March, 2015

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November, 2014

Tiny Australian Arachnids

Collecting specimens in Australia and identifying them in the lab taught Michelle Coblens a lot about the power of original research.

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.

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

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.

Trees and Climate Change

Trees store carbon, which helps mitigate climate change. Eli Liebman investigated this process in northern Michigan.

Interrupting Viruses

In Marcos Ortega’s lab, Djoser Ramsey investigated how to interrupt the reproduction of viruses, such as one that causes lymphoma.

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.

Climate Collaboration

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.

New Faculty Faces

Civility and Its Discontents

McNair Magic

A U of Minnesota program provides research experience, graduate school support for Mariah Geiger ’15.

Research—Getting Started

Original research is the gold standard experience for undergraduate science students and there’s no better place to conduct it than Macalester.

October, 2014

September, 2014