Category Archives: Education

Uncovering the paper trail

UMKC researchers are using 21st century scientific methods to follow a paper trail across medieval Europe. The interdisciplinary project by principal investigators Virginia Blanton, Ph.D., professor of English and department co-chair; Reza Derakhshani, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering; Nathan Oyler, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry; and Jeff Rydberg-Cox, director of classics … Continue reading Uncovering the paper trail

Measuring circadian rhythms

Sitting in his office amid stacks of unkempt papers and books, Jeffrey Price must swat away a fruit fly now and then as he discusses his research. It would probably be more surprising if there were no insects buzzing around him. Price, an associate professor of the School of Biological Sciences and the Department of … Continue reading Measuring circadian rhythms

Mapping cosmic history

Our cosmic address is one galaxy, the Milky Way, but there’s a universe teeming with a zoo of 100 billion galaxies. UMKC Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Daniel H. McIntosh, Ph.D., is trying to find out how that happened. “We know that soon after the Big Bang there were ZERO galaxies,” he says. “We … Continue reading Mapping cosmic history

Spotlight: Mark Brodwin

Meet astronomer Mark Brodwin, assistant professor of physics and astronomy. When he’s not researching and discovering unique galaxy clusters, he’s working as a NASA-nominated member of the Euclid Consortium mission, which is intended to launch in 2020. What is your research interest? My research involves the discovery and study of rare, distant galaxy clusters, which … Continue reading Spotlight: Mark Brodwin