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We believe that science is shaped by the people who study it.
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Rachel Pries named Fellow of Association for Women in Mathematics

Pries, also a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and a founding member of the Women in Number Theory Network, strives to be a steward of both inclusivity and equity in math and is a student of those who pioneered such work.

Water in, clean energy and water out: DOE funds renewable hydrogen fuel research

Using sunlight to split water, or H2O, into hydrogen and oxygen represents what Justin Sambur, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, calls “a holy grail in energy science.”

First generation Navajo student builds pathway to mathematics success

Mathematics is about the diverse journeys and pathways to get to a solution. Irv Bahe’s unique story proves that the same holds true for mathematicians.

Why do salamanders have junk DNA? CSU’s Rachel Mueller wants to know

Rachel Mueller, a professor in the Department of Biology at CSU, studies salamanders and their cellular makeup. She’s found an interesting quirk in these species’ evolutionary histories – they’re full of “junk” DNA. 



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