Tuesday, December 11

The Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science (OCDS), which aims to empower underrepresented groups in the sciences, held a Spring Science and Engineering Showcase to encourage community college students to pursue STEM in higher education. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)
The Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science (OCDS), which aims to empower underrepresented groups in the sciences, held a Spring Science and Engineering Showcase to encourage community college students to pursue STEM in higher education. (Amy Dixon/Assistant photo editor)

(Jae Su and John Ingrao/Daily Bruin)

UCLA faculty designs data analysis curriculum for high school students

UCLA faculty are working with local school districts to teach high school students big data analysis. UCLA, in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, received a five-year, multimillion dollar grant from the National Science Foundation in 2010 to design curricula for high school math and science classes with a strong emphasis on computational thinking. Read more...

(Jae Su and John Ingrao/Daily Bruin)

A panel of experts in sustainable energy and policy talked about the role of research, citizens and local community organizations to push for renewable energy resources at an event Wednesday night. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)
A panel of experts in sustainable energy and policy talked about the role of research, citizens and local community organizations to push for renewable energy resources at an event Wednesday night. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Campus departments are now required to pay an extra $9 for each business-related domestic round trip and $25 for each international round trip for staff members traveling by air, which will finance programs that focus on reducing greenhouse gas emission. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Campus departments are now required to pay an extra $9 for each business-related domestic round trip and $25 for each international round trip for staff members traveling by air, which will finance programs that focus on reducing greenhouse gas emission. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Experts from across the United States spoke at the UCLA Conference on Art, Neuroscience and Psychiatry over the weekend. The conference focused on the integration of art and neuroscience to create new therapies for neurological disorders such as autism. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Sports editor)
Experts from across the United States spoke at the UCLA Conference on Art, Neuroscience and Psychiatry over the weekend. The conference focused on the integration of art and neuroscience to create new therapies for neurological disorders such as autism. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Sports editor)

Anne Andrews, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, was recognized by 
the National Institutes of Health last week for her work researching psychiatric diseases. (Courtesy of Reed Hutchinson)

NIH recognizes UCLA professor’s neuroscience research with award, grant

A UCLA professor is developing a new microscopic sensor to monitor the chemical signaling of major neurotransmitters in the brain. Anne Andrews, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, received the National Institutes of Health’s $6 million Transformative Research Award last week for her research, which aims to understand psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. Read more...

Anne Andrews, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, was recognized by 
the National Institutes of Health last week for her work researching psychiatric diseases. (Courtesy of Reed Hutchinson)

(Jessie Hui/Daily Bruin)
(Jessie Hui/Daily Bruin)