Science & Research

Two grants to fund STEM programs at Binghamton University

By Carla Sinclair -

An award amounting to $1.2 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is going to fund the Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program, which begins next year. A $12.8 million grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) is...

Decker grant funds biology equipment for biofilm research

By Alex Mackof -

The Dr. G. Clifford & Florence B. Decker Foundation made the donation for the University to purchase a fluorescence-activated cell sorter, also known as a flow cytometer. The equipment, from BD Biosciences, will help with cellular biology and microbiology research.

Speakers debate legalization of medicinal marijuana in New York

By Pelle Waldron -

Speakers discussed the Compassionate Care Act that, if passed, would legalize medical marijuana in New York. According to Claudia Edwards, public health director of the Broome County Health Department, the law would make marijuana highly regulated, and only accessible to...

TEDx: “Stray the Path… the Story of My Life”

By Jacob Shamsian -

Actor, writer and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson brought words of inspiration to the TEDx crowd in the last speech of the day. In his talk, the artist spoke about straying off course in life and how those experiences define who you...

TEDx: “The birth of Jezebel”

By Davina Bhandari -

Daring to escape the comfort of a steady paycheck from the largely male-dominated industry she had come to know and disdain, Anna Holmes left her work with women’s magazines to begin the feminist blog Jezebel.

TEDx 2014 covers Bitcoin, Jezebel, drug policy

By Carla Sinclair -

Mathematician Hannah Fry, actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson, drug policy advocate gabriel sayegh (who chooses not to capitalize his first or last name), entrepreneur Sebastian Walker, engineer Jeff Garzik, editor Anna Holmes and doctoral candidate Ben “Unidan” Eisenkop shared their ideas with...