Academic Life

Prof. Baumgarte Appointed ‘Research Ambassador’ by German Academic Exchange Service

The physics professor is among twenty-one North American scholars who have conducted long-term research projects in Germany. As Research Ambassadors, they promote research opportunities in Germany among their American colleagues.

Bowdoin STEM Students Present, and Get Inspired, at Diversity Conference

Three students from Bowdoin — Jorge Gómez ’18, Louis Mendez ’19, and Cindy Rivera ’18 — recently presented their research at The National Diversity in STEM conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is hosted by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

In it for the Long Term: Tracking Salamanders Over Time

Amphibians in particular are valuable to study over time because they are an indicator species, meaning they are often the first ones to feel the effects of pollution or climate change.

First-Year Seminar: Women of Color in Politics

“There isn’t a ton of scholarship in political science, or even in gender studies, that looks at women through this type of political lens,” Assistant Professor of Government Chryl Laird said, explaining why she wanted to teach the course. “My goal with the class is to think hard, in a very critical way, about where we have seen women of color in politics, how do we define politics broadly, and what would history look like if we go back and look at politics through this lens.”

At Symposium, Students Present Research with Far-Reaching Effects

On Friday afternoon in Morrell Gymnasium, more than 100 students set up posters or other presentations illustrating their work. They chatted up interested passers-by, including parents and other relatives visiting Bowdoin for Family Weekend.

Students Honored at Sarah and James Bowdoin Day 2017

Bowdoin celebrated academic excellence at the College’s annual Sarah and James Bowdoin Day Friday, October 27, 2017.

Pioneering Deep Sea Research by Serrato Marks ’15 Published in Academic Journal

Paper showing how deep sea conditions can be affected by climate change is published in the journal ‘Paleoceanography.’ Serrato Marks is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute joint program.

No White Gloves: College Archives Give Students Hands-on History, Including the History of Race at Bowdoin

Each year, librarian Marieke Van Der Steenhoven scours the course catalog to pick out classes that might overlap with Bowdoin’s archives, which are vast and varied. “Bowdoin has such amazing collections, they are really remarkable,” she said.