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.
Mac Students at ABRCMS
With support of the Macalester-HHMI Science Education Award, four students recently attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, two as presenters.
HHMI Young Researchers
From pain to tiny arachnids, Nicole Mathews applied concepts from her science courses as she pursued answers to real-world questions in the lab.
Tiny Australian Arachnids
Collecting specimens in Australia and identifying them in the lab taught Michelle Coblens a lot about the power of original research.
Health Policy Pursuits
Jyothi Dhanwada researches pain and has interned on a U.S. Senate committee in Washington to learn firsthand about the intersection of science and health policy.
Rivers of Electricity
A laptop that partially charges itself? It could happen. Noah Lupu-Gladstein explored cutting-edge thermoelectrics research in Professor James Heyman’s physics lab.
Clues from Antarctica
As part of a Keck Consortium research project, Hali Englert studied rocks from Antarctica for what they can tell us about climate change.
Reef Diving in Belize
Ilian DeCorte made daily scuba dives in Belize to learn why otherwise endangered coral were thriving there.
A Database of Brains
Bioinformatics at Harvard–MIT’s Health Sciences and Technology Program allowed Issa Ali to combine his research interests in computer science, biology and chemistry.
Rocks Tell the Story
In Glacier National Park, Emily Diener and Eric Stephens took core samples that illuminate the geological history of the landscape.
Geology in Glacier Park
At Glacier National Park, Emily Diener used core samples from lakes to investigate their geological history.
In Marcos Ortega’s lab, Djoser Ramsey investigated how to interrupt the reproduction of viruses, such as one that causes lymphoma.
Trees and Climate Change
Trees store carbon, which helps mitigate climate change. Eli Liebman investigated this process in northern Michigan.
From the Farm to the Lab
Economics major Cody Dail is using the many resources at his disposal to prepare himself for medical school.
Science is Discovery
With the support of a Beckmann grant, Charles Benck ’15 is conducting research aimed at new ways to combat pain.
Mac Chemistry #1
The Chemistry Department is #1 per capita in National Science Foundation grants for undergraduate research among its 40 peer colleges.
Worth 1000 Words
In Professor Eric Carroll’s photography class, students looked with new eyes at Macalester past and present.
A new course brings together climate science and economics to determine efficient ways to address climate change.
Allies across (Dis)ability
Maddie Kornfeld and Marium Ibrahim went to the experts to discover what it takes to build alliances between people with and without disabilities.
A U of Minnesota program provides research experience, graduate school support for Mariah Geiger ’15.
Chemistry major Brian Carr enjoyed both the individual attention at Macalester and the experience of a research university lab.
Biology major Antsa Randriamihaja was awarded two fellowships, which supported her lab research and an independent project in Madagascar.
Research at 15,000 Feet
Alia Payne ’15 studied the effects of climate change on glaciers high in the Peruvian Andes.
Suicide Prevention Study
At the Minnesota Dept. of Health, Alese Halvorson ’15 contributed her statistical expertise to save lives.