Stories about "Science and technology"
Video: ‘A beautiful place’ for Beverly Johnson and students to drill into the science of blue carbon

Friday, September 8, 2023 1:47 pm

Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Beverly Johnson savors the outdoor work - and data - gathered by a team of research students who studied blue carbon sinks with Johnson this summer in four Maine salt marshes.

Marine biology internship sawing off tuna heads seemed ghoulish, but contributing to science made it all worth it for Ben Morse ’24

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 9:22 am

By removing the otolith bone from tuna heads this summer in his Purposeful Work internship at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Ben Morse '24 helped provide key data to help biologists assess the health of the tuna population, which, in turn, helps inform policy makers who manage the tuna fishery.

Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences Beverly Johnson takes her summer research students who are studying blue carbon cycling in salt marshes to Bates-MorseM ountain in Phippsburg.
Bates student and faculty researchers take high-tech lead in critical blue carbon research

Friday, August 4, 2023 3:45 am

Bates students are among the first in Maine to use state-of-the-art technology to better understand the potential of coastal "blue carbon" to help mitigate effects of climate change.

This ‘beautiful, dreamlike’ cloud photo by a Bates professor is Best in Show

Thursday, June 29, 2023 9:20 am

The clouds above Maine on April 23 suggested a psychedelic landscape painting — Salvador Dali meets John Constable? — and created a photographic moment for Associate Professor of Biology Andrew Mountcastle

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 12:25 pm

June was full of rekindling: alumni pouring onto campus for Reunion, Bates' Employee Enrichment Week, and a new outdoor gear-lending library co-founded by Hallie Herz '11 — all in This Month at Bates.

Professor of Physics Nathan Lundblad has received an award from NASA. He is collaborating with several students on the research and is shown here in his Carnegie Science Lab (Carnegie 146) with two of those students, Kona Lindsey ’23 of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Elias Veilleux ’23 (I gray shirt with glasses) of Orono, Maine Kona is shown with his laptop that display research images. Kona writes: “The image seen on my laptop is from an experiment run in the Cold Atom Lab on the International Space Station (ISS). It shows an ultracold gas bubble composed of rubidium atoms. The ring that is visible indicates that the atoms are occupying a shell, or bubble structure. You can see that the inside of the ring has few atoms, meaning the structure is truly hollow.”
Bates physics professor earns NASA’s ‘exceptional achievement’ award, plus $1.89 million in grant funding, for groundbreaking research in space

Friday, May 19, 2023 11:11 am

Recognizing Professor of Physics Nathan Lundblad's groundbreaking experiments in the Cold Atom Laboratory aboard the International Space Station, NASA has awarded him a $1.89 million grant extension and its prestigious Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal.

Video: Campus osprey tries to build a nest at Garcelon

Friday, April 21, 2023 1:52 pm

Immense talent at finding prey doesn’t mean that an osprey, or any bird, will also be good at nest-building.

Video: ‘The light and the forest and the whole system together’ — Caleb Ireland ’23

Friday, March 3, 2023 8:21 am

As he grew up, Ireland loved to roam the forests, fields, and swamps near his rural home. At Bates, he's become an award-winning environmental studies major ready tell stories that "an really inspire and teach people."

And now: The answer to how ancient plants could live on dry land

Thursday, December 8, 2022 1:28 pm

Researchers including Bates biologist Brett Huggett answer a long-unanswered question: how early plants made the big move to dry-land living 400 million years ago.

Dana Hall re-opens to the Bates community on Monday, Aug. 29 from 2-4 pm for light refreshments and a chance to celebrate its renovation.The renovation of Dana is an important part of both our revitalization of STEM at Bates and creating new flexible classrooms for all - this is truly an all-campus building. You’ll see new student spaces throughout the building, teaching labs on the first and third floors, and three new flexible classrooms on the second floor. Core facilities and accessibility have been improved as well. We are excited about the impact these spaces will have on teaching and learning in the decades to come. We are looking forward to sharing Dana with you and to celebrate the work of the many Bates employees and our partners who made this renovation possible.
Campus Construction Update: Sept. 22, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:47 am

After a renovation that redefined Dana Hall’s role in Bates science education, the building reopened with an Aug. 29 celebration. Also: an abyss in Chase Hall!

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