut is a quick description of the programs for each academic level.