• 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.


  • students taking exam

    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


  • tanner 2014 logo

    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. 


  • reflection of science center interior on display case showing passenger pigeon

    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.


  • Bevil Conway talking to Alan Alda

    Wellesley Professor Presents at Alan Alda's World Science Festival

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Associate Professor of Neuroscience Bevil Conway shared his expertise on the nature of color with acclaimed actor Alan Alda and packed house at Alda's annual event promoting the communication of science.


  •  Justyna Jakubaszek headshot

    Senior Project: Justyna Jakubaszek, Psychology

    Monday, June 23, 2014

    Psychology and political science major Justyna Jakubaszek '14 designed an experiment to examine the effects of a lawyer’s age, gender, and goals on biases in jury decisions for her honors thesis.


  • Katie Eyring

    Senior Project: Katie Eyring, Chemistry

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    With her interest piqued by an organic chemistry course with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dora Carrico-Moniz, Katie Eyring '14 went on to synthesize and evaluate a novel series of compounds that specifically target pancreatic cancer cells.


  • Wellesley students in the lab circa 1890

    12 Wellesley Scholars Win NSF Graduate Fellowhips

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    Continuing Wellesley's legacy of extraordinary scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, 12 Wellesley scholars won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to support study in their fields. Others were honored by Udall and Goldwater Scholarship Foundations.


  • green laser light hitting moon, photo by Dan Long

    Wellesley Professor Collaborates on Tests of Theory of General Relativity

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Assistant Professor of Physics James Battat, a member of the Apache Point Observatory Lunar Laser-ranging Operation since 2004, and other researchers probe accuracy of theories of gravity.


  • Student mentors and participants at the sand table in Science Center

    Wellesley’s Science Club for Girls Hosts Fair for Emerging Scientists

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Wellesley’s Science Club for Girls chapter recently held a successful hands-on science fair with activities and exhibits in 15 different science disciplines for girls in grades K-8.


  • screenshot of ravens on the nest

    Ravencam Live from Wellesley's Science Center

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    In an unusual move, two common ravens have built a nest on a Wellesley building. Science faculty and technology staff launched Ravencam to record the birds' behavior at the nest for scientific purposes and to stream live online for observation by anyone on the Internet.


  • seal pup relaxing on ice floe

    Wellesley Researchers Use Seal Teeth to See Lake's Past

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    By analyzing the composition of Lake Baikal seal teeth, Professor of Biological Sciences Marianne Moore, post-doctoral fellow Ted Ozersky, and Wellesley student Xiu Ying Deng ’15 aim to show environmental and contaminant patterns in the lake over the last 80 years.


  • two students work at laptops

    Wellesley Students Code in College's First Hackathon

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Last weekend, eight teams of Wellesley students representing a variety of majors took on the challenge of collaborating and competing to create mobile apps in WHack, the college’s first 24-hour coding marathon.


  • Rita Colwell in lab

    Wellesley Symposium Focuses on How Best to Communicate Science

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Pioneering microbiologist Rita Colwell, longtime head of the National Science Foundation, addresses a Wellesley symposium where participants grapple with the challenges of communicating science to the public, especially in fields that are easily politicized.


  • Amy Banzaert and student work on bicycle

    Spotlight on Teaching: Developing Technology for a Better World

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    In this recurring feature that highlights one of the many innovative, thought-provoking Wellesley courses each month, we visit the engineering courses of Visiting Lecturer of Engineering Amy Banzaert.


  • side by side headshots of Eva Sommaripa and Tracy Orleans

    Two Alums to Be Honored at 2014 Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    The Alumnae Achievement Award is the highest honor given to alumnae for excellence and distinction in their fields. The 2014 award will be presented to Eva Sommaripa ’63 and C. Tracy Orleans ’70 in a public ceremony on February 27, 2014.


  • Professor Emily Buchholtz

    2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecture: A Bush Not a Tree

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    In this year's Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Gordon P. Lang and Althea P. Lang ’26 Professor of Biological Sciences Emily Buchholtz tackles the question of how we name and visualize life’s diversity today.