New Mexico INBRE investigator and Chair of the Department of Math and Physical Science at Northern New Mexico College, Dr. David Torres had the opportunity to publish two impressive research papers: A low-cost computational approach to analyze spiking activity in cockroach sensory neurons, where undergraduates use a spike sorting routine developed in Octave to analyze the spiking activity generated from mechanical stimulation of spines of cockroach legs with the inexpensive SpikerBox amplifier and the free software Audacity. The second publication, Modeling the Influence of Mites on Honey Bee Populations, explains the Varroa destructor mite, which has been associated with the recent decline in honey bee populations. Don’t forget to check them out!