Neuroscience Program

Isaac’s Journey: Sophomore Launches IT Learning Program for African Immigrants (Like Himself!)

Four years after arriving alone in Maine from war-torn Congo, Isaac Kabuika ’20 is starting a voluntary program in Lewiston to teach skills computer science to African immigrants like himself. “There’s a serious lack knowledge about computer skills in this community, and it’s a big problem.”

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).

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.

Anu Asaolu ’19: A Student’s Journey from Nigeria to Bowdoin

In local writer David Treadwell’s essay about Anu Asaolu, he writes: “Some people give you hope for humanity, a cause to celebrate, a reason to smile. Meet Bowdoin College junior Anu Asaolu.”

For First-Years with a Scientific Orientation, Bowdoin Offers Crash Course

The Bowdoin Science Experience is designed to, in just three and a half days, “give [incoming students] a crash course in how this place works,” chemistry lecturer Michael Danahy explained. He oversees the program, which is one of the orientation trip options students can select to kick off their Bowdoin education.

Professor Horch on Why Crickets Matter (Not Least Because We Might Be Eating Them One Day)

Professor Horch’s new book, The Cricket as a Model Organism,” argues that studying crickets, which are related to locusts, could lead to new pest controls. Also, as the human population grows and puts increasing pressure on our agricultural systems, it could behoove us to have better science about this edible insect.

Bowdoin Wins Beckman Scholars Award for Scientific Research

The grant will bring in $104,000 over the next three years to support four student-mentor pairs pursuing research in fields related to chemistry, biology, neuroscience, and biochemistry.

Bowdoin Profs, Students Use 3D Printers to Advance Their Work

As 3D printers become more common and affordable, Bowdoin professors are taking advantage of the machines’ ability to print pretty much anything.