Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is an innovation-oriented public university established in 2010, funded by Shenzhen Municipality. Widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in moving China’s higher education forward to match the country’s ever-growing role in the international arena, SUSTech aspires to be a globally-renowned university that contributes significantly to the advancement of science and technology by excelling in interdisciplinary research, nurturing creative future leaders and creating knowledge for the world.

From its inception, SUSTech has attached enormous importance to attracting high-quality talents to its faculty. Through our continuing efforts to recruit world-class educators, SUSTech is proud to have over 1000 faculty members and staff. 90% have worked overseas, and 60% have worked or studied in a global top 100 university. Our faculty includes 44 members of national academies and 31 Distinguished Young Scholars of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Campus Life

The SUSTech campus

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The science behind the Equinox

The science behind the Equinox
The science behind the Equinox

September 22nd is the Autumnal Equinox for 2020, the fall season’s start for the northern hemisphere.

Standing here on Earth’s surface, nothing may seem particularly out of the ordinary. When you look at it from afar, though, our entire world is slightly off-kilter. As the Earth traces its elliptical path around the Sun every year, the axis it rotates around each day is tilted with respect to that path, by roughly 23.4 degrees.

While we don’t feel the tilt itself, we see its effects, specifically in the changing seasons throughout the year. The planet does not ‘wobbling’ back and forth by 23.4 degrees during the year, though. Earth’s tilt remains roughly the same all year long, with the planet’s axis always pointing out of the North Pole towards a star named Polaris. It’s this consistent tilt, along with our world’s motion around the Sun, that

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School of Science and Technology-Bayshore welcomes students back for in person learning

The School of Science and Technology-Bayshore welcomed back students September 21 with a plan to keep everyone safe.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Students across the coastal bend continue to return to the classroom as more schools opened their doors for in-person learning. The School of Science and Technology-Bayshore welcomed back students Sept. 21.

“It was nice to have the kids come back, it’s been a very long time,” said Kathryn Trojanowski, a first grade teacher at the school.

It had been six months since the staff saw kids in the classroom. SST started the 2020-2021 school year online in August like many other districts in the coastal bend.

“One of the strategies we came up with was just to wait for the other ISD’s to start the school and then come up on board maybe a week or two after so we have that experience,” said Mehmet Guruz, the principal

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Luciteria Science Expands their Line of Educational Toys for Science | News

TUMWATER, Wash., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The founders of Luciteria Science are pleased to announce that they have just expanded their line of educational science toys.

To check out the updated selection of educational toys, please visit https://luciteria.com/blog/2020/9/8/luciteria-science-expands-its-educational-toys-for-science.

As a company spokesperson noted, the founders of Luciteria Science believe that being able to see, touch and experience the basic building blocks of science is an important part of learning about this fascinating subject. For people with an inherent interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), STEM toys and hands-on learning resources can help them develop and explore their interests.

This knowledge inspired the founders to create and launch a new line of educational bundles that are ideal for not only private collectors and educators, but also students and science lovers of all ages, as well as parents who are currently teaching their children at home.

The

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Satellite Science Is Helping The Environment, From Farms To Oceans

The same technology used for satellites can monitor both lands and seafloors, helping adaptation and mitigation practices against climate change.

Vultus and PlanBlue are two of the nine climate ventures selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Climate KIC to receive €4 million, as part of the EIT Crisis Response Initiative, with the aim to help start-ups recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. To choose who deserved the grant, EIT Climate-KIC took into consideration the potential reduction of greenhouse gases emissions made possible by each innovation.

“Our entrepreneurship community has been severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis, be it through  last-minute investment cancellations, losing customers, global supply chains being interrupted or  even just distraction

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Group raising $50,000 to send science kits to schools in South America, Caribbean

ORLANDO, Fla. – A group of passionate science communicators from around the world are working to bring science supplies to students in South America and the Caribbean and one of the group members plans to fly down the supplies once it’s all said and done.

Passage was founded by a growing group of young and veteran leaders in science, with the goal of supplying more than 20,000 pre-kindergarten to high school-age children with the tools to help them learn about science, technology, engineering and math fields.

“It’s for kids and students who, you know, maybe are in high school who are going to be going into college to get into STEM degrees, or just starting off who looked at Bob and Doug go to space and said, I want to be an astronaut,” Passage group member NASA engineer Joan Melendez-Misners said.

[SPACE CURIOUS PODCAST: Astronomers are working to ensure large

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AICTE Approves Geospatial Science And Technology As Subject In GATE And NET Exams

AICTE Approves Geospatial Science And Technology As Subject In GATE And NET Exams

AICTE Approves Geospatial Science And Technology As Subject In GATE And NET Exams

New Delhi:

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has approved for the inclusion of Geospatial Science And Technology as a subject in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and the National Eligibility Test (NET). Candidates appearing in NET for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), and for lectureship in universities and colleges, including IITs and NITs, will now be able to study the newly added subject.

The inclusion of the subject will benefit students and help in the “evolution of Geospatial Ecosystem in the country”, an official statement said.

The inclusion of the subject was approved on the recommendation of the National Geospatial Task Force Report 2013, under the Chairmanship of former ISRO Chairman, Dr. K. Kasturirangan.

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has also highlighted the need for Geospatial subject in GATE and NET

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National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator awards two grants to MIT | MIT News

Two grants have been awarded to MIT researchers on the themes of socio-resilient infrastructure, and on the future of oceans. The grants are part of the U.S. National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator program, designed to foster global cross-disciplinary and cross-sector workshops on emerging areas of critical societal importance. The NSF Convergence Accelerator program further aims to accelerate use-inspired, convergence research via partnerships between academic and non-academic stakeholders.

Socio-resilient infrastructures

The Socioresilient Infrastructure: Precision Materials, Assemblages, and Systems project is co-led by Christine Ortiz, the Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Ellan Spero, a historian of science and technology and instructor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. This project will engage leading researchers from around the world to advance an intellectual framework for socio-resilient infrastructure, where social resilience is considered to be the ability of human communities to cope with and adapt to stresses and shocks

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APS Congressional Science Fellow Put Scientific Skills to Use During COVID-19 Crisis

Prior to dealing with the coronavirus health crisis, Gladstone said the first step in her fellowship was getting acclimated to working in US Sen. Gary Peters’ office. Peters, who represents Michigan, is the Ranking Member of the HSGAC.

“Each Senator’s office runs differently, like each professor’s research group functions differently. I started by taking notes at constituent meetings, briefings, and hearings (and learning the difference between those). I summarized other people’s positions into one-page decision memos, and in doing so, learned about their work and how the office flows,” she said.

Gladstone recalled there was plenty of work to do to stay on top of the health crisis.

“From January to March, we were getting reports, preparing for hearings, and working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. I sent notes around my office from COVID-19 hearings, explaining the difference between COVID-19 and SARS-COV-2,” she said.

Gladstone said that chance meetings

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