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.
Students in one Mac classroom connect with experts around the Middle East—through Skype.
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.
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.