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Join Us in Congratulating Christina M. Grozinger!

Dr. Christina M. Grozinger, Pennsylvania State University received the 2021 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences.  A leading social insect biologist, Dr. Grozinger integrates research, education, outreach, and service in her work regarding the biology and health of honeybees and other pollinators. She has expanded our understanding of how bee stressors—including pathogens, parasites, pesticides, poor nutrition, climate change, and extreme weather effects—affect bees. The work …

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Repost – 7 Cool NSF-Funded Robots That Are Advancing Science And Helping Society

Whether microscopic or human-sized, inspired by tree-dwelling mammals or pasta, the family of U.S. National Science Foundation-funded robots captures the incredible innovation possible with cross-disciplinary collaboration across STEM fields. The critical research NSF supports enables advances in the physical aspects of robotic systems and how they "think" and understand the world around them. Scientists and …

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Congratulations to IOS investigator Zachary Lippman for receiving the 2020 National Academies of Sciences (NAS) Prize in Food & Agriculture!

The NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture recognizes the research accomplishments of a mid-career scientist who has "made an extraordinary contribution to agriculture or to the understanding of the biology of a species fundamentally important to agriculture or food production." NAS Food and Agriculture Award website This certainly describes the work of IOS Principal Investigator …

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BIO Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Michael Lynch

Please join us on January 22nd as the Directorate for Biological Sciences welcomes Dr. Michael Lynch of Arizona State University and Director of the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution for his Distinguished Lecture titled, "Evolutionary Origin of Cell Biology’s Scaling Laws.” Dr. Michael Lynch  Arizona State University Evolutionary Origin of Cell Biology’s Scaling Laws Abstract  Many well-known …

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Science Nation Spotlight on IOS-funded Investigators

Science Nation, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) online magazine, highlights the work of biologists Karin and David Pfennig of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill funded by Integrative Organismal Systems and Division of Environmental Biology  (see the awards here: 1753865  ; 1643239 ; 1555520). This new video outlines the intriguing outcomes from the Pfennig’s work …

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