NASA, Partner Establish New Research Group for Mars Sample Return Program – NASA Mars Exploration

Mars Sample Retrieval Lander Concept Illustration: This illustration shows a concept for a proposed NASA Sample Retrieval Lander that would carry a small rocket (about 10 feet, or 3 meters, tall) called the Mars Ascent Vehicle to the Martian surface. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech. Download image › Sixteen scientists from the US, Europe, Canada, … Read more

Bayou Land Conservancy to provide LSC-Tomball students opportunity to learn from nature

Students of Lone Star College-Tomball will soon get a hands-on opportunity to explore the natural world outside the physical classroom, thanks to a partnership between the campus and the Bayou Land Conservancy. The BLC has agreed to build an outdoor classroom and to make other improvements to the 117-acre Arrowood preserve, an ecologically diverse tract, … Read more

Environmental Sustainability as a Business Opportunity and Risk

Environmental Sustainability as a Business Opportunity and Risk Consumers and businesses are starting to pay attention to the environmental impact of what they buy and sell. This is a trend responding to the reality of climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and a cultural awareness of the importance of the planet to human well-being. Of … Read more

National Science Foundation: Innovation anywhere, opportunity everywhere

For more than two centuries, generation upon generation of American ingenuity has dreamed, dared, and defied to make the impossible possible. Across the great landscape of American innovation, our nation’s many and varied research avenues have led to game-changing technologies that have helped solve our greatest challenges. However, global changes demand that we now update … Read more

An Economics Lesson From a Science Teacher

Photo: Getty Images The best economics lesson I ever learned came from a science teacher. Mr. Seaver was a barrel-chested guy with a foghorn voice. My junior-high locker was directly across from his classroom. One morning, he appeared in the hallway toting a stepladder. From a leather bag he pulled a stencil set, pencils, a … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Captures Video of Solar Eclipse on Mars – NASA Mars Exploration

Perseverance Rover Sees Solar Eclipse on Mars: NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to shoot video of Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons, eclipsing the Sun. It’s the most zoomed-in, highest-frame-rate observation of a Phobos solar eclipse ever taken from the Martian surface. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU / MSSS / SSI. … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Arrives at Delta for New Science Campaign – NASA Mars Exploration

Collecting samples as it explores an ancient and now-dry river channel is but one goal the six-wheeled geologist will pursue during its second Red Planet exploration. After collecting eight rock-core samples from its first science campaign and completing a record-breaking, 31-Martian-day (or sol) dash across about 3 miles (5 kilometers) of Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover … Read more

The Power of Opportunity | Institutional Advancement

When Utah Valley University (UVU) student Diana Licona was afforded the unique opportunity to participate in the UVU Latino Scientists of Tomorrow Summer Bridge Program, her life was forever changed. She was proud to earn one of only 50 spots in the initiative, but along with excitement, she felt FEAR. The program offers two college-level … Read more

Science Hill senior will use scholarship to pursue computer engineering degree | News

A member of the Science Hill robotics team, senior Carmen Palileo wants to put the programming skills she’s developed in high school to good use. And a scholarship she recently received through the Ned McWherter Scholars Program should help her do just that. Named after the 46th governor of Tennessee, the award offers “academically superior” … Read more

Pandemic was a missed opportunity for science advocacy

Earlier this year it was reported that less than half of the general public believe that universities have been important in helping the world through the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of those to whom I mentioned this finding were bemused, even shocked. After all, the UK’s research universities had been in the media almost every day … Read more