The search for knowledge knows no boundaries. In the quest for answers to pressing problems and questions within our own society, researchers must reach beyond borders, where they can discover universal truths and trends that reflect the human experience, regardless of geographic location.
What if aid workers in developing regions could quickly and accurately diagnose deadly diseases using just a paper card? Dr. Shannon Weigum, assistant professor of biology, is using high-tech methods to create compact, easy-to-use tools that may help save the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
The Lower Pecos Canyonlands, on the northeast edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, holds the key to understanding the region's early history. At the site of this Texas treasure, Dr. Stephen L. Black and his crew of undergraduate and graduate students are meticulously uncovering centuries-old information about the conditions that shaped this region.