Archives for "Natural sciences"
September 20, 2002 3:11 pm
At a time when U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern fossil fuels has assumed ominous new overtones, a Sept. 25 lecture at Bates College holds out hope for a virtually unlimited new source of energy. In the second of two lectures that day inaugurating an “eminent scientist” series at Bates, National Medal of Science recipient Harry Gray will discuss recent progress on attempts to split water cost-effectively into hydrogen and oxygen gases, which would make hydrogen gas a feasible substitute for fossil fuels as our major energy source.
September 20, 2002 2:34 pm
Nobel Prize laureate and econometrician Lawrence R. Klein will spend a week in residence at Bates College, where he will deliver two public presentations about his research at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. The public is invited to attend these talks, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall, free of charge.
September 10, 2002 2:12 pm
Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and founding director of the Beckman Institute of Technology at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver science lectures at 4 p.m. and at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the inaugural George S. Hammond ’43 H’73 Eminent Scientist Lecture event, and admission is free.
May 15, 2002 9:56 am
“I want my students to discover that in learning math, as in juggling, it is important to accept our mistakes, to pick up the pieces and to start over again until we get it right,” says David Haines, professor of mathematics at Bates College. Haines also encourages his students to juggle during class hours.
April 24, 2002 3:29 pm
The third annual Lewiston High School Science Fair takes place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the high school gymnasium, 156 East Ave. Presented in partnership with the Bates College Center for Service-Learning, the fair features nearly 450 projects created during the school year by students in grades 9 through 12.
March 29, 2002 3:14 pm
Thomas J. Wenzel, a resident of Auburn and a chemistry professor at Bates College, is one of two educators nationally to receive a 2002 CUR Fellows Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).
February 13, 2002 9:28 am
Kristin J. Smith, a chemistry major, is one of four undergraduate students nationwide to receive the American Chemical Society’s I.M. Kolthoff Enrichment Award.
January 14, 2002 3:39 pm
Matthew Cote, associate professor of chemistry; Atsuko Hirai, Kazushige Hirasawa Professor of History; and John Rhodes, associate professor of mathematics, have been awarded Phillips Faculty Fellowships for the 2002-03 academic year, announced Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College.
January 7, 2002 4:05 pm
Timothy Leach, a 1999 graduate of Bates College, discusses his fact-finding tour of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the college’s Chase Lounge, on Campus Avenue. The presentation is open to the public at no charge.
November 5, 2001 2:56 pm
Five members of the Bates College science faculty took part last August in an institute sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The outcome of the five-day summer institute was a new national initiative called Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER).