Head for Math
Maxray Savage ’13 took part in an interdisciplinary math research program and found it so creative that he plans to pursue a PhD in math.
Exploring Pathways in Medicine
Mariah Belgen explored the effects of iron deficiency and the possibility of pairing an MD with research.
In Search of Mermaids
Scuba diving and working with local environmentalists, two Live It Fund recipients seek to protect Sri Lanka’s unique environment in the face of development.
Biotech and Society
“EVERYTHING IN THIS COURSE has shady areas that can be ethically and morally debated. I love this since I can argue for a long time,” says Guillermo Vera ’1.
At the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society, only five undergraduates received prestigious Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards; two are Macalester students.
ESPN Uses Student Research
ESPN magazine quoted NBA player research done by Kwame Fynn ’13 and Morgan Sonnenschein ’12.
Digging for Dinosaurs
Madeline Marshall ’12 traveled to Madagascar looking for fossils. Her work there will continue in Macalester's labs. She hopes the results will be published in a peer-reviewed paleontology journal.
Pursuing the Ultrafast
Maggie Molter’s graphene research allowed her to work directly with her Mac professor and as part of a university research group.
Salman Haji’s dedication to his goal—fluency in Arabic—earned him a coveted Critical Language Scholarship from the State Dept. for study in Jordan.
Through recent museum internships, Elizabeth Allen ’13 has blended her interests in history and art and found a new passion for public history.
Orchestra Tunes Up
Conductor Mark Mandarano leads his student performers in the recently rebuilt Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.
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.