Mentorship During a Pandemic: Transitions from Lab and Sea to Virtual

The summer of 2020 was supposed to be one of exploration, discovery, and mentorship for students in the geosciences.

But then the pandemic happened.

Laboratories shuttered their doors; research vessels stayed docked.

Many of the mentorship programs students applied to are now navigating the still-uncharted waters of the “new normal” and working to provide quality, albeit remote, mentorship.

STEMSEAS—short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Student Experiences Aboard Ships—is one such program.

Run out of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, the National Science Foundation–funded initiative has been a gateway for more than 125 students to experience ocean science up close every summer since 2016. In a normal year, STEMSEAS gives undergraduates the opportunity to spend 6–10 days aboard a U.S. Academic Research Fleet research vessel with experienced faculty mentors as the ship makes transits between expeditions.

“Going to sea is really quite life changing the first time one

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Science research and the lessons of World War II | American Enterprise Institute

World War II seems like a pretty obvious example of successful industrial policy, at least in the sense of government directing science research toward specific goals. This from the new working paper “Organizing Crisis Innovation: Lessons from World War II” by Daniel P. Gross and Bhaven N. Sampat: “The [Office of Scientific Research and Development]’s priorities were demand-driven, focused on solving specific military problems, and led by input from the Armed Services. The bulk of its work was applied in nature, and while basic studies were sometimes needed, the urgency of the crisis meant that it mostly had to take basic science as given and to put it to work.”

And Washington’s effort at Big Science produced many notable successes. In just a half-decade, the paper notes, there were major advances across a range of technologies: radar, electrical engineering, jet propulsion, optics, chemistry, and atomic fission. That final one, of

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Eric Liaw and Tom Loverro Named on the 2020 GrowthCap’s Top 25 Software Investors List

IVP, a premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, is pleased to announce that Eric Liaw and Tom Loverro have been named to the 2020 GrowthCap’s Top 25 Software Investors List. The list highlights the most exceptional private capital investors who have demonstrated deep software sector expertise, high leadership acumen, exceptional investment judgment, and consistent professional performance over a sustained period of time.

“It’s an exciting time to invest in later-stage software companies,” said Eric Liaw. “Companies are targeting hundreds of millions of users in ever larger global markets, allowing them to grow faster than ever and generate significant revenue within a very short timeframe. The acceleration of digital transformation drives a massive opportunity for our current and future portfolio companies. It is an honor to work with many talented entrepreneurs and partner with them to create the market leaders of the future.”

“IVP invests in the fastest-growing technology

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ACS Announces Two New Registered Trademarks from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Assured Consulting Solutions, LLC (ACS) is pleased to announce full registration of trademarks for DeepGovernance® and iTBMa® with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Registered trademarks for DeepGovernance and iTBMa represent the culmination of months of advanced technology service delivery for our Federal customers. By harnessing the power of data, ACS provides its customers advanced data-driven tools and technologies that operate as a force multiplier.

ACS Partner Ryan Feeney described what the trademarks mean for the company and its customers. “Through these trademarks, ACS is recognized as a thought leader that embraces data as the essential and enduring element of the future of computing. DeepGovernance represents the way and means that ACS uses to help our customers make the transformative leap into becoming a data-centric organization,” Feeney said. “As for iTBMa, ACS recognized the power and value that Technology Business Management brings to CIOs, but further enhances TBM by providing

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Seven Los Alamos scientists and engineers honored as 2020 Laboratory Fellows | US Department of Energy Science News

12-Oct-2020

Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Christopher Fontes, Vania Jordanova, Thomas Leitner, John Lestone, Joseph Martz and Ralph Menikoff become part of a prestigious fellowship

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The 2020 Laboratory Fellows: top Row (left to right): Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Christopher Fontes, Vania Jordanova, and Thomas Leitner. Bottom Row (left to right): Ralph Menikoff, Joseph Martz, and John Lestone


LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Oct. 12, 2020–Seven Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and engineers have been named 2020 Laboratory Fellows: Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Christopher Fontes, Vania Jordanova, Thomas Leitner, John Lestone, Joseph Martz and Ralph Menikoff.

“Recognizing the Fellows of Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of my proudest responsibilities. To be a Fellow is to be a leader at the Laboratory and within the scientific community at large,” said Thom Mason, director of Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Thank you to this year’s seven Fellows for their dedication and exceptional contributions.”

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Park Aerospace Corp. Announces Appointment of Cory L. Nickel As Vice President and General Manager

NEWTON, Kan., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Park Aerospace Corp. (NYSE-PKE) announced the appointment of Cory L. Nickel as its Vice President and General Manager. In this position, Mr. Nickel will report to Mark Esquivel, Park’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Cory joined Park Aerospace Corp. in 2011 as a Solution Treater Operator. He then served as Second Shift Production Supervisor between 2012 and 2013, Production Manager between 2013 and 2014, Materials Manufacturing Manager between 2014 and 2015, and Production Control Manager between 2015 and 2017. In 2017, Cory was promoted to Operations Manager. Prior to joining Park, Cory served as a local High School Science Teacher with a focus on chemistry, physics and manufacturing technology. Cory received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Emporia State University with endorsements in chemistry, physics and physical science.

Brian Shore, Park’s Chairman and CEO, said “Cory started with

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YayYo, Inc. and Aioi USA to deploy AI dash cams in mobility fleet

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YayYo, Inc. (“YayYo” or the “Company”) ( OTC PINK: YAYO ), a leading provider of vehicles to the rideshare and delivery gig economy industry, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Rideshare Car Rentals, LLC,  and Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Services USA (AIS), have entered into a joint project to better understand safety in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) fleets. 

AIS will deploy advanced AI dash cams in 300 vehicles of the Rideshare Rental carsharing fleet for use with MOTER™, AIS’s edge computing-based risk analytics platform. The cameras will capture dynamic data to monitor how, where and when the vehicles are being driven along with high-definition video of the surroundings. 

AIS is focused on using data through MOTER to better understand risk and vehicle operation in modern transportation services. By deploying AI-capable cameras in these vehicles, AIS can capture and analyze traditional telematics data

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Beyond Cyberpunk: The Intersection of Technology and Science Fiction

People with established careers are terrible sources of advice on how to break into their chosen field. When I was a baby writer, I attended numerous panels about getting established, where writers a generation or two older than me explained how to charm John W Campbell into buying a story for Astounding Stories. This was not useful advice. Not only had Campbell died six days before I was born, but he was also a fascist.

I have two careers, one in tech and the other in SF, a peanut-butter-and-chocolate combo that’s got a long history in the field, and I am often asked how to break into both fields. I know an awful lot about how to sell a story to Gardner Dozois, who stopped editing Asimov’s sixteen years ago and died two years ago, but I know nothing about pitching contemporary SF editors.

Likewise: I know an awful

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TAAL Names Chris Naprawa as President, Announces Revisions And Additions To Its Executive Team

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. (CSE: TAAL) (FWB: 9SQ1) (OTC: TAALF) (“TAAL” or the “Company“) a vertically integrated, blockchain infrastructure and service provider, today announced the recruitment of Mr. Chris Naprawa as President of the Company.  In addition, Mr. Stefan Matthews, the Chairman of the board of directors of the Company, has taken on the position of Chief Executive Officer effective October 12, 2020.  In his new role as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Matthews will relocate and work from the Zug, Switzerland offices of the Company, oversee the building of the Swiss team, and lead TAAL through its next stage of development.  Mr. Jerry Chan has become Chief Product Officer, where he will leverage his deep understanding of BSV, the original Bitcoin, to drive the product vision of TAAL, strengthening TAAL’s commercial capabilities.

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Thousands of people want to be exposed to coronavirus for science



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  • Coronavirus vaccine research is advancing at an incredible pace, with some of the first results expected by the end of the year.
  • The UK government is actively exploring the idea of starting a challenge trial where volunteers would receive the experimental drug and then the virus.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) already cleared the controversial testing method, but governments and vaccine makers are still reluctant to embark on research that would expose volunteers to a deadly pathogen.
  • Tens of thousands of people have signed up for challenge trials nonetheless.

There’s hope that vaccines combined with continued precautions (social distancing, hand washing, and face masks) can defeat the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of 2021. While we have no definitive proof that vaccines are effective and safe, there’s plenty of promising evidence to keep the hope alive. First of all, there are hundreds of coronavirus

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