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NSF-supported research by Phoebe Tengdin ’13 and colleagues will be used miles above Earth on the International Space Station.
The best professors do more than teach. They leave impressions on our lives that change the way we think, work and view the world around us.
Image of Mina Khan ’15.
The talents of Mina Khan ’15 shine across disciplines. Her ability to think outside the box got her a job at Google—even before graduation.
Physics major Shola Wylie ’15 is one of 283 students nationwide who won the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship.
Physics major Shola Wylie ’15 is one of 283 students nationwide who won the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship.
Mount Holyoke College physics professor Alexi Arango seeks new ways to produce solar cells.
Image of Kathy Aidala
Kathy wins the Meribeth E. Cameron award for her focus on charge transport in nanocrystal quantum dots
Society of Physics Students 2014-2015
The Society of Physics Students at Mount Holyoke College has won outstanding chapter for the 2014–2015 academic year.
Image of Katherine Aidala and colleague Spencer Smith.
Katherine Aidala, a five-foot-tall female physicist at Mount Holyoke, writes about how both gender and stature affect her life experiences.
Tracy Keya and Janet Slocum in Mount Holyoke makerspace
From clothes that light up to vacuum-formed chocolate molds, the Mount Holyoke College Makerspace offers tools and training to create and collaborate.
Image of Alexi Arango in front of the Potwine Passive House.
Physics professor Alexi Arango uses his own zero-carbon home to help students demystify energy usage and learn more about sustainable building.
LEAP 2016
From solar cells and architecture to an athletic app and teaching, students spoke about their internships and research at the 2016 LEAP presentations.
Shehzeen Hussain. Photo by John Martins
A woman in the heavily male fields of physics and engineering, Shehzeen Hussain ’14 wants to solve community energy problems using both.
Margaret Stevens '14
The students honored by Goldwater also noted that their experiences working closely with professors on research were especially rewarding.
2010: Professor Aidala has won the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Early Career Award for her work in nanophysics.