Stories about "Science and technology"
Campus Construction Update: Aug. 27, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 2:48 pm

With a champagne toast and synchronized chops from ceremonial ribbon-cutting shears, the Bonney Science Center was declared open for business.

Bitter experience? A student intern tests Lewiston craft beers in a Bates lab

Thursday, August 12, 2021 10:56 am

When a Lewiston craft brewery wanted a partner to research the bitterness of their beers, they turned to Bates and Purposeful Work intern Emily Tamkin '23.

Friend-to-friend lending app wins $10,000 Bobcat Ventures pitch competition

Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:39 am

Biruk Chafamo '22 has created a web application that brings an ancient, community-based lending tradition into the 21st century.

Bates bio students join greenhouse-gas project to help squelch the bovine belch

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:14 pm

In partnership with a Maine research lab, an innovative Bates biology course gives students up-close experience with cows and dung — all in service to a project to reduce greenhouse gas.

Hi altitude and balloon clubHi Altitude Weather Balloon Launch on Garclon Field on Saturday, May 15, 2021IDs:tara ellard white shirtMax bartley grey tshirtJackson donahue tan collar shirtTucker barber long hairLoren Andrews green mask white tshirtMatt clayton garnetChristopher barker ë21 at the helmPeter Riley droneChristopher talks about Elon Musk after the ìfailedî launch:ìBefore the launches with SpaceX, he usually lays out a goal. And that goal is usually about some part in the launch sequence. So then, they will do the full launch; the thing will eventually come down and crash land and explode. And then everyone thinks itís a failure. But then he goes, ëNo, thatís fantastic. We got these beautiful stats that we needed, that weíre looking for in our iterative process of making a spaceship that works.íìSo today we got a full crew of members of the club to get to the 10th hour of the launch, and that was fantastic. I think everyone learned so much today, and for me to do that with the group is really rewarding because personally I know that Iím the only one thatís done it fully through. So to be able to pass down as much knowledge as I did today so that the club continues is just a thrill.î Members of the High Altitude Ballooning Club lay out their gear on May 15 in preparation for a launch from Garcelon Field.IDs for students launching the weather balloon on Garcelon Field on Saturday, May 15, 2021.tara ellard white shirtMax bartley grey tshirtJackson donahue tan collar shirtTucker barber long hairLoren Andrews green mask white tshirtMatt clayton garnetHi altitude and balloon clubChristopher barkerPeter riley drone
At Garcelon Field, a failed balloon launch in name only

Friday, May 21, 2021 10:32 am

A student club's high-altitude balloon launch — minus its payload — offers a chance for some Commencement-season ruminations on the value of failure.

Campus Construction Update: May 20, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:37 pm

In yet another sign that Bonney Science Center construction is winding down, much of the construction-site fence is gone — notably, the stretch obscuring the Campus Avenue facade, the new building's visual calling card.

Clay play: Learn about the stubborn and slick earth beneath Bates

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:45 pm

Bates and Maine have a historic love-hate relationship with marine clay, aka the Presumpscot Formation.

PHOTO DATE: November 05, 2018LOCATION: NBL - Pool TopsideSUBJECT: 2017 ASCAN class members Warren Hoburg and Loral O'Hara (Blue Team) during ASCAN EVQ NBL 3 training.PHOTOGRAPHER: Josh Valcarcel
Here’s what the NASA astronaut said to the Bates sophomore STEM students

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 4:36 pm

NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara joined a sophomore science class as part of program that seeks to disrupt the "weed-out" approach to STEM education.

Notorious (but harmless) pathogens preserved in Bates professor’s new-found World War I slides

Friday, November 13, 2020 11:13 am

A trove of wartime microscope slides include specimens of gonorrhea, diphtheria, tuberculosis, meningitis.

2019 Commencement speaker Jennifer Doudna wins 2020 Nobel Prize

Friday, October 9, 2020 12:16 pm

Doudna, Bates' 2019 Commencement speaker, won the Nobel for co-discovering CRISPR-Cas9 technology, now in use in Bates classrooms.

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