How Brains Learn Shapes
Ilse Dippenaar ’18 conducted research at a neuroscience research center at the University of Minnesota–and in local coffee shops.
Taking on Childhood Cancers
Ian Lock, childhood cancer survivor, now takes on the disease through research and advocacy at the highest level.
Allergies and Pain
Beebie Boo had an early interest in research. Now she designs and conducts her own experiments, sharing the results at scientific conferences.
Warming Up to Winter
Instead of seeing frosty days as a liability, the Macalester community embraces the cold and snowy.
Four Mac students talk about the fun and the value of gaining real-world experience through internships.
Department of Health Interns
Ilana Budenosky and Ruth Percival worked with epidemiologists to help reduce injuries and fatalities in Minnesota.
A Fascination with Chemistry
A Beltmann Research Grant enabled Hoang Anh Phan to dig deep into the world of chemistry.
Taking on a Devastating Virus
Kemal Kirchmeier learned to use a variety of tools to investigate the most common congenitally transmitted disease in the U.S.
Stem Cells and Congenital Heart Disease
Surprised by all the tools available at Macalester, Rosemary Cobb used stem cell research to investigate heart disease.
Being a Scientist, Being Yourself
Miranda Harris investigated the molecular side of viruses in a rigorous lab where science meets culture.
This is the second year that professors and students at Macalester have studied freshwater mussels. What researchers learn about their stress levels has implications for river health.
Cancer Immunology Research
Her first-year course at Mac introduced Jaclyn Kline to immunology. Her curiosity led her to a summer of research at Mass. General and Harvard.
Learning the Ropes
From caring for zebras to managing actors, Mac students gained some unforgettable experiences last summer.
Estrogen and Lung Cancer
We don’t yet have a cure for lung cancer, but Maren Bettermann ’16 brings us one step closer by investigating the role of estrogen.
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.
Public Health Internships
Four students talk about their Twin Cities internships in the world of public health.
Research Led by Macalester Professor Kristi Curry Rogers Reveals New Insights into the Lives of Baby Dinosaurs
Research led by Macalester College Professor Kristi Curry Rogers published in "Science" sheds the first light on the life of a baby Rapetosaurus, whose 67-million-year-old fossil bones were found in Madagascar.
Tales of a Baby Dinosaur
Groundbreaking research on baby dinosaur bones tells us about the early life of giant sauropods who walked the earth 67 million years ago.
Intimidated by Data? Mac Meets You Where You Are
Handling complex data is essential in almost every field. At Macalester you can successfully learn data science from any starting point.