Julia Laszcz

Science & Research Desk | Julia Laszcz (she/her 24C) is from Bergen County, New Jersey, majoring in neuroscience and behavioral biology and English. Outside of the Wheel, Laszcz is a writer for Grey Matters. Laszcz also is a volunteer for her town’s ambulance corp. She likes to cook new recipes and play with her dog.

Research Roundup: Emory faculty contributions to STEM research

Emory University and Emory School of Medicine faculty have accomplished major milestones in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research, from investigating new protein-related changes in Alzheimer's patients’ brains to building a robotic fish powered by human heart cells. Snails with schistosomiasis Assistant Professor of Biology David Civitello. Photo courtesy of Emory University Assistant Professor [...]

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Emory professors report barriers to women in sciences, cite mentorship as key to gender equity

From research into HIV cures to analyzing plants for medicinal purposes, women at Emory University have made significant contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). However, female professors continue to report barriers in advancing in the STEM field.  Professor of Chemistry Jennifer Heemstra has experienced this acutely, particularly in regards to [...]

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Emory students share experiences from virtual semester start

Although Emory University announced earlier this month that students would return to in person classes on Jan. 31, the remote start to the spring semester yielded mixed reactions from students. Emory has stated that the temporary shift to virtual classes will allow for academic continuity of students. If students tested positive for COVID-19 during the [...]

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Emory welcomes largest transfer class, which grew by nearly 50%

Emory University’s fall 2021 transfer student population stands at 215 students, a 49% increase from the previous year. According to the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support, 144 students transferred to the University in fall 2020, an increase from the 96 transfer students in fall 2019. The transfer admit rate this year was roughly [...]

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Music Midtown makes comeback after last year’s show canceled

After a year’s hiatus because of the pandemic, Music Midtown took back Piedmont Park Sept. 18-19, attracting massive crowds and mosh pits across four stages. The packed festival brought headline performers from a variety of music genres, such as rock, rap and indie. Renowned artists Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5, Megan Thee Stallion, Machine Gun Kelly [...]

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