Katherine Aidala Around Campus

Katherine Aidala

Katherine Aidala named 2020 APS Fellow

Mount Holyoke professor Katherine Aidala was nominated to be an APS fellow for her research and her dedication to mentorship and science communication.

MHC Gates - January

January at Mount Holyoke

In January, Mount Holyoke welcomed spring admits, congratulated professors and student-athletes, and celebrated the community.

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Katherine Aidala wins spring 2020 APS prize

The American Physical Society has awarded Mount Holyoke professor Katherine Aidala the highest recognition of her outstanding research and mentoring. 

A large open room with huge picture windows that open on a lake contains two step ladders and other construction materials.

Calling all makers — and doers

Mount Holyoke’s new Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab is now open for your projects, inspirations, creativity and persistence.

iDesign Studio class

IDesign Studio redefines tech perception

Mount Holyoke’s IDesign Studio demystifies technology, sparks artistic creativity, fuels entrepreneurial spirit and encourages risk-taking across academia.

Mount Holyoke’s Shakti Program changed the course of her life, says Samyukta Jadeja ’21.

MHC Shakti Program opens eyes to possibility

Attending the Mount Holyoke College Shakti Program in Mumbai ignited one student’s passion to be part of India’s next generation of change-making leaders. 

Kerstin Nordstrom teaching in Kendade

Physics professor wins prestigious award

Kerstin Nordstrom of Mount Holyoke College was one of just 24 scientists — and the only physicist from a liberal arts college — selected to be a Cottrell Scholar.

The College’s Makerspace is a central location for the campus maker culture.

MHC Makerspace featured in Hampshire Gazette

The Daily Hampshire Gazette featured the College’s Makerspace and Kathy Aidala, chair of physics and engineering, in a recent editorial.

This is a photograph of students Erin Mullin '17 and Yihan Gao '19 tempering chocolate in the lab.

The art and science of chocolate

Valentine-themed Makerspace workshop marries physics and chocolate-making for a bit of educational fun.

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Four MHC professors receive faculty awards.

Professors in physics, French, history, and economics were honored with faculty awards for their outstanding research and teaching at Mount Holyoke College.

Associate Professor of Physics Kathy Aidala

Why aren’t there more women in science?

Professor Kathy Aidala leads a discussion about how to get more women in science at the latest SciTech Café gathering.

Shehzeen Hussain ’14 targets community energy.

Undeterred as a woman in the heavily male fields of physics and engineering, Shehzeen Hussain ’14 wants to meld the two to solve community energy problems.