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A mural of the night sky, with a full moon. Constellations are drawn in the sky, the sky shows an arm of the Milky Way galaxy in fuchsia and dark blue, the full moon shows a figure of a rabbit in it. The foreground is a silhouette of a hill with a wolf howling, people pointing at the sky. The bottom has numbers that show how the darkness gets lighter towards the city due to light pollution.

Dark sky’s future leaders

The first undergraduate cohort of the dark sky studies minor completed the Dark Sky Studies Capstone course with projects that made an impact in Utah’s communities.


EMPOWERING WOMEN

Get your tickets as the MUSE Project hosts former chief scientist at NASA and author of “Hidden Figures” for keynote presentation on theme year of empowerment.


SILENCING YOUR INNER HATER

Knatokie Ford, advocate for women in science, technology, engineering and math, shared her journey as the confident “female Steve Urkel” from her childhood, to feeling like a fraud as a grad student at Harvard, to conquering the imposter syndrome.


CHURCHILL SCHOLAR

Mathematics student Scott Neville becomes third Churchill Scholar for the U.


‘CONQUERING THE IMPOSTER SYNDROME’

Knatokie Ford, advocate for women in STEM and personal growth, to speak at the U Feb. 27.


TAU: THE NEW PI

Pi gets all the love, but tau can make math easier so let’s celebrate Tau Day this week.


CHURCHILL SCHOLAR

Honors mathematics student Michael Zhao is one of only 15 students nationally to receive this award and becomes the second Churchill Scholar for the U.


CODING WITH KALLIE

Recent U graduate Kallie Bracken reflects on paving her own academic path and coding as an art form.


BIOLOGY’S MATH PROBLEM

There is a desperate need for more mathematicians and computer scientists to make sense of the overwhelming torrents of data that modern experiments produce, say biologists at last week’s meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.