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This is the Fulbright logo.
Mount Holyoke College students swept up seven Fulbrights this year, along with two Davis Projects for Peace grants and two critical language study awards.
Fossils and flowers: While studying ammonite fossils in England, Whitney Lapic ’18 had occasion to give Queen Elizabeth II flowers in Sandringham.
Marbles champ Whitney Lapic ’18 came to Mount Holyoke and found mollusk fossils, international paleontology fieldwork and a passion for research.
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A profile in The Scientist about Lila Gierasch ’70 focuses on her lifetime of research and teaching accomplishments.
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.
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.”
Tina Le ’18 was drawn to the “magnificent camellias” in the Botanic Garden for her research.
Using the College’s living lab, Tina Le ’18 developed her own independent study and gained hands-on research experience in the field of plant genetics.
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.
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.”
Schwartzer and his students in front of their posters at the NEURON conference
Students of Mount Holyoke’s expanding neuroscience program shine at annual NEURON conference.
Building Bridges Through Language Conference 2017
Shannon McCarley 17 discusses language and her international experiences.
This is a group photo of Dean of Faculty Jon Western with professors Jeremy King, Girma Kebbede, Bode Omojola and Amy Frary, and Acting President Sonya Stephens
Four Mount Holyoke professors have been honored with awards for their hard work and academic success.
Research by MHC’s Patricia Brennan identifies mating competition as a social influence that inhibits male ruddy duck genital growth.
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.
This is a photograph of Iqbal with youth volunteers from her project in Hamtramck, Michigan, "Be a Good Neighbor."
Uswa Iqbal ’18 took on a project to foster civic pride and neighborly unity in Hamtramck, Michigan, a city torn by urban stresses and cultural differences.
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“As a senior, I’m confident enough to say I am a global citizen, and I owe it all to the education that was provided to me within a diverse setting.”
Photo of Patricia Brennan
“Lots of smart students on campus are interested in research opportunities and I look forward to collaborating with them to produce publishable results.”