November  2019
Andrew's Angle

Last month, Penn State hosted SciWri 2019, a conference of 500+ science writers from all over the country. Huck was one of the biggest sponsors of the event and that meant we got to host four core facility tours, an insectary field trip, a live podcast panel, and a wildly popular Science Trivia game for the visiting community of journalists and academics.
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Live Podcast from the 2019 National Science Writers Conference
This special live episode was recorded at SciWri 2019 — a national conference for science journalists hosted by Penn State. The panel featured a panel of ground-breaking Penn State researchers sharing their trials, tribulations, and hard-won best practices for trans-disciplinary life sciences research. The taping includes a live Q&A with the audience. 

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TRAILBLAZERS
Patrick Drew Demystifies the Mechanics of the Brain

Patrick Drew, Huck distinguished associate professor of neural engineering and neurosurgery, approaches the brain in a very mechanistic fashion.
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ON THE RISE
Molly Hall Brings Data Analysis to Child Development

Most of the life science labs at Penn State look a lot like, well, labs. There are beakers and pipettes and samples, with grad students and postdocs scurrying past cutting-edge instruments and their attendant warning signs in lab coats and gloves. That’s not the case with Molly Hall’s lab.
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KUDOS
Brian Dawson Keeps It All Flowing

Congratulations to Brian Dawson, this month’s recipient of the Huck staff Kudos award. Brian is a research associate in the Huck’s Flow Cytometry Core Facility, where he’s worked since 2015. The son of two Penn State alumni, Brian also received his degree here – a B.S. in Animal Sciences in 2010.

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