Below are the articles I wrote for UCR Highlander Newspaper. The Highlander paper has been “independently serving UC Riverside and its surrounding community since 1954."
Bug sensor earns UCR professor $300,000 prize
Computer Science and Engineering Professor Eamonn Keogh has been awarded $300,000 to help support his creation of a wireless bug sensor that can help protect food crops from natural pests and insects. Keogh won the first place prize in a competition hosted by the Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project.
Nosang Myung, professor and chair of UC Riverside’s department of chemical and environmental engineering, is seeking ways to enable mobile devices to detect airborne substances and chemical properties. Myung has teamed up with Innovation Economy Corporation, who will sponsor his lab and help promote Myung’s research endeavors.
UCR study explores link between moral standards and behavior
A recent study conducted by sociologists Jan E. Stets of UC Riverside and Michael J. Carter of Cal State Northridge has proposed a possible link between a person’s behavior and their moral standards. The study digresses from wide spread beliefs that center on the influence of cultural forces on one’s moral inclinations.
“Gonatocerus ater,” a wasp native to Europe, was recently found in Southern California by UC Riverside Entomologist Serguei Triapitsyn. This discovery prompted Triapitsyn to form a theory regarding the intercontinental movement of the wasp.
Governor Jerry Brown’s nomination of Chairman Herbert L. Carter for the California State University of Board of Trustees has failed. The Republicans argued that Carter, whose appointment would have marked his second term as chairman, is responsible for tuition hikes and ill-timed executive salary increases.
The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust has awarded UC Riverside Professor of Psychology Howard Friedman $25,000 for serving as a mentor and guide for students whose work has prompted beneficial change in the community.
UCR faculty recognized for scientific contributions
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has selected four faculty from UC Riverside to join the prestigious association. According to AAAS guidelines, fellows are singled out for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”