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Important women in scientific history

In honor of Women’s History Month, I would like to write about a few of the inspirational women within science who have encouraged me to enter the crazy yet exciting world of microbiology. Some of you out there may think women had no place in writing scientific history. But you would be sadly mistaken, because […]

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March is Women’s History Month, with the Women’s Center hosting multiple events around campus. Michelle Paustenbaugh, chemistry professor at Weber State University, hosted a discussion on the importance of women’s roles in science, technology, engineering and math-related fields. The lecture was question-based, with interaction and discussion revolving around three short videos. Paustenbaugh started the lecture […]

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Economist at WSU studies costs of recycling

Usually environmentalists and government officials are the individuals associated with recycling techniques and practices. Weber State University economics professor Brandon Koford spent his graduate thesis working on the economics of recycling in Lexington, Ky. “As economists, we are concerned with how much ‘bang for your buck’ recycling can have on both the individual and the […]

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Microbes rule, people drool

My vast (yet slightly limited) knowledge of microbial life has led me to one basic conclusion: Microbes rule, people drool. It is a simple concept of Darwin’s survival of the fittest, and let’s face it — people aren’t the fittest. If our core body temperature moves outside of the normal 97.1-100.0 body range, we are not doing […]

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WSU microbiology students present research

Weber State University students from the College of Science’s microbiology department attended the American Society of Microbiology meeting in Pocatello, Idaho, on Saturday. Many students from the department presented undergraduate research through poster presentations to peers and society leaders. Alessia Banning, a senior in microbiology, said presenting research at the meeting has been an eye-opening […]

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To say I had an exciting spring break would be a lie. While most of my friends went off to magical places like San Diego, Mexico or Disneyland, I sat in a laboratory like the nerd that I am. I do take comfort in the fact that the chances of me being the only one […]

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