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#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.”

Stockpiling and Stress: Dealing with Uncertainty

Stockpiling and Stress: Dealing with Uncertainty

You have undoubtedly seen photos of empty shelves at the grocery store. During the (COVID-19) pandemic, people are stocking up on supplies such as toilet paper, water and hand sanitizer, leaving little for other consumers. This is an act known as panic-buying.

SDSU Ecologist Receives Prestigious Moore Foundation Award

SDSU Ecologist Receives Prestigious Moore Foundation Award

Forest Rohwer has been awarded $2 million to explore ways to help coral reefs adapt to climate change. He is one of 15 scientists from different research institutions around the world chosen by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to receive investigator awards to pursue research under the Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative (SASI).

Climate Data at Your Fingertips

Climate Data at Your Fingertips

What makes 4DVD different from existing databases is that it optimally harnesses distributed computing, database technology and cloud server routing. Shen and Pierret demonstrated the difference by pulling up temperature data on existing databases. The images on those sites are not easily understandable.

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