Science at Work: Losing a great like Gest illuminates the gifts received of academia

One of Indiana University’s and this nation’s great scientists will be celebrated tomorrow (June 1) in Bloomington when friends, family and peers gather to honor the life of Howard Gest at Unitarian Universalist Church. Gest had retired from full-time teaching here in 1987 after originally coming to Indiana University as chair of its Department of […]

Science at Work: Cowboys, hot peppers and sea turtles….at Indiana University?

It is an Indiana science blog so how often are cowboys, hot peppers and sea turtles going to pop up as topical in an east-of-the-Mississippi, oceanfront-devoid, tomato-over-capiscum lovin’ environment? More often than not, actually, thanks to the incredibly diverse family of researchers found within the Indiana University system, highlighted most recently by a series of […]

Welcome! It’s Science at Work: The Blog!

And as far as Indiana University’s physicists, anthropologists, informaticists, statisticians, biologists and others of the “hard” or “STEM” sciences go, this blog will presuppose to reflect on the science work that’s already completed, that is still under way, and that is still to be done – the stuff of NSF and NIH pre-proposals – with […]