CNS Women in Science Initiative

The CNS Women in Science Initiative (WISI) focuses on increasing the success of women scientists at all stages of their academic careers. WISI offers special programs and events, and connects women scientists through campus organizations and community outreach, and provides helpful off-campus resources for women scientists.

Scientists at the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) including Michelle D. Staudinger and Toni Lyn Morelli, both Environmental Conservation, and with the U.S. Geological Survey, along with NECSC postdoctoral fellow Alexander Bryan, have released a report synthesizing the latest information on ecological vulnerability and species. This is in response to the concerns of state fish and wildlife agencies across the Northeast and Midwest, which are updating their 10-year state wildlife action plans. Red Lake Nation News, Sensors & Systems, Republican, WFCR, News release

In a White House ceremony on June 17, President Barack Obama saluted professor Sandra Petersen, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, for receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. In addition to being personally honored by the president, the recipients, 15 individuals and one organization, received $10,000 from the National Science Foundation. Republican, News release

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Psychological and Brain Sciences, is quoted extensively in an article about why people believe in UFOs. International Business Times

Maaya Ikeda, doctoral candidate, and her advisor, neuroscientist Luke Remage-Healey, Psychological and Brain Sciences, reported finding that the neuromodulator norepinephrine has an unexpected, direct action on auditory processing of complex signals, specifically bird songs in the zebra finch, giving insight into treatments of disorders such as schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and autism, as published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Health.am, Hearingreview.com, News release

Susan K. Whitbourne, Psychological and Brain Sciences, was interviewed about emotions in an article about the new animated movie Inside Out where the emotions of an 11-year-old girl are personified into characters. Fusion