David Garcia is a graduate student in the Bredesen Center at the University of Tennessee. His research in the laboratory of Mitchel Doktycz at ORNL focuses on the development and use of cell-free systems for synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. David is a NSF graduate research fellow, a graduate advisor for UTK’s iGEM team, as... Continue Reading →
Rob Ledbetter is a senior at the University of Tennessee, studying philosophy and biology. In the last year, he has worked for the Schulz Lab, focusing on the effects of prenatal stress on the development of depressive behaviors. Below is his entry for the Science Writing Competition that won him 2nd place. Congrats Rob! Epilepsy is... Continue Reading →
By Humaira Taz Last Thursday, 2nd November 2017, FOSEP members had a discussion on another debated topic: genetic modification of human embryos. Yes, you read that correct. We have far outstepped the era of genetically modified food and are now in the age where human embryos can be genetically modified as well. First question: how?... Continue Reading →
Brooke is a 5th year Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee studying biological psychology, and her dissertation research is focused on the neurochemistry and neural circuitry of stress resilience. She is also interested in science communication and currently serves as the head editor for Ask a Scientist at UTK. Below is her entry for the... Continue Reading →
By Humaira Taz For FOSEP's discussion on Thursday 12th October, we decided to address the growing concerns over Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI has been growing at a rapid rate in the past few years. Interfaces such as "Siri" and "Alexa", autonomous driving cars, and robots that can communicate with each other and compete with humans... Continue Reading →
"Regardless, if scientists can learn the language to communicate and convince the general public, there will still be hope to make environment-friendly policies even with the current government."
~By Humaira Taz Welcome everyone for another activity-filled semester with your campus science policy group! Our goal this semester is not only to expand our presence on campus, but also to collaborate with different campus organizations and program events to demonstrate how omnipresent science policy is in our lives. Getting involved in science policy is a... Continue Reading →