Science Spotlight: Senior Science Theses

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The physicist Richard Feynman once wrote “we are very lucky to be living in an age in which we are still making discoveries… and that[...]

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Science Spotlight: Octopus Biology

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I had noticed a couple of times a locked door in Bihall with pictures of octopuses and a sign “octopi wallstreet”, so when my friend[...]

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Science Spotlight: Bio Speaker on Campus

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Renowned Biologist and Science educator Sean Carroll came to the College last Thursday, Nov. 14, and gave two talks, one on his recently published book[...]

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Science Spotlight: Alchemistry pHun!

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The fact that each chemical equation scribbled on a blackboard often translates into a spectacular, real life occurrence is easily underappreciated. For instance, eyes may[...]

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Science Spotlight: The Foraging Club

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A walk in the woods with a forager reveals all the neglected treats. As Jake Faber ’16 strolls along the forest floor he scans the[...]

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Science Spotlight: Increasing Interest in Science

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With school back in session, the student tides across campus have returned. The hushed conversations and echoing footsteps in the Tormondsen Great Hall of McCardell[...]

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Science Spotlight: Liberal Arts Lags in Science

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I was browsing the Sites Dot Middlebury blog, “Core and Change in the Liberal Arts,” — an online hub for this conversation on campus —[...]

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Science Spotlight: Student Research

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Walking out of Davis Family Library the other day, I overheard a professor consoling a frantic senior with the following: “What you’ve got to keep[...]

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Science Spotlight: Tree Vandalism on Campus

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It was almost comical. One of the custodial staff was in the Battell bathroom as I brushed my teeth early one morning during winter term.[...]

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The Dangerous Parsnip

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Creating a stimulating introductory-level science course is challenging. There’s a host of information thrown at students: terms to memorize, concepts to learn, lab techniques to[...]

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Science Spotlight: Monsato’s Seeds

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What does it mean to possess the genetic information of something or someone? Is the genetic code – the foundation of life from bacteria to[...]

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Science Spotlight: Greenhouse Cultivates Plants, Curiousity

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Trickling water echoes softly through the glass room overflowing with a riot of lush green vegetation. In one corner, potted orchids perch alongside an old[...]

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Science Spotlight: Science Outside the Bubble

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It’s a big week for science. The top New York Times headline Monday morning read: “Obama Seeking to Boost the Study of the Human Brain.”[...]

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Exploring the Biochemistry of Love

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Valenetine’s Day is here, and even over in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, talk has turned towards love. This past Tuesday, Philip Battell/Sarah Stewart Professor of Chemistry[...]

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Science Spotlight: Trees and the Urban Forest

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The class gathered outside of Voter, looking up at the wire strung between two diverging trunks of an elm. “You see that wire, the slack[...]

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Science Spotlight: Methane Tractor

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The garage sits on the edge of the fields to the west of campus along Rte. 125. “Henry” the tractor is parked inside.

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Science Spotlight: Byers’ Nanowires

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Scale is one of the miracles of modern technology. The earliest computers took up entire rooms and had less computing power than the smart phones[...]

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Science Spotlight: Costanza-Robinson Lab

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Environmental chemistry is broad field that spans the study of chemical processes in the atmosphere, earth, water and biological world. Associate Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry[...]

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Science Spotlight: Natural Language Processing

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“I disdain green eggs and green ham.” Easy enough to simplify this sentence down to the classic Dr. Seuss: “I do not like green eggs[...]

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Science Spotlight: Computer Vision

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The hallway of the sixth floor of the McCardell Bicentennial Hall, home to the computer science department, is lined with posters with titles like “3D[...]

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Science Spotlight: Psychology Department

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Of any of the isolated silos in the world of academia disciplines that seem to have little overlap — the natural and physical sciences and[...]

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Science Spotlight: A Personal Perspective on the Society for Neuroscience

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This past weekend, the 42nd annual Society for Neuroscience meeting took place in New Orleans, La. from Oct. 13 – 17. Over 30,000 neuroscientists from[...]

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Science Spotlight: Environmental Studies

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In the environmental studies department, students and professors strive to research innovative solutions to environmental issues. Projects and interests range from building sustainable housing to[...]

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Science Spotlight: McCauley Lab

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Environmental issues are currently a hot topic, and Professor of Psychology Michelle McCauley has taken the issue to heart through her research in her conservation[...]

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Science Spotlight: Bunt Lab

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The laboratory of Burr Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chair of the Chemistry Department Rick Bunt is a small, unobtrusive room tucked about halfway[...]

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