Academic Support

The work of the Biology Department is enhanced by academic support staff, peer writing tutors, and campus-wide support programs.

 


CARNEGIE SCIENCE ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Sylvia Deschaine

Sylvia Deschaine provides able administrative assistance for the science departments in Carnegie Science Building. The building reception office contains a computer, faculty and student laser printers, a vintage IBM Selectric typewriter, two photocopiers, faculty and staff mail boxes and postal supplies, and a kitchenette.  Sylvia hires and supervises the student workers who staff the office.

 

Carnegie Reception Desk (207) 786-6490
Carnegie Science Building FAX: (207)786-8334


BONNEY SCIENCE ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Alexis Hockaday

Alexis Hockaday provides administrative assistance for the science departments in the Bonney Science Center, including Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Neuroscience.

Bonney Science Center 181
Phone: (207) 755-5919
Email: ahockada-at-bates.edu
Building Fax: (207) 786-8343


SCIENCE RESOURCE MANAGER

Sonya Locke

Bonney Science Center 187
Phone: (207) 786-6112
Email: slocke-at-bates.edu


VIVARIUM COORDINATOR

Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes works with faculty in Biology, Neuroscience, and Biological Chemistry in the development of protocols and experiments involving animals or people as part of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). In this capacity, Mary provides annual training for students, faculty, and staff using animals for research or teaching.

Bonney Science Center 185
Phone: 207-753-6942
Email:  mhughes-at-bates.edu

 


CHEMICAL STOCKROOM AND SAFETY TECHNICIAN

Jonathan Witt

Bonney Science Center 161
Phone: (207) 786-6294
Email: jwitt-at-bates.edu


SCIENCE RESOURCE TECHNICIAN

Mark Lessard
Carnegie Science Hall 521
Phone: (207) 786-8216
Email: mlessard-at-bates.edu


WRITING AT BATES PROGRAM

The Writing & Language Center is staffed by peer tutorsBates students who have taken several writing-attentive courses in the natural sciences and have learned how to be successful writers and speakers in these courses. These peer tutors are prepared to talk with you about your writing and speaking assignments and to meet with you at any stage of your writing process. Whether you want help brainstorming ideas, writing first or second drafts, integrating feedback from your professor, planning or giving and oral presentations, or revising, editing, and proofreading, ARC’s Writing & Language Center peer tutors are here to lend you a friendly, compassionate, and well-trained ear! If your science course is a writing-attentive course–or a W1, W2, or W3 course–you may have  a Course-Attached Tutor (CAT) to help you with your writing and speaking assignments in that specific course. You are also welcome to make an appointment with any peer tutor in the Writing & Language Center using Bates’ online tutor appointments portal WCOnline, or by simply dropping in to The Academic Resources Commons (on the first floor of Ladd Library) during our open hours and a Resource Representative will set you up with an available peer tutor in The Writing & Language Center.
If you find that you need writing or speaking support beyond what peer tutors in the WLC are able to offer you, please contact Dr. Bridget Fullerton, Acting Director of Writing@Bates and The Writing & Language Center at bfullert@bates.edu.

TECHNICAL WRITING ASSISTANTS (TWA)

For over 25 years, the Technical Writing Assistants, based in the Academic Resource Commons Writing at Bates Program, have provided much needed peer-peer scientific writing assistance for students in the writing-intensive biology core curriculum. Application to become a TWA is made to the  Academic Resource Commons (ARC).

ARC TWA Application


ACADEMIC RESOURCE COMMONS (ARC)

The Academic Resource Commons (ARC) is a community of learners, designed to empower Bates students to succeed and excel in their studies. ARC offers high-quality, student-focused peer tutoring (including Technical Writing Assistants, or TWAs) and other support services in a welcoming, inclusive, environment.The ARC is located in Ladd Library.Contact Us

Academic Resource Commons
Ladd Library
AcademicResourceCommons@bates.edu
207-786-6106

 


LADD LIBRARY

The George and Helen Ladd Library offers many resources useful to our majors. Peter Schlax, the Science Reference Librarian, provides introductions to the library’s science resources including Research Guides and On-Line Research Literature Tools for students and courses on an as-need basis. Peter is a tremendous resource for learning how to effectively search and use bioinformatics databases.


MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS WORKSHOP

 

Grace Coulombe

The Mathematics and Statistics Workshop (part of the ARC) provides individual tutoring and assistance for students in introductory courses having a quantitative component as well maintaining various resource materials.

 

For more information or to make an appointment please contact:

Grace Coulombe, Director
Voice: (207) 786-8374
email: gcoulomb-at-bates.edu