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Even before he enters high school, Rishab Jain was recognized as America's top young scientist and one of Time magazine's 25 most influential teens of 2018.
Rishab, 14, is an eighth grader at Stoller Middle School in Beaverton.
Rishab envisions a future as a doctor or a biotechnical engineer.
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee advanced four bills targeting ocean acidification today, as well as one measure to ensure the Department of Energy includes water conservation and use in demonstration and research projects.
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a longtime advocate of adding the arts to science education, got a firsthand look at what students are learning.
Bonamici stopped Friday at Imlay Elementary School in Hillsboro, where fourth-grade students of Brooke Godfrey were learning about fish. The lesson, taught by environmental educator Tonya McLean of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, gave students an opportunity to pick up a fish.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Congressional committee on Tuesday that President Trump’s accelerated timeline to put humans back on the Moon is within the space agency’s capabilities, and that a revved-up lunar mission will improve the odds of American astronauts reaching Mars by 2033. For that to happen, however, Bridenstine said Congress will have to provide some extra funding—the exact amount of which NASA is still trying to figure out.
The major energy project slated for Morrow County is going to have a ripple effect — with the capacity for more battery storage than any other facility in the country. With that surge in power storage will come funds for local schools’ science, technology and art programs.
Climate parlance like ‘2C threshold’ and ‘anthropogenic emissions’ hardly stir emotions.
Three state lawmakers and the mayor of Scappoose convened Friday, June 1, at the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center for an update on operations and progress.
The luncheon and site tour, organized by Craig Campbell, executive director of the OMIC, saw visits from Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Sen. Betsy Johnson, state Rep. Brad Witt, and Scappoose Mayor Scott Burge.
Visitors saw toolmakers and displays of machines, including a recently acquired M80 Millturn made by Austrian company WFL.
The $3 million piece of manufacturing equipment was delivered in April.
Multnomah County Library is joining Oregon elected officials, community organizations, business leaders and students in voicing resounding support for the call to restore net neutrality.
In late 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the law that restricts internet providers’ ability to speed up or slow down access to certain content or products. The rollback is set to go into effect June 11.
A congressional panel yesterday heard testimonies about the impact of and fight against sexual harassment in the sciences. Four women prominent and successful in their fields spoke about the need to reform not just the laws but also a harmful culture that considers such behaviors permissible and fosters systemic inequity.