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 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 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
Building Fax: (207) 786-8343
SCIENCE RESOURCE MANAGER
Bonney Science Center 187
Phone: (207) 786-6112
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
CHEMICAL STOCKROOM AND SAFETY TECHNICIAN
Bonney Science Center 161
Phone: (207) 786-6294
SCIENCE RESOURCE TECHNICIAN
Carnegie Science Hall 521
Phone: (207) 786-8216
WRITING AT BATES PROGRAM
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).
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
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
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