Yen Duong

2018 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow

University of Illinois at Chicago, Math 
Fellowship Sponsor: American Mathematical Society
Fellowship Site: Raleigh News & Observer
www.yenduong.com
@yenergy

I finished my PhD in mathematics from University of Illinois at Chicago in the summer of 2017. My research was in the field of geometric group theory, where I applied new techniques of cubulation to random groups, a field from the 1980s. While in graduate school, I founded a few regional conferences for women in mathematics, mentored undergraduates in mathematics, and started my blog, Baking and Math. I blog about current research in mathematics, baking, Vietnamese food, social issues, and whatever else I'm thinking about that week. I expend most of my energy keeping two small humans alive- they appeared during graduate school and have stuck around me since then. I believe all news is local news and all politics is local politics, and that's why I'm so excited to become part of the Raleigh News & Observer this summer as an AAAS Mass Media Fellow.

Fellowship publications  at Raleigh News & Observer

6/01/2018          Talk like a lemur. Attack a tumor. Explore the galaxy. This exhibit blends science and design.

6/12/2018          These 4 NC counties, including one near the Triangle, saw heroin deaths spike

6/13/2018          Before dinosaurs, these creatures ruled the earth. An NC paleontologist discovered them.

6/15/2018          Want to control that 'hangry' feeling you sometimes get? UNC researchers explore how.

6/18/2018          Rock a bye manta ray, in the ocean: The first manta ray nursery is found

6/20/2018          Looks can deceive: They're adorable, but kinkajous are really 'Satan's teddy bear'

6/22/2018          Dish soap can stop the sounds of your dripping sink. In theory, anyway.

6/22/2018          Oldies are goodies: These birds may have sung the same songs for 1,000 years, Duke finds

6/28/2018          Spot a shark while diving off the NC coast? Snap a pic for these scientists.

7/02/2018          Can polio, a killer virus from the past, treat cancer in the present? Duke is optimistic

7/05/2018          Is 'Ant-Man' accurate? We fact-check his superhero antics with a Raleigh ant man.

7/06/2018          You're not a fraud. This summer program aims to keep women in tech

7/10/2018          One step further in the hunt for tumor cells: Duke researchers unveil a prototype device

7/13/2018          Teachers view student behavior differently based on race, NC State research suggests

7/20/2018          Hope for peanut allergies? Pills, patches, drops and even nuts themselves are being studied.

7/23/2018          Notice more flies than usual? Here's what you can do about them

7/27/2018          Horseshoe crabs save our lives. What are we doing to save theirs?

8/03/2018          Can we use Raleigh to predict effects of climate change? NC State researchers think so

8/03/2018          Do your genes hold the secret to your success? Duke and UNC Researchers explain

8/08/2018          How and where to watch the meteor shower next week from the Triangle

8/08/2018          Duke researchers discover how leukemia enters the brain

8/09/2018          Beer and science, a perfect pairing for these museum nights out