Archives for "Research excellence"

Sunday

March 1, 2009 1:19 pm

Turning Points: Simple Questions

The latest campus comings and goings

Sunday

March 1, 2009 12:25 pm

Presenting new knowledge in 1700 square inches

Dana Oster ’09 had to think big — Atlantic Ocean big — during her geology research on the ever-shifting sands of Seawall Beach, part of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area along the Maine coast.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 11:23 am

What boys want: perspectives on gender differences

If you’ve been paying attention to education news, you know that boys are falling behind academically. You’ve heard they are lagging in reading and writing, graduating from high school at lower rates than girls, and filling fewer seats in college classrooms.

Monday

January 19, 2009 2:46 pm

Bates students honored for neuroscience research

A Bates College junior and a recent graduate have been honored for their achievements in neuroscience research at the college.

Monday

January 19, 2009 10:02 am

Bates study: Accept Somali work experience for GED, language skills

The largest barrier to employment for many new Somali residents of Lewiston and Auburn is a lack of English language skills, according to a new report by a Bates College research group. Somali respondents also voiced frustration that a General Educational Development (GED) certificate is often required as a minimum qualification for most entry-level jobs, regardless of prior job experience. The GED certifies that an individual has American high school-level academic skills.

Friday

January 9, 2009 3:56 pm

A farmer's life grows on Otis fellow Anna Skarstad '11

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing to hoe that row until she understands why….

Thursday

January 1, 2009 1:03 pm

Wenzel awarded $100,000 grant for chemistry curriculum development

Thomas Wenzel, a chemistry professor at Bates, has received a grant worth nearly $100,000 to support an online curriculum development project in analytical chemistry.

Wednesday

November 19, 2008 11:10 am

Wenzel awarded $100,000 grant for chemistry curriculum development

Thomas Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry, received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create an entirely online undergraduate curriculum in analytical chemistry that’s distinctive in two ways.

Tuesday

November 11, 2008 10:58 am

Sargent explores disconnect between principles and judgments

Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Sargent has received a grant of approximately $60,000 to support research into the brain’s ability to link moral principles with specific judgments.

Friday

November 7, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates mathematician awarded $107,000 grant

Peter Wong, a professor of mathematics at Bates, has received a grant of nearly $110,000 to support his research in topology.