Think about the childhood aspirations every scientist had growing up: I want to work with dinosaurs; I want to be a marine biologist; I want to save the world. There are a select few individuals who get to be everything they dreamed of, and who are making the world a better place. Believe it or not, these folks are making a huge difference in our own backyard, at the University of Rhode Island. Here are a few scientists who kept their dreams alive, and who make our lives better by doing the good work they do.
David Fastovsky chips away at dinosaur research
Meet Vaccinologist & entrepreneur Annie de Groot
Brad Seibel explores the ocean’s depths
Jimmie Oxley aims to make bombs less scary
Karl Aspelund imagines the clothing required for interstellar space travel
Local history in the making