Professor Susan Fox includes students on research in Artificial Intelligence for mobile robots.
Surprised by O-Chem
Nick O'Conner talks about his experience worked with Professor Becky Hoye and his subsequent experience in a government-funded research program at the Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok, Thailand.
There are few colleges where students are more interested in social justice and environmentalism than they are here at Macalester. So it makes sense that a course called “Environmental Justice” is fully enrolled with 21 enthusiastic upperclassmen from many different majors.
Costa Rican EMT
Chopping through 30 miles of jungle on a search and rescue mission while avoiding poisonous snakes and wild boars was just one of the adventures I had last year with a Costa Rican paramedic unit, writes Andrew Flynn '12.
Do women living in new urbanist communities find them more empowering than typical suburbs? Charlotte Fagan ’12 set out to answer that question.
Contemporary Concepts of Physics
What do 10,000 Mac students, past and present, have in common? That’s approximately how many have taken Professor Sung Kyu Kim’s course “Contemporary Concepts of Physics.”
Computer science students successfully networked 44 computers to create a single, extraordinarily powerful, virtual cluster computer.
Wo ist Goethe
The short video "Wo ist Goethe" won in the Macalester College German Department's "Wo ist Goethe" competition in November 2011. It won the awards "Most creative project" as well as the "Student-choice award."
Research Poster Session 2011
Students present the results of their research to science leaders in the Twin Cities, from Medtronic to 3M to the Minneapolis Heart Institute every year in Olin-Rice.
Addressing Child Welfare
Children of the World was this year's topic at the International Roundtable. Two students reflect on the experience of responding to ideas presented by leaders in the field of child protection.
Mind and Matter
“Mind and Matter”—is it a cell biology class or a creative writing workshop? Students place their feet flat on the floor, and are reminded to “Clear your head, clear your heart,” then listen to a poem. When everyone is focused, the discussion launches into—neurobiology.
Model United Nations in South Korea
Political science and German major Tsesa Monaghan ’13 (Mankato, Minn.) took lots of photos at last summer’s Global Model U.N. conclave.
Professor Roopali Phadke and three students held wind energy symposiums over the summer to help residents create policy.
Preparing for Public Health
You can tell from the way Kai Cowger ’13 spent his summer that he balances a lot of passions in life. Along with volunteering as a tutor and training for a marathon, he sought out an experience that would combine his interests in public health and lab research. He found just that in a summer internship at Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Encouraging minority students to earn PhDs is the goal of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program, now in its 30th year and its 11th year at Macalester.
In an interview with Grace Erny ’12, Professor Jeffrey Pearson discusses his archaeological fieldwork in the Near East, his experience with the Department of Homeland Security, and his musical skills.
Professors Ray Rogers, Kristi Curry Rogers, Geology Lab Instructor Jeff Thole,and their students spend summer months exploring the 75 million year-old rocks and fossils to answer questions related to ancient environments, ecosystems, and processes of fossilization.
Hydropolitics and the Nile
Anthropology major Kevin Boueri '12 returned home to Lebanon this summer to study Arabic and do research for his honors project on hydro-politics and the Nile.