Author Archives: Jaclyn K Werner

About Jaclyn K Werner

Jackie Werner is the GSU Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy librarian.

Science at Dragon*Con

Walkers in the Dragon*Con parade labeled as different elements.

If all you’ve seen of Dragon*Con (Atlanta’s yearly convention on Labor Day Weekend) is the parade, you might think it’s just meant for science fiction, fantasy, and comics. But did you know Dragon*Con has many panels and guest speakers on … Continue reading

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Science Research on the iPhone and iPad

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Have you ever wanted to do research on your iPad or iPhone? Working on a mobile device may not be as convenient as a computer, but more and more publishers are starting to make sure you can access articles on … Continue reading

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Trouble Accessing Articles?

Looking for a specific article? Here’s how to tell if the library has it and how to get a copy if we don’t. Step 1: Find It @ GSU You’ll be able to access articles in journals the library subscribes … Continue reading

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GSU Astronomy Professors Publish on Be Stars and Black Holes

Several Georgia State University Astronomy students and faculty have recently published articles in the Astrophysical Journal. Check out their research: Peters, G. J., Pewett, T. D., Gies, D. R., Touhami, Y. N., & Grundstrom, E. D. (2013). Far-ultraviolet detection of … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Celebrating Black Scientists

In the United States, the proportion of black professionals in science and engineering occupations is “substantially lower” than their representation in the workforce as a whole1, even though a “relatively high” proportion of black students enter college intending to major … Continue reading

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Vote on Names for Pluto’s Moons

Pluto may no longer be a planet, but it’s still great at engendering public interest in astronomy. On February 11, the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute called on the Internet to vote on the official names of Pluto’s two smallest moons … Continue reading

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National Science Foundation Updates Grant Proposal Policies

Planning on submitting a grant to the National Science Foundation (NSF) now or in the future? Make sure to familiarize yourself with the NSF’s new rules for grant proposals, effective January 14. The Chronicle of Higher Education concisely reviews the … Continue reading

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PLoS, arXiv, and the Future of Open Access

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Is open access (OA) really the way of the future, or is it unsustainable? To get an idea, we’ll look at two OA success stories: PLoS and arXiv. PLoS, or Public Library of Science, is a OA publisher and advocacy … Continue reading

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Nobel Laureate in Physics John Mather Speaking at GSU October 23rd

Dr. John Mather, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics, will be presenting the “History of the Universe from Beginning to End” on Tuesday, October 23 at 1:30PM in the Student Center Speaker’s Auditorium. Dr. Mather, along with fellow … Continue reading

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Particle Physics Pioneers in Open Access

The field of particle physics, already known for its heavy use of the open access depository arXiv, is switching completely to open access publication. The Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3)–of which Georgia State University is … Continue reading

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