Picking Bones in Montana
Three geology majors spent the summer studying fossils that tell the story of the ancient wetlands of Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks.
Cultural Anthro Class
In this first-year course they learn about communities, anthropology and each other.
Halfway through his college years, Patrick Snyder ’13 found his true academic passions.
Cerisa Obern ’13 arrived at Macalester already an aficionado of languages. Then she took beginning Chinese, and “I fell in love with the language,” she says. She’s been studying it ever since.
Fabulous Field Trips
Macalester's location makes it easy for students to enjoy both urban and rural field trips.
Let’s Get Physical
It’s 2:20 on a Friday afternoon. Classes are winding down for the week, but inside the Theatre and Dance Department’s black box studio, the energy levels are just ramping up.
Galileo on Trial
Students in HIST 294—Science, Magic, and Belief—reenacted the 1632 trial to decide whether Galileo’s science was a crime against the Catholic Church.
Sophors Khut '14 spent his summer researching parallel computing, troubleshooting software, and writing an e-book.
Cyber Politics in Practice
Rather than write individual term papers, political science students built a website to show how presidential candidates used Twitter during the 2012 presidential primary
Mira Hager studied tissue samples from HIV-positive patients to better understand the immune response to HIV.
Learning U.S. history through an understanding of the ethnic groups who have moved within our country’s borders.
Global Food Puzzle
Why is it so hard to get food to the hungry? Students explore problems and possibilities in the course Economics of Global Food Problems.
Senior history majors saw first-hand how complicated commemorating history can be, thanks to a capstone class that drew on events marking the 150th anniversary of Minnesota’s U.S.-Dakota War.
International Roundtable 2012
The seats were full as speakers from ag businesses and international scholars discussed the future of food.
Exploring Pathways in Medicine
Mariah Belgen explored the effects of iron deficiency and the possibility of pairing an MD with research.
Andrew Matsumoto ’13 used lasers to study molecules and found chemistry research a fascinating—and surprisingly social—endeavor.