Welcome to Berkeley! (or Welcome back to old fellows!) Another excited academic year just started and ToxSA will be hosting a series of events in the following semester. We will be holding our first general meeting this Wednesday, September 10th at 8pm in 166 Barrows. Check it out and signup for membership!
ToxSA has hosted a set of seminars about finding research as an undergraduate and writing research proposals. If you missed the workshop we highly recommend you download the handouts for future reference. If you have questions about undergraduate research you can contact Hien or any of the ToxSA exec team.
Gold Rush Era Mercury Still A Problem
A recent paper published in PNAS explores the long term implications of mercury toxicity from gold mining in California during the 1800's. The research presents a new way of examining the total toxic release of heavy metals from mining and suggests new ways that science should be examining the toxic effects of mining on ecosystems in the future.