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UC Davis, Livermore announce graduate mentorship program awards

Contributed by AJ Cheline Since 1963, UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers have conducted joint interdisciplinary research that leverage the strengths of both institutions to address a variety of critical societal problems. Over the last …
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Chemistry Nobel for molecular dynamics

Completing this year’s science Nobels, the prize for chemistry goes to Martin Karplus, University of Strasbourg and Harvard University; Michael Levitt, Stanford University; and Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California, “for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.” …
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Engineering professor’s ‘messaging code’ helps NASA communicate with IRIS spacecraft

One of NASA’s recent missions, the IRIS Solar Observatory, has been communicating its results via a 7/8 Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) code developed by Shu Lin, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Interface Region …
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Touchscreen pioneer, alumnus Francis Lee to speak

Francis Lee, current board chair and former CEO of Synaptics, Inc., will speak at UC Davis on Tuesday, April 23. His talk begins at 4 p.m. in Kemper Hall, room 1065 and admission is free. RSVP via Facebook. When Lee …
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Teachers, want to be a robotics fellow?

The UC Davis C-STEM Center has two fellowship opportunities, Robotics Fellows and CREST Fellows, for teachers in science, technology, engineering and math. Application deadline for both fellowships is April 5. The Center is also once again offering its Summer Institute, …
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Cyberattack slows the internet

A massive “distributed denial of service” attack on a spam-fighting nonprofit is slowing down network speeds for services across the internet, according to a number of media reports. The attack is apparently being launched against Spamhaus, a nonprofit group based …
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Girls Who Code summer program kicks off with Girl Rising premiere

Intel Corp.’s Girls Who Code program will be coming to UC Davis this summer. Now in its second year, Girls Who Code aims to educate and inspire 13- to 17-year-old girls to pursue opportunities in technology and engineering. UC Davis is the …
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Solving genome puzzles without a picture

New genomics technique could help sequencing less-known species One of the most difficult problems in the field of genomics is assembling relatively short “reads” of DNA into complete chromosomes. In a new paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy …
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UC Davis C-STEM Center Wins NSF Grant for Learning Math with Robots

Contributed by Harry Cheng The UC Davis C-STEM Center has received a grant of $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to study collaborative mathematics learning with robots. The two-year project aims to transform math education by integrating computer programming, robotics, …
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Weekend workshop prepares “Counselors for Computing”

School counselors will gather at the UC Davis Conference Center Saturday for a workshop on how to guide and advise school students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The counselors will hear from both teachers and …
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