Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:55:59 GMT
Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
Alabama State University has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to serve as one of its Research Experience for Undergraduates sites. The $336,634 grant is good from April 1 until March 30, 2017.
The REU program is a highly sought after national program. The program will host ten undergraduate students for ten weeks in a summer program by providing "hands-on" experience in experimental research in nanotechnology and biotechnology.
Dr. Komal Vig, the principal investigator of the ASU research program, said that the goal for the training is to lead to successful pursuits of graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
"This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in cutting-edge training in nanobiotechnology. Due to our strengths in this field, ASU was selected to be the REU training site, which is a nationwide competition," Dr. Vig said. "We are excited to have grants such as this, which are very difficult to receive and which expose students to research in STEM fields; motivating them for a career in much needed STEM areas in the country."
The grant will provide a $5,000 stipend, on-campus housing and meal and travel allowances during the ten week period. Students who are pursuing undergraduate studies in STEM fields are eligible to apply for the program.
For more information about the program, call 334-229-5131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.