Science in the News


This FIG will consider how science stories are presented by the popular media, and how a person with or without a science education can analyze and make informed decisions about scientific issues that impact society.

Note: Please see academic advisor before attempting to add a chemistry FIG. There will be spaces available in this FIG at each IntroDUCKtion session.

College Connections Faculty: Diane Hawley

Photo of College Connections faculty for Science in the News, Diane Hawley.

I am  a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and have been at the University of Oregon since 1986. Prior to coming to Eugene, I received my Ph.D. at Harvard University, complemented by my B.A. from University of Kansas. My research group is interested in the enzymology of RNA polymerases and the mechanisms by which eukaryotic transcription is regulated. Outside of work, I enjoy gardening, singing with various choirs, including the mixed a cappella group Clefs of Insanity, and training and competing in agility with my dogs.

FIG Assistant: Montana Dewberry

I am a third-year student at the University of Oregon. I am studying General Science with a minor in Chemistry. After UO I hope to attend physician assistant school. I am from Walnut Creek, CA and am an avid doodler, food enthusiast and enjoy the outdoors. I am super excited to meet you all in the fall, shoot me an email with your name, major and what you are most excited for to mmd@uoregon.edu.

Summer Assignment

Find an article relating to science that frustrates you and an article relating to science that you find helpful and engaging.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

Coming August 2018