Science and Technology

Mechanical Engineering Capstones Address Real-World Problems
Student projects work to improve crosswalk safety and explore sustainable filtration systems for microplastics and lead.
Scenes From the Research as Art Celebration
The Jefferson community comes together to experience the work of researchers through stunning visuals.
What Can Sports Reveal About America?
Dr. Kevin Thompson shares the lessons he’s learned by studying the connection between sports, politics and culture in American society.
Jefferson Investigates: Fentanyl Test Strips, Liver Transplantation, Trauma and Maternal Mortality
New research on using harm reduction tools in emergency rooms; reassessing liver donors who were on life support; and investigating the impact of trauma in Black maternal mortality.
How Do We Improve Awareness About Menstruation and Period Poverty?
Conversations around menstrual health may combat stigma and improve equal access to period products.
With NASA Internship, Nutrition Student Helps to Fuel Astronauts
The experience allowed Gabrielle Zimmerman to better understand the role of food and nutrition in a space mission’s success.
The Science Behind Forensic Drug Analysis
Forensic toxicologists work across the medical and criminal legal systems to understand the rapidly-changing landscape of drugs in the U.S.
23 Memorable Jefferson Moments for 2023
The Nexus looks back at some of the biggest stories from the past year.
Jefferson Investigates: ChatGPT in Sleep Apnea, Distress in Cancer Care and Hunger for Moms in Opioid Treatment
African American men are more affected by cancer, ChatGPT may help patients understand sleep apnea, and looking at the basic needs of mothers in treatment for opioids use.
Solving the Mystery of Knee Pain
A physical therapist works to understand why knee pain affects some people and not others — and how to treat it.
Jefferson Investigates: Mitochondrial DNA, Transgender Care, Menstrual Equity
New research explores how mitochondrial genetic material is inherited; improving culturally competent care for transgender patients; and the lack of menstrual supplies in prison.