“What we hope to do is just expand the amount of science that we can infuse within our community whether that means having more opportunities to go into schools and do field trips or opportunities for more families to come here,” said Education Specialist Colleen Burridge.
“The challenge is that a lot of textbooks and science museum exhibits you see a white male in a lab coat which is not exactly how all scientists look,” said The Science Zone Executive Director Steven Schnell.
A new nuclear plant is coming to Wyoming. Terra Power says the country must start meeting the energy needs and emission requirements of the market.“We need to get started and demonstrate this technology and we need to do that in a place that we have confidence can help us build that first plant successfully. Wyoming, because of the high energy I.Q. here and the progressive leadership coming from the Governor and from Rocky Mountain Power, we think this is the place to do that,” said Chris Lavesque, CEO & President of Terra Power.
Burns researched declining bee populations for her girl scout gold award project. One of the main focuses of her study was solitary bees like mason and leafcutter bees. For her project, she collected samples of bees with the help of a local beekeeper and entomologists from the University of Wyoming. A few times a week she would set up traps then record her findings.
Researchers and students increasingly want to share science effectively with stakeholders -- ranging from undergraduates and policymakers to homemakers and entrepreneurs -- according to University of Wyoming researchers.
Thomas Boothby, Assistant Professor of the Molecular Biology Department at the University of Wyoming, is conducting extensive research on a unique organism that could impact the future of vaccine longevity and accessibility.
With the Eclipse a few weeks away, a lot of questions about eye care are coming up. Some think that because the sun will be covered it's okay to look at it. However you can still damage your eyes that way.