Archives for "Natural sciences"

Friday

May 22, 2015 10:17 am

For students, finding an invasive insect in Maine is yet another ‘useful’ Bates experience

For students, finding an invasive insect in Maine is yet another ‘useful’ Bates experience

Finding an invasive and destructive insect is no one’s idea of good news. How the insect was found, by a Bates professor and his students, does hit better notes.

Thursday

January 15, 2015 3:38 pm

‘Future-proof': Second of its kind in Maine, new microscope is a game-changer

‘Future-proof': Second of its kind in Maine, new microscope is a game-changer

Bates College is now home to a state-of-the-art confocal microscope, only the second of its kind in the state, that professors call a “game-changer” for student learning and faculty research.

Wednesday

December 3, 2014 4:11 pm

Fellowships enable Bates trio to sample academe, graduate-style

Fellowships enable Bates trio to sample academe, graduate-style

Three Bates College students formed the largest contingent from a single institution to receive 2014 undergraduate fellowships from the Creating Connections Consortium.

Thursday

November 20, 2014 8:31 am

Herzig to speak on science, suffering and feminism

Herzig to speak on science, suffering and feminism

Rebecca Herzig marks her appointment to an endowed professorship at Bates College with a lecture on Dec. 2.

Tuesday

October 28, 2014 2:42 pm

Keys to effective thinking on tap in Sampson Lecture

Keys to effective thinking on tap in Sampson Lecture

Michael Starbird, a mathematician who has given hundreds of lectures and dozens of workshops on effective teaching and effective thinking, offers a lecture on effective thinking on Oct. 30.

Monday

October 27, 2014 1:31 pm

Dead clams talking: $337,000 grant supports clamshell-climate research

Dead clams talking: $337,000 grant supports clamshell-climate research

An oceanographer and a geologist at Bates have received a National Science Foundation grant to create a 1,000-year record of changing sea and climate conditions in the Norwegian Arctic.

Friday

October 24, 2014 10:51 am

Bates welcomes new faculty: Brett Huggett, biology

Bates welcomes new faculty: Brett Huggett, biology

New at Bates as an assistant professor of biology, Brett Huggett specializes in how trees response to environmental stress.

Tuesday

October 21, 2014 11:00 am

Nuclear pasta and other tales from senior physics majors’ summer fellowships

Nuclear pasta and other tales from senior physics majors’ summer fellowships

Physics majors describe the practical application of physics in medicine, the behavior of light, and studies of new states of matter.

Thursday

October 16, 2014 3:00 pm

Bates welcomes new faculty: Katharine Ott, mathematics

Bates welcomes new faculty: Katharine Ott, mathematics

New at Bates as an assistant professor of mathematics, Katharine Ott is eager to contribute to Bates’ strong track record in bringing more women into math.

Wednesday

September 24, 2014 8:48 am

Bates welcomes new faculty: Geneviève Robert, geology

Bates welcomes new faculty: Geneviève Robert, geology

Geneviève Robert, an assistant professor of geology who started at Bates in August, researches the rheology — the factors that influence the flow — of volcanic molten rock.