Stories about "research excellence"
27 of the best thank-yous from Bates senior theses through the years

Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:37 am

This being Thanksgiving Week, here are the best — the most distinctive, unusual, and quirky — thank-yous offered by generations of weary, yet grateful, seniors.

Robbins ’11 is lead author of landmark paper on asexual coming-out experience

Friday, October 16, 2015 11:46 am

What started as a way for Nicolette Robbins ’11 to spend her final Short Term has become groundbreaking research on what it’s like to come out as an asexual person.

Schlax nets $345K grant to study genetic ‘switches’ central to Lyme disease

Thursday, October 15, 2015 9:58 am

Chemistry professor Paula Schlax's $250,000 grant to study the bacteria that causes Lyme disease includes support for student research.

‘Unexpected’ Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:21 pm

The Arctic's long polar night does not slow down the marine ecosystem — a finding that has sobering consequences for how we think about the seasons in this era of climate change.

‘Love drug’ oxytocin’s possible dark side is the topic of $300,000 Bates study

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:23 pm

Bates neuroscientist Nancy Koven will use a three-year, nearly $300,000 federal grant to take a cold and hard look at oxytocin.

Physics professor Travis Gould nets $473,000 grant to develop new microscope

Friday, August 14, 2015 11:57 am

Gould’s is the latest significant grant awarded to Bates faculty who are utilizing powerful microscopes in the fields of biology, neuroscience, nanotechnology, and photophysics.

Bates is a distinctive presence at international chemistry conference

Thursday, July 23, 2015 1:31 pm

Bates College was the only undergraduate institution represented at a recent international conference dedicated to chirality, a branch of chemistry.

Summer Student Work: Fan Dong ’17 investigates fracking’s health benefits

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:54 pm

Could fracking have health benefits? A junior from Beijing, Fan Dong '17 is helping a Bates College expert in health economics find out.

Lecturer in education receives Fulbright for research in India

Thursday, July 16, 2015 1:21 pm

Anita Charles of Bates College's education faculty has received a Fulbright award for the study of educational practices in India.

Biologist Will Ambrose appointed National Science Foundation program director

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:24 pm

Ambrose will have authority over $12 million in research funding that in large part defines how scientists study Arctic climate change.

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