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A Will to Learn and Inspire

A Will to Learn and Inspire

Deva Reign assisted with humanitarian relief in Haiti for the U.S. Navy, built satellites at the Hughes plant in El Segundo and recorded his own rap albums — but only now is Deva finding his place in a field that has fascinated him since childhood.

#ShutDownSTEM

#ShutDownSTEM

#ShutDownSTEM is a movement to stop all academic work on Wednesday, June 10, supported by a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics taking action for Black lives. The shutdown should be a time to educate ourselves and discuss actionable goals to move toward a just, equitable, and inclusive STEM field; steps to take to reach those goals; and metrics for evaluating progress.

Corals Face Threat from Tiny Enemy

Corals Face Threat from Tiny Enemy

Climate change and environmental stressors are not the only threats for coral reefs worldwide. Overfishing allows other reef organisms such as algae to crowd out corals. This has a snowball effect that alters the battlefield corals face.

In Memoriam: Roland Wolkowicz

In Memoriam: Roland Wolkowicz

“Roland believed in the power of education,” said Cameron Smurthwaite, who studied under Wolkowicz and became a close friend. “Roland believed that science could bridge gaps between classes and people, and that education was a part of this.”

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