Stories about "Science and technology"
From folks on the front lines, Short Term students learn about sea level rise

Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:30 pm

For a Short Term course new in 2019, professors Lynne Lewis and Francis Eanes brought students to the front lines of the battle against rising seas.

Professor of Biology April Hill in her Carnegie Science Lab, Room 404, training two "new scientists." “For me, it’s like being a coach," she says. Names forthcoming.The two students in the lab with Hill are Sara King ’21 of Newton Center, Mass., and Jasmine Nutakki ’21 of Augusta, Maine. Hill says: “They were learning to use a technique called the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify genes from freshwater sponges. Both students (and some others) will be working over short term on a project funded by my NSF grant to study the gene networks involved in animal:algal symbioses. In this case, the animals are sponges and the algae are Chlorella.” 
Hill and Wageners team up to ensure that all STEM students thrive at Bates

Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:57 pm

Students in science and math are entitled to thrive, not just survive, says April Hill, the Wagener Family Professor for Equity and Inclusion in STEM.

Jennifer Doudna, pioneer and leading public voice of CRISPR gene-editing research, to deliver 2019 Commencement Address, joined by honorands Travis Mills and Megan Smith

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:12 am

An internationally renowned biochemist, Doudna is a leading public voice in the emerging discussion of the societal and ethical implications of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology.

Physics students Kingdell S. Valdez ‘19 of Andover, Mass. (gray sweater) and Cristopher Thompson '19 of Macon, Ga., (Bates track sweatshirt) pose for photographs and discuss a physics problem at the blackboard in third-floor Carnegie Science physics lab on March 7, 2019.They are working on a collaborative physics senior project, doing different aspects w/similar data, turning in separate documents.
Two physics majors talk about galaxies, gas, dust, and moments “when you’re like, ‘awesome!'”

Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:24 pm

Here's how doing research with a professor in a Bates lab is like "standing on the shoulders of giants."

Q&A: Katie Burke ’03 on how company culture can be a weapon or asset

Friday, March 8, 2019 9:58 am

Rather than employees who “fit” the culture, companies should seek people who add to the culture, says Burke, chief people officer at HubSpot and College Key Alumna in Residence.

Campus Construction Update: March 8, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:12 pm

The week of March 18 is when you’ll see the first bold strokes in the creation of Bates’ new science building.

NESCAC Chill Poll for Jan. 31, 2019: The Polar Vortex edition

Friday, February 1, 2019 12:10 pm

Bates and NESCAC dodged the worst of the polar vortex cold (this time), but we're simpatico with our neighbors to the west.

Campus Construction Update: Jan. 18, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:52 pm

A second Renewable Fuel Oil burner in the campus heating plant has helped Bates cut its greenhouse gas emissions to a mere 5 percent of 2001 levels.

In telling climate stories, who’s in and who’s out? asks Otis speaker Elizabeth Rush

Friday, November 2, 2018 11:13 am

For Rush, author of the acclaimed Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, offering the 2018 Otis Lecture was a homecoming of sorts.

In state-of-the-art labs, Bates alumni work toward Ebola treatments

Friday, October 12, 2018 9:17 am

Two Bates alumni try to understand how Ebola and its relatives infect cells — and what we can do to stop it.

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