Research News

October 07, 2016

Grant funds research into electronics performance

Sometimes you can ask a service technician or engineer to make a house call if something goes wrong with your technology. But there are times when that is really not practical.

October 07, 2016

Book explores rise of ‘grooming environments’ for men

The barbershop is in decline. From 1992 to 2012, barbershops have fallen off by 23 percent. During that same time period, a new, descriptive word has appeared: metrosexual. Coincidence? Not at all, according to Kristen Barber, assistant professor of sociology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

September 28, 2016

‘Foal watch’ offers students hands-on experience

Talk about a demanding class -- Animal Science 419 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale requires students to spend a few overnights in the barn. But the students love it.

August 10, 2016

Researcher analyzes natural ecosystem benefits

If conservation is important, there must be a reason for the importance, a demonstrable value that goes beyond mere aesthetics. Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate student Mark Healy is focusing his research on describing that value in practical terms, of finding ways to measure how natural ecosystems benefit society and individuals and why conservation is worth the trouble. That field of study is called “quantification of ecosystem services.”

August 03, 2016

Crop waste products could power biofuels

What crop farmers leave behind in the field – wheat straw and corn stover – could be a key factor in the next stage of biofuels.

July 29, 2016

Students benefit from new exercise science technology

Two new sophisticated pieces of equipment acquired by one of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s fastest-growing programs will benefit students and members of the community.

July 11, 2016

Research focuses on demise of Texas horned lizard

The horned lizard is well-loved part of culture in its range, which stretches from Kansas through Oklahoma and into Texas. But the once plentiful species has been harder to find in recent years.

July 07, 2016

Center funds three energy-related studies

A Southern Illinois University Carbondale center dedicated to finding energy solutions for tomorrow is funding three studies by researchers that are designed to increase efficiency and preserve the environment.

July 06, 2016

Study explores bullying, prevention in area schools

Researchers from Southern Illinois University Carbondale are assessing perceptions of school safety, experiences of bullying and strategies for promoting safe and supportive learning environments in schools across the region.

June 13, 2016

Study: Plenty of blame to go around for fiscal crisis

A new study indicates Illinois’ fiscal crisis stems from a “congenital failure” of leadership, along with voter unwillingness to appreciate the state’s financial issues and hold lawmakers accountable.

May 04, 2016

SIU chemist’s research validated by overseas lab

Science moves forward in increments, one hard-earned fact building on another, each being verified time and again as progress occurs.

April 08, 2016

Vegetable scientist assisting Moroccan farmers

Consumers want consistency. They want to buy a pepper that’s the same size as other peppers, and they want carrots the same color as other carrots. That seems simple enough.

March 10, 2016

Research project focuses on state’s wetlands

Wetlands aren’t always that wet. So a researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is trying to create models that would predict when wetlands in Illinois will become saturated with water.

March 07, 2016

Poll: Voters support medical marijuana, split on casual use

Voters in Illinois show overwhelming support for medicinal marijuana use, but less than half support legalization for recreational use, according to a new poll conducted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

December 10, 2015

Goodson focused on enhancing imaging technology

If you want to see what’s going on inside the human body, you have two choices: Turn the lights on with stronger imaging machines, or make the stuff you want to see “brighter.”

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