Macalester receives $800,000 grant from Mellon Foundation: Grant will facilitate innovative approaches to curriculum development
Creating Lifelong Learners with the Support of Mellon Grants
Macalester students and professors engage with communities through photography, poetry, drawing, and film.
Professor Penelope Geng Receives Prestigious Fellowship
Professor Geng will spend a semester probing the rare collections of the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif.
This Mac grad used her Watson fellowship to explore community radio across the globe.
Thanks to the Winter Mann-Hill Fellowships, every winter break there are students out in the world exploring career interests in health care or medicine.
Macalester President receives $250,000 senior presidential leadership grant from the Mellon Foundation
Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg has been awarded a $250,000 senior presidential leadership grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support initiatives arising from the college’s strategic planning process. The grant, which is made by invitation only, will start in September 2014 and end in August 2017.
Sherman Fairchild Foundation awards Macalester $487K for scientific equipment
The Sherman Fairchild Foundation has awarded Macalester College a four-year, $487K grant for scientific equipment to enhance the college’s imaging resources. The equipment will be used in courses and research opportunities across multiple departments.
Chispa Grant in Action II
Supported by a Latin American Studies Chispa Grant in November 2013, Elsa Goossen ’15 traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia for the annual vigil and protest against the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC).
Zinc Roofs and Latrines
Three students worked with villagers in Sierra Leone to build latrines and waterproof roofs, supported by a Davis Projects for Peace grant.
The artistic proposal of Macalester’s Jeesun Choi ’13 was one of five chosen for Red Eye Theater’s Works in Progress series.
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.
With the help of a Macalester Live-It grant, Caroline Karanja ’12 returned to Kenya to build a greenhouse for girls orphaned by AIDS.
Five female professors have brought in over $1.6 million in grants to support collaborative research with students, providing a wealth of academic opportunity.
Million Dollar Men
PROFESSORS DAN HORNBACH AND TOM VARBERG HAVE RECEIVED GRANTS EXCEEDING $2.5 MILLION, ALL BENEFITTING STUDENTS.
Macalester Professor Awarded $250K NSF Grant to Study Biological Swarming
Dr. Chad Topaz, associate professor in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department at Macalester College, has been awarded a three-year, $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study biological swarming and chemical pattern formation. The project will provide research experience to 12 Macalester undergraduates who will collaborate with Topaz and with each other.
Macalester Professor Awarded $1.2M NSF Grant to Study Tags
Dr. Shilad Sen, assistant professor in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department at Macalester College, has been awarded a four-year, $1.2M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study tags, or words that people use to describe videos, photographs and web pages online. The grant will lay the groundwork for research collaboration between Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s portion of the grant is about $250,000.