Seeking Better Solar Cells
Yifei Sun explored a new, more environmentally desirable solar cell material.
Publishing with Professors
From topics as varied as childhood obesity in Mexico to the discovery of new galaxies, Macalester students research with faculty and publish the results.
Studying in other countries was enriching in multiple ways for two Macalester student-athletes.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Ned Molter '15 puts his research and scientific writing skills to work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Asra Nizami ’16 (Karachi, Pakistan) interned with the Space Telescope Science Institute, an affiliate of NASA.
Seeing What’s Never Been Seen
Alex Gordon observed and analyzed dwarf galaxies with the help of the Hubble and other powerful telescopes.
The new atomic force microscope in Olin-Rice Science Center provides researchers with amazing images at near-atomic scale.
Studying Science Abroad
Three science students study abroad, from Singapore to Scotland.
Rivers of Electricity
Noah Lupu-Gladstein explored cutting-edge thermoelectrics research in Professor James Heyman’s physics lab.
Original research is the gold standard experience for undergraduate science students and there’s no better place to conduct it than Macalester.
Studying Science in Norway
Charlotte Martinkus ’14 was delighted to find a program that allowed her to study in Europe while pursuing a physics degree.
Alumni Win Science Grants
Six recent Macalester grads win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships to support explorations into subjects ranging from stars to monkeys.
New Galaxy Discovered
Erik Alfvin ’15 has discovered a new galaxy as revealed in a recently published paper co-authored with Macalester astronomy professor John Cannon and others.
Astrophysics in Belgium
While studying abroad, Ned Molter kept his eyes on the sky for star explosions.
For Minh Nguyen ’14, theoretical physics makes for absorbing detective work.
The Art of Physics
For Qingyang Liu ’14, creating art is the perfect complement to majors in psychology and physics/astronomy.
Improving Solar Cells
John Graham ’14 worked on cutting edge thin film research for solar cells with physics professor Jim Doyle.
With no answers in the back of a textbook—or even from their professors—more than 80 Macalester students learned science research is messy.
On Thursday April 4, Macalester's observatory was open to the public. Astronomy students were on hand to explain cool nebulae, star clusters, and planets.
At the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society, only five undergraduates received prestigious Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards; two are Macalester students.
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.
Space Through the Hubble
At Kitt Peak National Observatory, Erin O’Leary used Hubble Space Telescope images to analyze galaxies. Soon she’ll present her findings to the American Astronomical Society.
Allison Einolf ’13 set sail this summer into a changing climate.
Elijah Bernstein-Cooper’s observational astronomy course conducted research at the magnificent Jansky observatory in New Mexico. Astronomical Journal is publishing the results, with all nine students as co-authors.
By the time I graduate from Macalester, I will have participated in three fascinating astronomy research projects, and I will be a co-author of one—or maybe more—published journal articles. more
Exploring Energy Efficiency
Rosie Mate ’12 focused on physics, French, environmental studies, and economics at Macalester. She studies energy efficiency from different perspectives, too.
Mike Coleman '11 found his double major in Physics and Computer Science opened the door at Thomson Reuters.
The Power of Mac Connections
David Suchy '12 found that the power of Macalester connections allowed him to launch his career.
Combining her interests in architecture, environmental studies and physics in one internship, Nadia Foo Kune ’13 explored how to make renewable energy devices more aesthetically pleasing.
Contemporary Concepts of Physics
What do 10,000 Mac students, past and present, have in common? more
Body of Knowledge
Macalester students are working with faculty on science research that is both original and aims to make a difference in how people understand the world.
Delving into Space
Building on his Macalester research, senior John Allan probed galaxies with the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy—ASTRON.
In Professor James Heyman's lab they study graphene, the strongest material ever. Only one atom thick, graphene has exceptional electronic properties. more
Astronomy Professor John Cannon
Astronomy Professor John Cannon
Jillian Scudder '09
Graduate program: Astronomy, University of Victoria, British Columbia
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