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Two miles beneath the ocean’s surface, geologists and students from the University of Illinois dove deep to study the very formation of the Earth’s crust while exploring underwater volcanoes.

At the SOFTLAB@PSU, artists, designers, researchers and students collaborate on the next generation of computational textiles that allow our clothing to become a means of communication between our bodies and technology.

On the campus of Purdue University – where Amelia Earhart once served as a career advisor for young women – a collection of important items related to the iconic aviatrix keeps her legacy flying high.

To engage teens and pre-teens with the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts/design and mathematics, researchers and educators from the Northwestern University School of Education and Public Policy developed the FUSE challenge series, which range in theme from robotics to biotechnology to app development.

Keeping kids off the streets and in school, The Ohio State University’s Urban GEMS (Gardening Entrepreneurs Motivating Sustainability) program teaches students in underserved communities new skills and competencies through aeroponic agriculture.

Through their startup Roshni Rides, a group of intrepid Rutgers graduates are looking to provide green transportations solutions and viable business opportunities to refugee camps around the world.

By naturally strengthening the immune systems of poultry, dairy cattle and other livestock, University of Wisconsin animal scientists are drastically reducing the need for antibiotics, which can lead to devastating drug-resistant strains of common diseases.

Despite its strength, in the presence of a raging inferno, steel will inevitably weaken and melt. This can lead to catastrophic outcomes in structural fires. Engineers from Michigan State University are working on ways to insulate steel supports so that first responders have more time to contain the blaze and save lives.

Using art, writing and other forms of expression, University of Iowa students are helping the inmates of the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women make the connections they’ll need to flourish in freedom.

ALS often robs its victims of their ability to speak. At the University of Minnesota, speech and language pathologists are recording patients’ own voices in order to create synthesized speaking tools that are as true to life as possible, giving them the confidence to converse.