Veteran cSw staffer Carey Lau interviews her innovative classmate, Laura Vorbach, a finalist in the International Clean Tech competition. The secret ingredient that contributed to Laura’s successful project was bamboo.
Oxitec, a British biotech company, is combatting the spread of Zika virus, dengue fever, yellow fever and chikungunya, by reducing the mosquito population through genetic engineering. Or rather, letting the bugs limit themselves. Fewer mosquitos? Fewer diseases spread.
On a beautiful summer Saturday, cSw writers, editors, graphic designers and comms mentors met up for the annual High School Science Communications Forum at Monmouth University. It was a day full of networking, skill-building and inspiration for these curious and creative young science communicators.