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.
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.
As 3D printers become more common and affordable, Bowdoin professors are taking advantage of the machines’ ability to print pretty much anything.
To give people a sense of the activity that went on in Druckenmiller throughout the summer, we’ve put together an interactive blueprint of the buildings.
Science professors discuss the advantages and limitations of traditional, peer-reviewed, subscription-based academic publishing, and the alternative option of publishing straight to the Internet.
When Senior Interactive Developer David Francis looks at the Bowdoin Summer 2016 map he built, he says it’s obvious the “Bowdoin bubble” is a myth. The interactive map allows students to post their summer location and a brief description of what they’re doing.
Senior Maggie Acosta applied to present her findings on reproduction in northern India at the International Development Conference held outside of Toronto in early February. Her submission was accepted, and she gave a talk at the event, which is geared toward students, academics and professionals engaged in international development and aid work.
The following is a complete list of new Bowdoin classes as they are described in the course catalog, plus comment from the faculty teaching the course.
Encouragingly, neuroscientists like Bowdoin’s Erika Nyhus are making headway in understanding how memory works — how our brains make, retain and retrieve memories. The work Nyhus is doing in her lab in the basement of Kanbar Hall could even one day lead to better diagnoses and treatments for people with disordered memories.
This summer, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology Erika Nyhus is working with four student researchers — Kylie Moore ’16, Helen Wieffering ’16, Jacob MacDonald ’16, and Andrew Engel ’16 — exploring memory, attention and the human brain.
Over the past year, Bowdoin faculty from every corner of campus received grants and fellowships to support new and ongoing research projects. Others were honored for their work.
Several students this summer have a unique opportunity from Bowdoin to find creative technical answers to academic questions. They are part of the Gibbons Summer Research Program, established by John Gibbons ’64, which enables students to work one-on-one with professors to apply technology to aspects of faculty research or work..
This year, many Bowdoin seniors and alumni were awarded some of the country’s most prestigious national fellowships and grants, helping them launch careers in academia, public service, medicine and more.
Professors and students at Bowdoin are probing an array of topics with implications for human health, from understanding Alzheimer’s and treating anxiety to developing therapeutics that combat dangerous bacteria.
Bowdoin faculty members across the sciences and humanities continue to garner awards for their work – including research grants, scholarly accolades, and fellowships abroad – from institutions such as the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Fulbright Program.
Ben Ewen-Campbell, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School, spoke recently at Bowdoin about stem cell genes in germ cells and in brains.
As keynote speaker for the 2014 President’s Science Symposium, biologist Sarah Elgin offered an inspiring example for the 100-plus Bowdoin research students in the audience, who then presented the fruits of their own research labors through speeches and a poster session.
In the most recent issue of Bowdoin Magazine, “Bring on the Science” offers a taste of what it means to do science research at Bowdoin. Here, students and recent graduates give us the inside scoop.
Eight students this summer received grants from the Robert S. Goodfriend Summer Internships Fund to learn about the business world. We managed to catch up with two: Christa Villari ’15, who is interning for a neuromarketing firm in Boston, and Katherine Gracey ’16, who is with Christie’s in Hong Kong.
Grab your lab coat and goggles. At Bowdoin, scientific research has a central place in the liberal arts.