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).

raven

Wellesley’s Ravens Return!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Common ravens are uncommon here, but Wellesley is home to a breeding pair for second year running. Watch them live online.

Gretchen Campbell

How Wellesley Prepared a Rising Physics Star

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

When Gretchen Campbell ’01 won the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award, she praised Wellesley for preparing her for a career in physics, a field she hadn’t planned to enter. 

students in the HCI lab

The Power of Computing, Then and Now

Friday, March 27, 2015

For 32 years, Wellesley’s Computer Science Department has provided the support and training students need to excel in computing careers and to help shape the future of computer science. 

the Milky Way galaxy

Spotlight on Teaching: Einstein and the Dark Universe

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In Physics 100: Einstein and the Dark Universe, first-year students explore the astrophysical evidence that reveals the presence of dark matter and dark energy.

Professor Marc Tetel

Wellesley Professor in Scientific Journal: Life at Liberal Arts College

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Neuroscience Marc Tetel has published an article in the flagship journal of the Endocrine Society, Endocrinology, about working at a liberal arts college as a career option for research scientists. 

Wellesley's math department celebrates Pi Day

Wellesley Celebrates Pi Day on 3/14/15

Friday, March 13, 2015

On 3/14/15, the Wellesley math department celebrates the Ultimate Pi Day by hosting activities and offering pie in honor of a very special number.

Robogals workshop

STEM Education By and For Students

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Wellesley chapter of Robogals empowers local elementary-school girls to explore technology and robotics.

Carol Ann Paul in sunhat and sunglasses

Lifetime Achievement Award to Wellesley Neuroscience Faculty Member

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wellesley's beloved neuroscience instructor Carol Ann Paul was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, an international organization focused on neuroscience education and research at the undergraduate level.

Sophia Sokolowski high in the rigging of sailboat

Wellesley Junior Conducts Marine Research in Mediterranean

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sophia Sokolowski ’16 just completed a semester overseas—literally. Much of SEA Semester, which offers cross-disciplinary exploration of themes related to the ocean and global environments, is spent aboard ship in the Mediterranean. She was one of 21 U.S. students accepted to the program.

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Wellesley Students Tackle Putnam Math Competition

Monday, December 8, 2014

With the guidance of Assistant Professor of Mathematics Andy Schultz, Wellesley students across class years exercise their mathematical and problem-solving chops to take on the Putnam exam, a six-hour math competition.

Ashley Funk rides bike on a fall day

Wellesley Junior Wins Prestigious EPA Fellowship

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ashley Funk '16 joins a line of Wellesley women who in recent years have won Greater Research Opportunity fellowships, worth approximately $50,000 toward undergraduate studies and a summer Environmental Protection Agency internship.

The fellowship, worth approximately $50,000, is awarded annually to 40 promising American students interested in pursuing careers in environmental studies. - See more at: http://www.wellesley.edu/news/2013/12/node/40604#sthash.he5Jno1z.dpuf
The fellowship, worth approximately $50,000, is awarded annually to 40 promising American students interested in pursuing careers in environmental studies. - See more at: http://www.wellesley.edu/news/2013/12/node/40604#sthash.he5Jno1z.dpuf
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Wellesley Celebrates Annual Tanner Conference

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Today, the College community gathers for a full day of presentations about student out-of-classroom experiences. The Tanner Conference celebrates the diversity and depth of student endeavors. 

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Reflections on the Passenger Pigeon

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A specimen in Wellesley's Science Center collection helps us look back, and look forward.

poseter session in full swing

Summer Research Poster Session 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

On Thursday, July 31, the student participants of Wellesley’s Summer Research Program presented their research to faculty, friends, and the community with presentation posters in the Science Center Library. This week marks the final week of the program.