Geoscientist Dan Brabander and Wellesley student Ciaran Gallagher conduct field research

Citizen-Scientist Partnership Studies Lead Levels in ‘Urban Fruit’

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dan Brabander, professor of geosciences, and students worked with a community group to study lead levels in fruit harvested in urban settings around Boston. Their results have surprising practical health applications.

Reusable water bottles filled at new Wellesley Science Center hydration stations

Student Leads Effort To Reduce Science Center Disposable Water Bottle Use

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Annie Roth Blumfield '17 wrote a grant proposal for three new hydration stations in the Science Center, which will reduce the center's use of disposable water bottles.

Wellesley Math Program Named "Bright Spot" in Hispanic Education

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Wellesley Emerging Scholars Initiative was recently named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Anicia Arredondo points to larger than average subspots observed through College telescopes this week

A Great Week for Astronomy

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Students discuss this week’s lunar eclipse and "supermoon," and NASA’s announcement that there’s evidence of water on the surface of Mars.

Image from New York Times Magazine Story on New Artificially Intelligent Barbie

Tracy Gleason Speaks With New York Times Magazine About Mattel's A.I. Barbie Doll

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mattel’s new talking Barbie doll uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) and speech recognition technology to interact with children. Professor Tracy Gleason, who studies the imaginative play of children, spoke with the New York Times Magazine about the toy.

Geosciences students conduct fieldwork on campus

Spotlight on Teaching: GEOS 101 Earth Processes and the Environment

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Students in GEOS 101 are exploring sedimentation rates in Paramecium Pond and the Silver Thread as part of a semester-long project using these sites as living laboratories.

Spotted Hyenas, the subject of Ford Foundation Fellow Connie Roja '14's research

Connie Rojas '14 Named Ford Fellow

Friday, September 18, 2015

Ford Fellow Connie Rojas '14, now a doctoral student in integrative biology, spent four weeks observing spotted hyenas in Kenya this summer.

Quote in white text on blue and red field by Wellesley's Adele Wolfson says "we must stop treating the arts and sciences as mutually exclusive"

Science Matters: Adele Wolfson Essay Published By Inside Higher Ed

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Adele Wolfson penned an essay for Inside Higher Education warning against shifting too far away from science training for future doctors.

Kalpana D. Acharya, working in the Tetel lab in the Science Center

Wellesley Researchers Publish New Findings in Online Journal eNeuro

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Researchers working in the lab of neuroscience professor Marc J. Tetel have published a paper that presents novel findings on how progesterone affects the brain.

Gurtov hands colleague a bag of fossils collected from the caves, November 2013. Photo by John Hawks, UW-Madison

Alumna Part of Team That Discovered New Human Ancestor, Homo Naledi

Friday, September 11, 2015

A discovery in a South African cave adds a new branch to the human family tree. Alia Gurtov ’07 is one of six women known as the Rising Star Expedition’s "Underground Astronauts."

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.