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Studying Creepy Crawlers to Save Lives

Citizen ’Cane Studying Creepy Crawlers to Save Lives Insects will always be one spindly-legged step ahead of us, says Adriana Troyo Rodríguez, Ph.D. ’07, who’s been a fanatic follower of arthropods for as long as she can recall. As a bug-obsessed child, she collected beetles, spiders, grasshoppers—whatever she could get her hands on in her […]

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Rocking the Red Planet

Citizen ’Cane Rocking the Red Planet From her undergraduate days studying mechanical and aerospace engineering in Miami through her master’s degree projects at M.I.T., Missouri-raised Erisa K. Hines, B.S.M.E. ’02, dreamed of exploring space. That opportunity arose in 2006, when she was hired by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech. Just five years later she […]

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