To Dream Big, Go Small: Avery Bang’s Simple Genius

PacSci Perspectives Some of the greatest works of engineering are simple. Meet Avery Bang, an engineer building bridges across the world. Though offered a better paying, more prestigious job, she chose to go abroad and create sustainable, simple bridges that offer...

Under The Surface: The Story Of Microbes

PacSci Perspectives How important are the creatures we can’t see? Microbes (or microorganisms) make up an essential part of our ecosystem. Rachel Spietz, an oceanographer and graduate student at the University of Washington, studies these too-small-to-see (but...

Science in the City: Art + Science

PacSci Perspectives “Art and science are more similar then they are different,” according to Dr. Greg Dunn. Kids are taught, from a young age, that being able to draw or paint (technique) is what makes a good artist; but being successful also requires a...

Zika: A Live Case Study

PacSci Perspectives Learn about the history and evolution of the world’s current mysterious health issue. It is easy for frightening diseases to feel far away, but one has begun to crop up on our home turf: Zika has shown up in Miami. A mosquito-borne disease...

Neuron-Powered Navigation: How Spatial Memory Helps Guide Us

PacSci Perspectives Many of our memories revolve around important events that occurred at particular times and places. Such memories are recalled later to guide our decisions as we navigate familiar environments, or they can be used to help us make our best guess...

Girl with flowers in her hair using a microscope