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Closures, remote work, supply chain issues, and changing priorities have affected almost everyone’s lives at some point during the nearly two years of the coronavirus pandemic. The process of science itself was no exception. The many people who do the lab work, experiments, and human studies that further scientific knowledge all faced challenges—many of which were unexpected.

Professor Tony Schmitz
Professor Tony Schmitz

To understand how the pandemic changed the process of science, The Conversation spoke with four researchers including Tony Schmitz, professor of mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering, about their experiences over the past two years. Read the full article on The Conversation.

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