Maureen Wins Fellowship

The Loh Down on Science is proud to announce that writer and Managing Editor, Maureen Purcell, has been awarded a fellowship! As a Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) Fellow, Maureen will receive training in evidence-based teaching strategies and the unique tools and techniques for making high quality remote

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Hiver Wins Fellowship

Hive writer Racine Rangel was recently awarded a Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) Fellowship at UC Irvine! This fellowship helps graduate students learn valuable skills around online pedagogy and distance learning. Racine will be working with faculty throughout Biological Sciences to help enrich online learning for all future students here at UCI.

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Writer Awarded Fellowship

Chris Toh, Hive writer extraordinaire, was recently awarded the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) Fellowship at UC Irvine. DTEI Fellows will work with faculty to develop online courses for the 2020-21 academic year. Chris will receive training from DTEI in fundamentals of pedagogy and remote learning as well

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Hiver Heidi Waite Wins Fellowship

Hive writer Heidi Waite has received the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. This gives her 3 years of funding to advance in her Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program! The goal of the fellowship is to increase diversity in the college and universities by increasing the number of diverse professors and PhD

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The One Ring

You too can be LORD of the RINGS! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. This spring’s fashion statement? Wearable tech! Smart watches, clothing, earbuds… now smart RINGS?! Shwetak Patel’s team at University of Washington developed new technology that would thrill even Gollum! Inspired by smart

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Creature Feature

Got scary movies on the brain? Mmm…. BRAAAAIIINS….! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We’re fascinated by cinema ghosts, ghouls – and zombies! Is it the thrill, or just masochism? Matthew Hudson and colleagues from the University of Turku investigated. They screened a scary-movie double

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Hiver Brenna Biggs at Grad Slam!

Brenna Biggs, one of our LDOS managing editors, was selected to present her research at the UCI Grad Slam Finals! Brenna presented a 3-minute talk, titled “Dairy Air: Old MacDonald Has A Problem,” in front of hundreds of people and judges representing different sectors in Orange County. She won second

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Now You See Me

Now you see it, now you don’t! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying….PRESTO! Ever seen a magician make something… disappear? What’s the secret?  Magic lever? Hidden trap door? We know the disappearing act is always just that… an ACT. Until now! Paul Kohl and

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Dance Pants

Bellbottoms, knee-highs, and perms, oh my! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Fashion – it NEVER stops changing! What used to be HIP is now squaresville. And technology moves even faster than style. Who can keep up? Ramses Martinez and his team at Purdue University

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Vampire Bacteria

I VANT to suck your… biofuel? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Algae can be made into a biofuel that’s greener than gasoline – literally! But a mysterious killer has been sucking its life out. What causes these healthy aquatic creatures to become a rotting

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