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The Author’s Take: Catherine Zhang
Learn about one student author's take on the JEI experience
Samelly Alejo: Finding clues through science
A middle school student in Massachusetts studies the effects of different chemicals on plant growth.
Engineering a Research Balloon
A Massachusetts High School Student Designs and Builds a Near Space Experimentation Platform
On Becoming a Scientist
Check out these two different viewpoints on the journey to becoming a scientist.
Latest JEI Research Papers
- Hugh Han, Richard Kurtz
Climate change is an important and contentious issue that has far-reaching implications for our future. The authors here compare primary temperature and precipitation data from almost 200 years ago against the present day. They find that the average annual temperature in Brooklyn, NY has risen significantly over this time, as has the frequency of precipitation, though not the amount of precipitation. These data stress the need for more ecologically-conscious choices in our daily lives.
- Catherine Zhang (1), Sahas Rathi (2), Julie Goddard (3), Kara Constantine (1), Peter Collins (1)
Polylactic acid (PLA) is a bio-based, compostable plastic that is comparable in cost to petroleum-based plastics. This study aims to evaluate the effects of UV treatment and mechanical chopping on the degradation of PLA. Based on their findings, the authors propose an alternative PLA degradation process that may be more time and energy efficient than current processes.
A phylogenetic study of conifers describes their evolutionary relationships and reveals potential explanations for current distribution patterns
- David Seong, Dr. Susan Offner
Many species of trees are distributed widely around the world, though not always in a way that makes immediate sense. The authors here use genetic information to help explain the geographic distribution of various conifer species throughout the world.
Science News & Events
Keep up-to-date with important findings and events in the scientific community!