Science & Research

Women, minorities face implicit biases in CS

November 19, 2015 0 comments

When Paige Stoermer ’16 walked into her first introductory computer science class she had one question: Where were all the women?

Poll shows 17 percent of undergrads smoke

Poll shows 17 percent of undergrads smoke

November 19, 2015 0 comments
This article is part of the series Fall 2015 Student Poll

Male and international undergraduate students were more likely to smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes despite the known health risks

Research Spotlight: Oberlin GS teaches robots how to lift

November 19, 2015 0 comments

Through practice and play, John Oberlin GS is working to help robots learn how to pick up any number of household objects.

Elliott Rosenberg ’17 received an UTRA to conduct research into Martian valley formation with his adviser, Jim Head.

Planetary research sets sight on Mars

November 17, 2015 0 comments

University researchers in the department of earth, environmental and planetary sciences studying Mars have had a busy month.

CS department raises funds to endow TA positions

November 17, 2015 0 comments

CS announced plans last week to create a $10 million endowment in order to provide funding for undergrad TA’s in all computer science courses.

For CS concentrators, ideas become apps

November 12, 2015 0 comments

The purposes of these apps can start out as simple ideas but transform into major ventures.

Article outlines strategies to lower generic drug prices

November 10, 2015 0 comments

The pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli made headlines this summer when he raised the price of a generic drug by over 5,000 percent.

Students attending Brown Science Prep Saturday visited the Yurt Ultimate Reality Theater and were immersed  in images of the moon and Mars.

Brown Science Prep takes students to Mars

November 10, 2015 0 comments

About 45 high school students visiting Brown walked on the surface of Mars, landed in a crater and suddenly found themselves on the surface of the moon.

Science & Research Roundup: Nov. 10, 2015

November 10, 2015 0 comments

Researchers from the Hasbro Children’s Hospital surveyed children suspected to have appendicitis and their parents to examine perceptions of the condition.

BIBS embarks on search for new director

November 5, 2015 0 comments

BIBS is searching for a new director after Professor of Neuroscience John Donoghue, founder and former director of BIBS, stepped down in January.