Science in the News

Classes in Science in the News: CH 221 (General Chemistry), CH 227 (General Chemistry Lab), and CH 199 (College Connections).
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.

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

The summer assignment will be to bring in two articles of science that is relevant in the news today. One should be regarding a social issue in science and the other one can be up to you! Can’t wait to meet you all in the fall!

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

The first meeting for the FIG is Friday, September 22nd at 11:00 am in Columbia 150. Please arrive on time as we will be relocating shortly after.