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Opinion: Teach Philosophy of Science in High School
The pandemic has revealed the importance of preparing students to critically evaluate the conceptual foundations and real-world impact of science.
Opinion: Teach Philosophy of Science in High School
Opinion: Teach Philosophy of Science in High School

The pandemic has revealed the importance of preparing students to critically evaluate the conceptual foundations and real-world impact of science.

The pandemic has revealed the importance of preparing students to critically evaluate the conceptual foundations and real-world impact of science.

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Robert Simoni, Stanford University, biochemistry, cholesterol, cell membrane, obituary
Robert Simoni, Cellular Membrane Biochemist, Dies at 81
Amanda Heidt | Sep 25, 2020 | 3 min read
Simoni spent more than four decades at Stanford University as a teacher, researcher, and administrator in the university’s biology department.
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
Ashley Yeager | Aug 21, 2020 | 2 min read
Thousands of acres have burned across the northern part of the state, forcing the evacuation of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and posing a serious threat to Lick Observatory.
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020 | 4 min read
Junior faculty in particular may lose ground as undergrad students remain barred from university labs.
Amidst Uncertainty, Flexibility Is Key in Higher Ed, Faculty Say
Abby Olena, PhD | Jul 1, 2020 | 8 min read
Life sciences professors and other staff make contingency plans for more coronavirus-related disruptions in the coming school year.
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Catherine Offord | May 13, 2020 | 2 min read
The public university system in California joins a number of colleges planning a virtual semester to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Neurobiologist and Former Stanford President Donald Kennedy Dies
Amy Schleunes | Apr 23, 2020 | 3 min read
Kennedy, who succumbed to COVID-19, served as commissioner of the FDA and editor-in-chief of Science, and is credited with helping to transform Stanford into a top research university.
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Opinion: Making Online Teaching a Success
John D. Loike and Marian Stoltz-Loike | Mar 18, 2020 | 3 min read
Here are the lessons we’ve learned so far about the keys to virtual science education—including what to do about lab classes.
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Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Esther Landhuis | Jun 1, 2019 | 8 min read
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds.
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University of Georgia Entomologist Marianne Shockley Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | May 15, 2019 | 2 min read
The young faculty member was active in outreach and teaching.
Scientists Are Opting for Remote Postdoc Positions
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018 | 9 min read
Technology and family constraints are making the “ghostdoc” more popular, but the setup is not without costs, researchers say.
Santa Fe School Board Opposes State Science Education Standards
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 4, 2017 | 2 min read
Critics of the proposed curriculum say it leaves out important information relating to climate change and evolution.
Opinion: The Sweet Spot on the Teaching-Research Continuum
Nancy Stamp | Sep 2, 2017 | 4 min read
Overseeing assistant professors tasked with teaching freshmen how to conduct research revealed crucial gaps in STEM doctoral education. 
Campus Considerations
Matthew Tuthill | Mar 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Career options and research opportunities at two-year colleges are often underappreciated.
School Teachers Release Invasives
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 9, 2012 | 1 min read
As many as 1,000 different non-native organisms used in the classroom are being released into the wild by school teachers.
Cartographer of Metabolic Pathways Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 4, 2012 | 1 min read
A biochemist who mapped the ways in which molecular pathways interact passed away at age 96.
Opinion: The decline of physiology
R.J. Naftalin | Apr 19, 2011 | 3 min read
Medical schools in the UK are teaching physiology courses primarily focused on clinical applications with much curtailed practical laboratory training to the detriment of medical education
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