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Isobel served as a senior editor on The Herald's 125th editorial board in 2015. Before assuming this role, she was a science and research editor and a senior staff writer with the science and research beat. Isobel is a cognitive science concentrator, focusing on social development in young children. Originally from Massachusetts, Isobel enjoys pescatarian cooking, traveling to new places (especially beaches), the Red Sox and swimming.

Articles by Isobel Heck (44)

The CubeSat team leaders, clockwise from top left: Hannah Varner  ’14, Emily Gilbert ’14, Casey Meehan ’15, Tyler Del Sesto ’14 and Kelly Hering ’14.

Science & Research

NASA selects student satellite for space launch

February 19, 2014 Comments are Disabled

By 2017, people will be able to look into space and see a satellite created by Brown students shining as brightly as the North Star.

Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup: Feb. 12, 2014

February 12, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Christopher Moore, associate professor of neuroscience, received a $150,000 grant from the Brain Research Foundation, the Providence Journal reported.

Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup: Jan. 29, 2014

January 29, 2014 Comments are Disabled

Professor Emeritus of Medical Science Milton Hamolsky died Jan. 18 after a lifetime of accomplishment in the medical field.

Student research thrives, but number involved unknown

Science & Research

Student research thrives, but number involved unknown

December 6, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Students who seek rewarding opportunities can find them, faculty members said.

Researchers from MIT will collaborate with 19 Brown researchers to explore questions on human space travel.

Science & Research

SSERVI to explore infinity and beyond

November 15, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Brown and MIT researchers will collaborate to further space exploration.

Students from Brown and Stanford joined Lynn Rothschild, an adjuct professor of biology and biochemistry and astrobiologist/evolutionary biologist at NASA Ames, at her lab in California to design four projects.

Science & Research

Brown, Stanford unite to reach world finals in synthetic biology competition

November 6, 2013 1 comment

Though the iGEM team did not win any prizes this year, it will send a project on a space mission.

One third of undergraduates reported feeling unprepared to concentrate in STEM fields based on their high school educations.

Science & Research

Lacking foundation, minorities struggle in STEM fields

October 31, 2013 1 comment
This article is part of the series Missing Scientists

Students said campus culture and insufficient preparation often impeded success.

The origin of the Higgs boson’s discovery remains contested: Three papers about this particle were published in 1964 in the Physical Review Letters. Scientists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert were ultimately honored.

Science & Research

Physics professor not included in Nobel Prize spotlight

October 11, 2013 Comments are Disabled

The more collaborative nature of science means not all researchers could be honored.

Science & Research

Grant creates new brain science center

September 13, 2013 Comments are Disabled

The center will be an umbrella for five projects in executive brain functions.

Professor of Anthropology Douglas Anderson’s relationship with the local people of Kiana, Alas., helped the team’s excavation process progress.

Science & Research

Alaska dig unearths old potential Arctic trade routes

September 6, 2013 Comments are Disabled

Clues found during the anthropological excavation reveal new information on Native American trade.

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