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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

Conventional Wisdom v. Science: It Does Not Take Seven Years to Digest Chewing Gum Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

February 22, 2016 by Michael Kolinsky | 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 Blender | Interdisciplinary Breakthrough Creates A World in Higher Decibels Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

November 19, 2015 by Melinda Sherrill | Student Author

Throughout the year, we will be publishing essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender” . For the second paper this term, students were asked to investigate an “interdisciplinary breakthrough”.  Below is one student’s essay on the topic. At around the age of 10, I knew something was wrong. With eyes bulging like a newborn pug, I remember

Science Blender | Interdisciplinary Breakthrough at Stonehenge Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

November 13, 2015 by Liliana Dawidoff | Student Author

Throughout the year, we will be publishing essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender” . For the second paper this term, students were asked to investigate an “interdisciplinary breakthrough”.  Below is one student’s essay on the topic. For four years, the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project has been underway, surveying the area, over four square miles, surrounding Stonehenge.

Science Blender | Science Gone Wrong- Sexuality Swinging Votes? Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

October 29, 2015 by Anne Roffler | Student Author

Throughout the year, we will be publishing essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender” . For the first paper this term, students were asked to investigate the idea of  “science gone wrong”.  Below is one student’s essay  on the topic. It is all too easy to blindly trust scientific research, particularly when it is published in

Science Blender | Science Gone Wrong- Faking a Cure for HIV Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

October 22, 2015 by Thang Nguyen | Student Author

Throughout the year, we will be publishing essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender” . For the first paper this term, students were asked to investigate the idea of  “science gone wrong”.  Below is one student’s essay on the topic. Science in the modern era has unveiled answers to many obscure problems of humankind. Frequently, news about a

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