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ProfTalk – Frederic Sansoz

ProfTalk - Frederic Sansoz

Nick Fech and Morgan Mettler

March 16, 2020

This week, Nick and Morgan sit down with the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Frederic Sansoz, to discuss how he went about creating the world’s strongest silver and how that might lead to new innovations (spoiler alert: foldable phones!).

Embracing Trump’s greener change of heart

Embracing Trump's greener change of heart

Lily Spechler

April 27, 2017

In a world of trouble, many feel that President Donald Trump will soon be facing the most defining decision of his young presidency. The time has come for Trump to decide between staying in or withdrawing from the 2015 Paris Agreement. A U.S. withdrawal would be nothing short of a ‘nuclear...

How rewriting history could save the planet

How rewriting history could save the planet

Lily Spechler

February 28, 2017

AC/DC, the world famous Australian rock band, had it right when they said we were on the highway to hell. AC/DC stands for “alternating current” and “direct current,” and represents the “War of Currents” that took place in the late 1880s. Thanks to the biases of modern day textbooks,...

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten

Dispelling all the common myths regarding gluten

November 2, 2016

Gluten seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately, which is ironic because, it’s not that we are eating more of it; it’s because we are declaring our newfound desire to go gluten-free. It’s the new fad: to be free of gluten. Just the way it rolls off the tongue makes it falsely sound...

A History major tries on Virology

Hunter Colvin

October 19, 2016

I’m definitely not a scientist. Like definitely not. I don’t dislike it necessarily, but I’m also not a huge fan of it. So why I decided going to MMG 225: Eukaryotic Virology at 8:30 a.m. on a Tuesday would be a good idea is beyond me. But I did it. And I didn’t hate it, to be honest. ...

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