News

Women in Data Science Conference 2017
As the regional host of the worldwide Women in Data Science Conference, Mount Holyoke declares liberal arts the perfect entry into this exploding field.
Using Mount Holyoke’s transmission electron microscope, Jennifer Tasneem ’17 worked closely with Blanca Carbajal González ’08 on her senior thesis on the synthesis of iron oxide nanocubes.
With a major upgrade to Mount Holyoke’s transmission electron microscope, now even first-year students can take a class in nanoscience.
Photo of Veronika Kivenson FP’13 aboard a research vessel
Alum Veronika Kivenson’s NSF grant allows her to use a supercomputer to examine how microbes metabolize pollutants found in marine sediment.
Rebeccah Lijek, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
“Witnessing someone learn something — to go from not understanding to understanding — is one of life’s greatest pleasures.”
The Mount Holyoke News, circa 1931
The Mount Holyoke News celebrates a century of late nights, fast-breaking news, sharp writing and an intense, enduring camaraderie.
André White, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
“The opportunity to teach a diverse student body is very appealing. I was a student of color and supportive faculty were integral to my development.”
The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden is a living, curated collection of plants that can be used, much like the Art Museum or library, for classes of all disciplines.
Image of Gary Gillis speaking at TEDx in Springfield.
Biology professor Gary Gillis attracted attention from Canada to Thailand in response to his recently-published research on lizard mobility.
Gierasch
A profile in The Scientist about Lila Gierasch ’70 focuses on her lifetime of research and teaching accomplishments.
Becky Wai-Ling Packard
Successfully encouraging underrepresented students to explore STEM subjects requires personal, streamlined mentoring, says MHC’s Becky Packard.
Entrpreneurship_Highlight
Mount Holyoke’s new minor in entrepreneurship, organizations, and society is attracting students with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.
Research by MHC’s Patricia Brennan identifies mating competition as a social influence that inhibits male ruddy duck genital growth.
Sue Barry
Susan Barry, Professor emeritus: Therapy as an adult helps her see in 3-D.