science & tech

COSMOS trains new generation of scientists

High school students take part in a highly competitive summer program that lets them live on campus and learn about university life.

UCI professor Francisco Ayala

UCI professor wins 2010 Templeton Prize

Francisco Ayala, UC Irvine professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, who has vigorously opposed the entanglement of science and religion while also calling for mutual respect between the two, has won the 2010 Templeton Prize.

Getting the lead out

Oladele Ogunseitan picks up a cell phone and tosses it into a small wood chipper in his UC Irvine lab. Is he conducting a wacky experiment? Overreacting to one too many dropped calls? Actually, Ogunseitan grinds up old phones for a purely scientific cause: He’s studying toxic electronic waste. Chair of the population health & […]

E-Week activities

Restoring math and science excellence

Summit aims to boost student interest, achievement in science, technology, engineering, math.

Ian Parker Photo

Going to extremes

Few people could match the intensity and perseverance of UC Irvine neurobiologist Ian Parker. Maybe they’re not passionate enough about photography to lie in puddles, drive thousands of miles, scale sheer cliffs, sleep outside in the cold, fight altitude sickness and rise hours before the sun. Maybe they’re not so bent on studying cells that […]