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“March for Science”

“March for Science”

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Replacing test tubes with picketing signs, an estimated 500 people gathered in downtown Toledo last Saturday to reinforce the importance of science and fact-based reasoning at Toledo’s March for Science. The event was in accordance with a National March for Science in Washington, D.C. and satellite...

University of Toledo researchers break record

University of Toledo researchers break record

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Researchers at the University of Toledo searching for more efficient and cleaner forms of energy set a new record for the conversion of sunlight to electricity using the low-bandgap perovskite solar cell. “Dr. Yan and his team set this record,” wrote Karen Bjorkman, dean of the College of Natural...

Empowering women in STEMM fields

Empowering women in STEMM fields

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
March 28, 2017
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Tonya Matthews, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Science Center in Detroit, shared her story of empowerment in the white, male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine in Nitschke Hall Monday. As part of the University of Toledo’s celebration of...

UT harnesses solar power for sustainability

UT harnesses solar power for sustainability

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
March 21, 2017
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Every student has faced the dilemma of sitting on campus somewhere, studying in a beautiful green space, only to be forced inside to charge their electronics. But with the help of the Student Green Fund, that won’t be an issue any longer. The University of Toledo community can now use the sun’s...

Saturday mornings are for science

Saturday mornings are for science

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under News

The best school days growing up were spent watching Bill Nye teach young children more about science. Learning about the effects of our own impact on the Earth is a vital part of every person’s education. Professors at the University of Toledo are continuing these lessons for the Toledo community. Saturday...

University of Toledo Astronomer appointed to NASA

University of Toledo Astronomer appointed to NASA

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2017
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Tom Megeath, assistant professor in the department of physics and astronomy, was chosen to serve a three-year term as a member of the executive committee for NASA’s Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group. Megeath specializes in the formation of stars and planets. “Their intent is to advise NASA...

University of Toledo holds lecture on climate change

University of Toledo holds lecture on climate change

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
January 24, 2017
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A lecture about climate change which focused on how we know climate change is real and what we can do about it was presented by  Andy Jorgensen, associate professor of chemistry and environmental sciences. The lecture was presented to a group of about 40 at the Lake Erie Center on January 19. According...

Saturday Morning Science returns to the University of Toledo

Saturday Morning Science returns to the University of Toledo

Morgan Kovacs, Staff Writer
February 24, 2016
Filed under News

The chemistry department began its annual event, Saturday Morning Science, at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 20 on the University of Toledo’s Main Campus. This is the 11th year of Saturday Morning Science, which hosts guest speakers from around the country. Each speaker for this program devotes an hour or two of...

NASA gives the University of Toledo grant for new education programs

NASA gives the University of Toledo grant for new education programs

Riley Sproul, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2015
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After receiving funding from NASA, UT is leading several campuses in an initiative to change the teaching standard for sciences, On Tuesday October 27th, University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber announced the successful funding of a $10 million project by NASA. UT will receive roughly $2.5 million...

Chemistry Lecturer Speaks at University of Toledo

Riley Sproul, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2015
Filed under News

John Warner gave a lecture on Green Chemistry in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department and the recent addition of the University of Toledo’s School of Green Chemistry and Engineering. Green Chemistry is a program in which chemists try to find new ways to create...

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