Diversity in science matters to breakthroughs. When more scientists with varied backgrounds and experiences fill laboratories and collaborate on teams, outcomes in innovation and discovery surpass those of less diverse scientific groups, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)….
Featured video: Lava project
There are few places in the world to watch a flowing stream of lava. Hawaii and Iceland come to mind. Add Syracuse to the list. Okay, there hasn’t been a volcanic eruption here lately, but outside of the Comstock Art Facility, the lava is flowing. In a collaborative project, sculpture professor Robert Wysocki and Earth sciences department chair Jeff Karson are exploring the possibilities of the molten rock as an art form and a natural phenomenon—one pour, one crucible at a time. “This real world experience solidifies what I want to do in my career”, SU students say.