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“Experiment, Fail, Learn, Repeat” Kara Brugman shares her secret to successful science

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In this spotlight, Brugman talks about her recent work, discusses the importance of failure in science, and gives advice to anyone who may be looking to pursue a career in science

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Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam inspires girls in STEM as she studies distant worlds

Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam inspires girls in STEM as she studies distant worlds

In this Postdoc Spotlight, we spoke with EPL astronomer and Nat Geo Explorer Munazza Alam. She discussed her recent work to uncover the characteristics of an oddly low-density planet, what it’s like to be a woman in STEM, and what it's like to work with National Geographic. 
 

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Postdoc Spotlight: Michael L. Wong explores strange new worlds

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In this spotlight, postdoc Michael L. Wong shares his recent research about Nitrogen on an ancient Mars; gives advice to future astrobiologists, and sets his sights on next year’s Mud Cup. He also shares how his love of science fiction inspired him to get into this field of study.

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Behind the Scenes: In the high pressure lab with Jill Yang

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The top-tier instrumentation at Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) makes it one of the best places in the world to study materials under pressure. Jill Yang is the high-pressure research technician in charge of making sure those machines work according to plan—and she takes her job seriously!

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Postdoc Spotlight: Tiange Bi predicts new materials under pressure

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Tiange Bi uses her interdisciplinary set of skills and computational expertise to predict the synthesis of new materials. Her research is primarily focused on crystal structure prediction of new clathrate structures and theoretical studies of the transport properties of iron alloys in the Earth and planetary cores. 

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