Alumni Grants & Scholarships

Pictured here is Isla, an Olive Ridley Turtle who is missing both flippers on her left side due to fishing net entanglement aka Ghost Fishing.

Barlow Alumni Educators Travel Grant

“I’m excited to see not just this year, but in the many years to come, how the Bonney Science Center facilitates research, collaboration, and exploration at Bates.”— Chemistry major Loren Andrews ’22 (right), speaking at the Bonney Science Center campuswide celebration today, where members of the Bates community heard President Clayton Spencer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Malcolm Hill, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Geneva Laurita speak about the building’s transformational qualitiesAndrews joined Hill and Laurita, her thesis advisor, after she addressed a crowd of about 200 students, faculty and staff who gathered under a tent on the Library Quad, where they also enjoyed refreshments and listened to music from the Planet Pan Steelband and a cappella from the Crosstones.In her thesis, Andrews will experimentally and computationally explore the stability of potential battery materials — specifically ones that could be more environmentally friendly, abundant, or cost effective than lithium.“This comes at an important time as the world’s looks to shift to electric vehicles and the demand for renewable energy storage rises, Andrews said. “Not only do I get to take advantage of the state of the art lab facilities, but Bonney also provides ample space and to support me in computational work.”

Pomeroy Alumni Scholarship