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If you have recently received an email from the UW Environmental Health & Safety department (EHS), you might have heard of the death caps, dangerous mushrooms found around campus.

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Last week we took a look at the various experiences that encouraged and validated an undergraduate's decision to go pre-med. The adrenaline of watching surgery first-hand, the deep satisfaction of watching a patient smile, the stellar grades in biology courses, and, most importantly, the fun…

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Editor's note: Steminism is a biweekly feature column, where Ash Shah highlights work and research being done by womxn in STEM at the UW actively challenging the dominant norms in science. 

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Fear of commitment isn’t only an issue in romantic relationships. A 2018 Reddit thread asked why it seemed like pre-med was the most popular major on every college campus, and the responses unanimously declared how a dramatic majority of self-declared pre-meds change their minds by the time …

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Last Thursday, Pennsylvania State University professor emeritus Tom Mallouk visited the UW to discuss a technical niche in the larger body of solar energy research: attempting to mimic biological processes in order to optimize the efficiency of solar energy conversion systems.  

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At a time of increasing awareness of systemic social biases, a psychology study authored by professors from the University of Georgia and the UW found that children exposed to nonverbal signals of bias against an individual can develop a bias against that individual’s broader social group.

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The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence announced that their system, Aristo, is now successfully tackling multiple-choice science questions at the eighth-grade level. 

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This week’s mythbusting: The UW doesn’t have an official pre-med track, nor does attending the school for undergraduate improve your chances of acceptance into the UW School of Medicine (UWSOM). 

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Going the pre-med route at the UW is reliable and very doable: few surprises, little to no risk, and a massive amount of respect if you make it to graduation. 

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At the same time as the Tar Heels say farewell to an innovator, educator, entrepreneur, and distinguished professor, the Huskies welcome a new leader to head one of their most intellectually rigorous and creative departments.

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Washington state hosts some of the most fascinating forests in the country. However, it also provides habitats for pests that feed on trees. These insects, which often cause trees to lose leaves, are known as defoliators. 

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The Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) is located within the department of sociology and features a team made up of undergraduates, graduates, and professors who work to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in science at the UW and around the country.

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Renowned theoretical physicist and UW professor Ann Nelson passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, after suffering a fatal fall while backpacking with family and friends in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area in the Central Cascades. 

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Keeping players safe while maintaining the fundamentals of the game of soccer is a tricky balance to nail. Dr. Sara Chrisman, a pediatrician at UW Medicine Sports Institute, is working to get the ball rolling on the technique behind safe soccer headers.   

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It’s easy to feel safe in Seattle and to see wildfires as a problem in drier states, especially with our sprawling waterfront and views of green trees in any direction. However, as signs of climate change have become increasingly visible, wildfires become more common and more serious in the …