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.
Rivers of Electricity
A laptop that partially charges itself? It could happen. 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.
New Galaxy Discovered
Erik Alfvin 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.
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.