Archives for "Science and technology"
Friday, January 9, 2009 12:00 pm
arly in the 1900s, two manufacturing plants in Arlington, Mass., dumped their chemical waste out back, which polluted a town-owned pond, later filled to create the high school football field.
Thursday, January 1, 2009 1:03 pm
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
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.
Friday, November 7, 2008 12:00 pm
Peter Wong, a professor of mathematics at Bates, has received a grant of nearly $110,000 to support his research in topology.
Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:21 pm
Rice is a managing director at BlackRock, the country's largest publicly traded mutual fund manager. Within the volatile confines of the energy market, Rice is a star. His portfolios top out at just over $8 billion and his most recognized asset, the firm's $1.4 billion Global Resources mutual fund, has soared right alongside the increasing prices of natural gas, coal, and oil.
Saturday, November 1, 2008 1:51 pm
The cover of the Fall 2008 Bates Magazine shows Nicolas Lindholm '86 displaying tomatoes grown on his family-operated organic farm, Hackmatack Farm, in Penobscot, Maine.
Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:46 am
Shortly after a press release announced Lynne Lewis' scholarly article on dam removal, the Bates environmental economist learned where her academic research really hits home.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:00 pm
The annual Otis Lecture at Bates, Pollan's droll, fact-rich talk was titled In Defense of Food: "The Omnivore's Solution."
Monday, October 20, 2008 11:40 am
Historian of science at the University of California, San Diego, Naomi Oreskes gave a lecture on the science of climate change and the notion of scientific consensus. (Total length: 1:16:12)
Sunday, October 19, 2008 1:33 pm
Another cool class I am taking this year is called Field Geology in Maine. What’s awesome about it is how the course introduces you to the principles of geology while working in the field. Therefore, it isn’t the same old “rocks in a box” kind of geology that sounds oh-so boring. Instead, the professor has the philosophy that the best way to learn geology is by doing it. About once a month, our lab will go out on a field trip to the coast, Baxter State Park, or even Acadia National Park.