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Grand Challenges Initiative

  

Biodiversity: Pizzly and Grolar Bears Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

April 3, 2017 by Robyn Wrey | Grand Challenges Initiative

Periodically, we publish essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender”, which is the basis for Schmid College’s Grand Challenges Initiative. In HON 389, students are  asked to reflect on different aspects of tackling a grand challenge. In this essay, student’s were asked to research and analyze an interdisciplinary breakthrough of their choosing.  Many young children’s first experience with hybridization in nature is with

Convergence in the Sciences Schmid College aims to develop the next generation of outstanding science leaders, scholars

March 15, 2017 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

On Thursday, May 4th, I will have the pleasure of sharing the stage with Professor Georgiana Bostean during Lunch at the Forum hosted by Chapman University’s Town and Gown. I will maintain the feeling of suspense surrounding that event by not revealing too much about our presentation, but it is worth noting that Professor Bostean

Contribute to our Solutions – Become a Grand Challenges Advisor Our students need your help – they have some MASSIVE challenges in front of them!

March 6, 2017 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

The Schmid College Grand Challenges Initiative is a student-driven program that develops learners who strive to explore, make connections, seek answers, and solve big problems. Launching in the fall 2017 semester, we will immerse students in small (~5 person) teams composed of individuals from different disciplines, backgrounds, and perspectives. Working together from day one, our

Introducing the Grand Challenges Initiative An innovative educational program launching fall 2017 at Schmid College

October 27, 2016 by Andrew Lyon | News

When I reflect upon being a scientist, three words come to mind: fascination, frustration, and exhilaration. A scientist’s fascination comes from the wonder of trying to understand and decipher the vast complexity of the world around us. Frustration creeps in as we discover how challenging that complexity is, and how unsophisticated some of our scientific

Virtual Unwrapping Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

October 25, 2016 by Bryn Merrill | Student Author

Periodically, we publish essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender”, which is the basis for Schmid College’s Grand Challenges Initiative. In HON 389, students are  asked to reflect on different aspects of tackling a grand challenge. In this essay, student’s were asked to research and analyze an interdisciplinary breakthrough of their choosing.  A recent breakthrough in science has offered the possibility

The First Great Migration Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

October 11, 2016 by Alex Alvertos | Student Author

Periodically, we publish essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender”, which is the basis for Schmid College’s Grand Challenges Initiative. In HON 389, students are  asked to reflect on different aspects of tackling a grand challenge. In this essay, student’s were asked to research and analyze an interdisciplinary breakthrough of their choosing.  Life stays in motion. We as humans kept our

Jaws Never Dies: Sharks Don’t Get Cancer Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

September 27, 2016 by Rachel Sison | Student Author

Periodically, we publish essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender”, which is the basis for Schmid College’s Grand Challenges Initiative. In HON 389, students are  asked to reflect on different aspects of tackling a grand challenge. In this essay, student’s were asked to research and analyze an interdisciplinary breakthrough of their choosing.  Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, summertime was

Interdisciplianry Breakthroughs: 3D Printing of Functioning Bone and Tissue Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

March 21, 2016 by Bailey Jones | Student Author

Throughout the year, we will be publishing essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender” . The first paper of the term asked students to: Research and summarize an example of our evolving scientific knowledge. That is, how has society’s scientifically-driven “conventional wisdom” on a topic evolved as new scientific knowledge has come to light?” Below

Science vs. Conventional Wisdom: Stretching Before Exercise Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

March 14, 2016 by Dain Miller | Student Author

Throughout the year, we publish essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender” . The first paper of this term asked students to: research and summarize an example of our evolving scientific knowledge. That is, how has society’s scientifically-driven “conventional wisdom” on a topic evolved as new scientific knowledge has come to light?” Below is one student’s essay on

Conventional Wisdom v. Science: Knuckle Cracking Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

March 5, 2016 by Kiyoko Nakatsui | Student Author

Throughout the year, we will be publishing essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender” . The first paper of the term asked students to: Research and summarize an example of our evolving scientific knowledge. That is, how has society’s scientifically-driven “conventional wisdom” on a topic evolved as new scientific knowledge has come to light?” Below