Morgan State University Is Establishing Three Endowed Chairs in STEM Fields

The Maryland Department of Commerce has announced an award of $3 million in endowment funding to Morgan State University to establish three new research professorships in brain science, psychometrics and predictive analytics, and cybersecurity engineering. The endowments were made through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative (MEI), a state program created to spur basic and applied research…

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How mollusks make pearls so perfect

Researchers have uncovered for the first time how mollusks build ultradurable structures with a level of symmetry that outstrips everything else in the natural world, with the exception of individual atoms. The research could inform future high-performance nanomaterials. “We humans, with all our access to technology, can’t make something with a nanoscale architecture as intricate…

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Top driver of unintended pregnancy is belief it’s not possible

Among people who gave birth after an unintended pregnancy, a top explanation was the belief they couldn’t get pregnant and therefore didn’t need contraception, research finds. “Among women who weren’t using contraception when they got pregnant, the primary reason was because they didn’t think they could get pregnant,” explains Sarah Cowan, an assistant professor of…

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$40K in Grants to Be Donated to K-12 Public Schools and Black & Brown Community Changemakers Across the Nation

The 501(c)(3) branch of the educational platform, Assemble, will kick off in Kansas City. Assemble is a new educational platform with courses from BIPOC innovators and leaders, launching on Black Friday. […] The post $40K in Grants to Be Donated to K-12 Public Schools and Black & Brown Community Changemakers Across the Nation first appeared on…

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