Monday, February 8, 2016
Wellesley’s Knapp Media and Technology Center is home to several 3D printers. 3D printing technology enables instructors to bring classroom concepts into physical form.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Speaking with The Pre-Med Years podcast, Adele Wolfson discussed why students should find a balance between social sciences and humanities and science.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Horticulturists David Sommers and Tony Antonucci recently got a big surprise from a little visitor in Wellesley’s tropical greenhouse.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a research infrastructure grant of nearly $480,000 to the Computer Science Department to create an interactive visualization facility for interdisciplinary research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.