Author: Lauren J. Young

After living in California all her life, Lauren is thrilled for her many adventures as a SHERPie in New York City. Lauren majored in Biology and minored in English at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Between bug hunting and wielding micropipettes, Lauren created an academic journal for scientists-in-training called Symposium: Student Journal of Science and Math. On the side, she wrote stories about all the amazing resources libraries have to offer for her university library’s blog, Kennedy Out Loud. She has also developed a deep love for traveling, show tunes and strong coffee.

VIDEO: Looking behind the glass

VIDEO: Looking behind the glass

Artists, scientists and engineers mix creativity with technique to master the mysterious properties of glass

By Lauren J. Young | Posted November 3, 2015

Urban heat: A message from the future

Urban heat: A message from the future

As heat waves increase, worried scientists are pushing greener city roofs and streets

By Lauren J. Young | Posted September 10, 2015

Imaging the heart requires an awkward pose

Imaging the heart requires an awkward pose

Feeling like you have to pee is only one of the uncomfortable moments in a coronary angiogram

By Lauren J. Young | Posted May 27, 2015

A man of letters and soil

A man of letters and soil

Farm director and writer Scott Chaskey balances his winter season between composing poetry and challenging the national organic standard

By Lauren J. Young | Posted April 29, 2015

The portrait of an operating room

The portrait of an operating room

Marie Rossettie blends traditional and new art techniques to give the human body more vibrancy

By Lauren J. Young | Posted January 30, 2015

Engineered by humans, inspired by nature

Engineered by humans, inspired by nature

Biomimicry allows scientists to take a page out of nature’s playbook

By Lauren J. Young | Posted January 12, 2015

Caught in the crossfire of the data throttling battle

Caught in the crossfire of the data throttling battle

The FTC vs. AT&T lawsuit is just the beginning of the war over mobile data law

By Lauren J. Young | Posted January 8, 2015

Curtains up, cellphones out

Curtains up, cellphones out

Theater experts are connecting audiences with smartphones

By Lauren J. Young | Posted November 25, 2014

The puzzle of morality

The puzzle of morality

A Harvard neuroscientist looks to evolution to explain altruism

By Lauren J. Young | Posted November 19, 2014

Tech is the new black

Tech is the new black

Can wearable technology improve your life and your wardrobe?

By Lauren J. Young | Posted October 31, 2014