When Fireflies Flash Together
Esha Datta and her team employed a new field of applied mathematics to explore how similar oscillators—like fireflies—synchronize.
Zahrah Abdul-Shakur and Samia Habli stretched their previous research skills and developed new ones through Minnesota’s Regenerative Medicine Internship Program.
Seeing What’s Never Been Seen
Alex Gordon observed and analyzed dwarf galaxies with the help of the Hubble and other powerful telescopes.
Working under Macalester alumna Lisa Peterson, Tia Eskridge investigated the chemicals involved in smoking.
What Mussels Tell
Geology major Molly Guiney snorkeled in Minnesota rivers in pursuit of Plain Pocketbooks and White Heelsplitters—mussels that are indicators of river health.
Homelessness & Health
Chidyaonga Shalita found community-based research with the homeless to be a powerful complement to laboratory research.
Learning with Lasers
Bradley Pearlman ’16, with colleague Ian Wyse ’16 and Professor Tom Varberg, used laser spectroscopy to study the molecule gold sulfide.
From Classroom to Lab
As part of the HHMI Young Researchers group, Jonathan Amezquita took to the lab, where he gained valuable research skills and new friends.
Mariah Carray ’16 traveled to Accra, Ghana to help develop social protection programs for tuberculosis patients.
Macalester students went far and wide this summer during their internships, from Amman, Jordan to Washington, D.C.
Climate Change & the City
This summer, Macalester environmental studies professors and students worked on climate-adaptation projects with community members across St. Paul.
Public radio host and editor Stephen Smith ’82 shares his 30+ years of journalism experience by teaching Macalester students.
From Chopin to Chromactics
Along with the usual concerts and a capella performances, Macalester’s Music Department hosted many special guests and witnessed the inaugural performances of new student groups.
A team, made of faculty and students, researches the health of Minnesota's rivers by looking at an unglamorous organism: mussels.
Zeyi Shen ’16 explored a path in finance through a yearlong internship at UBS Wealth Management.
Investigating Historical Memory
Cameron Kesinger '15 reflects on conducting research during his semester abroad in Nicaragua.
Professor Nadya Nedelsky publishes a book on post-Cold War Central and Eastern Europe.
Research & Development at 3M
Four Mac students are working paid internships at 3M, gaining valuable experience with an industry leader.
Geography major Amy Lebowitz '15 explores the meaning of the great American front yard.
Award-winning novelist/professor Marlon James and actor/director/professor Harry Waters, Jr. team up to teach a new course in writing for performance.
Massive Math Meeting
MSCS students presented their summer research at a meeting of nearly 6,000 mathematicians.
Careers and Connections
The MacConnect trip helps students explore career paths through links to Macalester alumni in Silicon Valley.
Hidden Human Computers
Segregated in a remote building, Black women mathematicians known as “computers” provided calculations essential to NASA and the space race.
Can Robots Be Human?
Meet Marvin and Armstrong, two of the robots that roam Olin-Rice Science Center, and two of their human operators.
The new atomic force microscope in Olin-Rice Science Center provides researchers with amazing images at near-atomic scale.
In his summer research, Evan Weiler ’16 trained robots to navigate around a building and through the air.