Students and professor examine an insect during a late summer bio survey in Wellesley's Edible Ecosystem Garden

Edible Ecosystem Garden Insect Survey

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A recent bio survey helped identify which plants attract the most, and most diverse, beneficial insects to Wellesley’s Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden.

Prof. Marianne Moore, Bella Nikom ‘17 and Kristin Huizenga ‘16 seated at a table

Students Join Expedition to Russia’s Lake Baikal

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bella Nikom '17 and Kristin Huizenga '16 joined Professor Marianne Moore on an Expedition to Russia’s Lake Baikal this summer.

Prof. Vanja Klepac-Ceraj and Serry Park '16 examine a petri dish

Wellesley Professor and Students Publish Research on Microbes and Human Health

Monday, August 17, 2015

In a new article, Wellesley’s Vanja Klepac-Ceraj and students, Serry Park '16 and Rebecca J. Rubinstein '15, argue that an understanding of microbiology could change the way doctors diagnose and treat diseases.

Students, faculty, and visitors gather around posters presenting student summer research.

Poster Presentation Concludes Summer Research Program

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Science Center recently hosted a poster presentation, which displayed student work conducted during the College's Summer Research Program.

Wellesleys Human Computer Interaction Lab

HCI Researchers Enter 2015 iGEM Competition

Friday, July 31, 2015

Summer researchers in Wellesley’s HCI lab have completed a prototype program for a collaborative exhibit in the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, which will be entered into iGEM, an international synthetic biology contest.

Veronica Lin '15 works with Girls in Robotics Camp in South Africa

Alumna Leads Robotics Workshops for Girls in Cape Town, South Africa

Monday, July 20, 2015

Veronica Lin ‘15 is spending 10 weeks this summer in Cape Town, South Africa, with an NGO that offers educational enrichment to children and teachers in impoverished schools and communities through robotics and reading programs.

Hand holds a postcard that reads "Greetings from Brunswick, Georgia"

Dear Wellesley: Evan Williams ’17 Writes from the Georgia (U.S.) Coast

Friday, July 17, 2015

The third in a summer postcard series featuring letters from students, Evan Williams ’17 writes from her Global Engagement internship on the Georgia coast (U.S.) barrier islands.

A photo of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft

Alumna Part of NASA New Horizons Team

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Amanda Zangari ‘08 is a member of NASA’s New Horizons flyby team. The New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto this week after a nearly decade-long journey through the solar system.

Old and new Facebook icon, the new icon puts woman in front.

Alumna Gives Facebook’s Icons A Gender Makeover

Monday, July 13, 2015

Caitlin Winner ‘05, a design manager at Facebook, gave the site’s icons a gender makeover, making the woman's silhouette larger moving it in front of the man's.

Photo of Carina Belvin ’16 studying physics

Wellesley Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Carina Belvin ’16 won a Goldwater Scholarship, which supports outstanding undergraduate students in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering.

A door with a metal scroll pattern, meant to represent Brenda Peynado ‘05's story "The Great Escape"

Alumna Awarded Prestigious Short Story Award

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Brenda Peynado '06 has been awarded the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Short Story Award, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a creative writer.

Photo of the Andes Mountains

Alumnae Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sarah George ’14, one of five alumnae to win a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, is studying how the formation of the Andes Mountains in northern Peru and Ecuador may have caused the Amazon River to reverse its course.

Laura Stevens Glacier Hopping

Laura Stevens ’11 Tackles Scientific Mystery in “Nature”

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Laura Stevens ’11 co-authored an article in the prestigious scientific journal Nature this month. Her team's research addresses a phenomenon that has been puzzling scientists for years.

Join us for the Ruhlman Conference

Ruhlman Conference Highlights Student and Faculty Research

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

During today's Ruhlman conference, the Wellesley community gathers to celebrate student achievement.

Nutritional Deficits Early in Life Have Long-Term Impacts on Honey Bees

Thursday, April 9, 2015

A new study led by Wellesley Professor Heather Mattila showed that poor nutrition for honey bee larvae leads to compromised pollination capabilities as adult bees and illustrates a possible link to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).