The Oakland Post

Upcoming STEM events

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor November 23, 2022

A few weeks ago, The Oakland Post published a story on different events to attend for fun during late fall and early winter. In addition to recreational activities, Michigan has some exciting STEM attractions,...

Potential ‘tripledemic’ winter: Flu, RSV and COVID-19

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor November 16, 2022

If you were to ask someone if they knew anyone sick right now, they would probably say yes. Although we are not in the midst of peak COVID-19 cases like we were in the past few years, other illnesses have...

Students present at Virginia research conference

Students present at Virginia research conference

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor November 9, 2022

Ten students from various biological disciplines and one faculty member (Dr. Sandra Troxell-Smith) from Oakland University’s chapter of the Scientific Research Honor Society Sigma Xi traveled to Alexandria,...

College students, major targets of crowd crush — How to survive

College students, major targets of crowd crush — How to survive

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter November 9, 2022

There is one commonality between Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Nov. 2021, a football game in Indonesia and Halloween party in Seoul, South Korea last month: excitement turning into horror and...

Dr. Colin Wu is an associate professor of biochemistry here at Oakland University whose work mainly focuses on DNA repair mechanisms.

Research and outreach with Dr. Colin Wu

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor November 2, 2022

Dr. Colin Wu is an associate professor of biochemistry here at Oakland University. “My work mainly focuses on DNA repair mechanisms," Wu said. "We’re interested in how repair proteins in our cells...

Women in Science, Engineering and Research at Oakland University (OUWISER) — an organization focused on improving campus climate and supporting faculty at OU — is hosting a hybrid lunch event on Nov. 7 from 12-1 p.m.

‘Breaking Stereotypes with Women in STEM’ panelists explain why students should attend

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter November 2, 2022

Despite the progress made over the last several decades to encourage more women to pursue STEM fields, implicit gender bias and stereotypes still exist today, and the STEM field is still overrepresented...

OUWB medical students’ effort to raise awareness about breast cancer

OUWB medical students’ effort to raise awareness about breast cancer

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter November 2, 2022

Oct. was breast cancer awareness month. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 290,560 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2022, along with an additional 51,400 cases of ductal...

How STEM influences elections

How STEM influences elections

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor October 26, 2022

Many science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students often have one thing on their mind while in school: STEM. With the intense, all encompassing nature of STEM courses, it may be difficult...

Where Whitmer and Dixon stand on climate change

Where Whitmer and Dixon stand on climate change

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter October 26, 2022

The earth is warming much more quickly than scientists had predicted, according to a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published last year. This could lead to permafrost...

Looking Back: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed discusses the intersection between healthcare policy and politics

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2022

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Nov. 15, 2021. This past week, I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Abdul El-Sayed — physician, epidemiologist, author and former Michigan...

Symptoms of meningitis

Meningitis and college students

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor October 19, 2022

Back to school season each fall often leads to many people developing illnesses such as the common cold, flu or even COVID-19. Talks of another illness — perhaps the most threatening to college students...

Tiegs, professor for the Department of the Biological Sciences at Oakland University, employs field-based experimental and observational approaches in his research studies. 

Scott Tiegs’ study takes step toward understanding aquatic ecosystems

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter October 19, 2022

“Geographically separate ecosystems are often ecologically connected by flows of carbon and nutrients. Rivers receive nitrogen subsidies from the Pacific Ocean in the form of migrating salmon; streams...

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