Tag Archives: Science

Apply Today for the Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science Residency Program

Induction: Supporting Teachers After Graduation Residents of the Museum’s MAT ESR Program are supported throughout their time in the program and after.  Earth Science Residents are provided a full scholarship to cover tuition, a $30,000 stipend for living expenses, and additional financial supports including free textbooks, certification exams, and a program laptop while in the 15-month program. Upon graduation we

Read more

Join us for free professional learning opportunities this December!

The Gottesman Center for Science Teaching and Learning invites you to continue learning, stay engaged, and stay safe this school year by applying for our upcoming teacher professional learning opportunities. Please note that all offerings are online and are conducted over Zoom. A device and connection that allows you to participate fully is required. All offerings are application-based but free and

Read more

Pfizer and BioNTech Conclude Phase 3 Study of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate, Meeting All Primary Efficacy Endpoints

Primary efficacy analysis demonstrates BNT162b2 to be 95% effective against COVID-19 beginning 28 days after the first dose; 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were evaluated, with 162 observed in the placebo group versus 8 in the vaccine group Efficacy was consistent across age, gender, race and ethnicity demographics; observed efficacy in adults over 65 years of age was over 94% Safety

Read more

Academy’s Science and Technology Council Adds 7 New Members

Linda Borgeson, Lois Burwell, Teri E.Dorman, Greg Hedgepath, Ujwal Nirgudkar, Helena Packer and Amy Vincent have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2020–2021 membership roster to 25. Borgeson is currently senior vice president of feature post production, Disney Live Action.  With more than 30 years working in

Read more

Study Identifies New “Hidden” Gene in COVID-19 Virus

Researchers have discovered a new “hidden” gene in SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—that may have contributed to its unique biology and pandemic potential. In a virus that only has about 15 genes in total, knowing more about this and other overlapping genes—or “genes within genes”—could have a significant impact on how we combat the virus. The new gene is described today

Read more