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The Younger Side of Microbiology

The Younger Side of Microbiology

June 10, 2009

According to the National Science Foundation, 80 percent of jobs in the future will require some math and science skills. "Math and science are the new foundational literacy for everyone," said Tom Luce, chief executive…

USC College Biologists Awarded $3.2 Million NSF Grant

USC College Biologists Awarded $3.2 Million NSF Grant

November 1, 2008

Scientists and other experts warn that we can expect a global food crisis in approximately 20 years. If we have learned anything from the series of world energy crises since 1973, it is the need to take a proactive approach to…

Building Bridges Between Linguistics and Neuroscience

Building Bridges Between Linguistics and Neuroscience

October 1, 2008

Roumyana Pancheva is a scholar looking to expand her arsenal of research techniques.The linguist has dedicated her career in large part to the study of syntax and semantics — the ways we combine words to form meaningful…

Computing Power Grows at Quake Center

Computing Power Grows at Quake Center

July 1, 2007

Figuring out what the next big quake will do to Los Angeles takes a lot of computing power, and the Southern California Earthquake Center is about to get it in spades. The National Science Foundation has awarded the center…

Promising Awards for USC College Earth Scientist and Chemist

Promising Awards for USC College Earth Scientist and Chemist

February 1, 2007

USC College’s Thorsten Becker and Peter Qin each have received an Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award honors academics near the start of their careers.…