Science+Technology

A photographic portrait of Susan Richards Windham-Bannister ’72
Winter 2019
In 2008, soon after Susan Richards Windham-Bannister ’72 agreed to lead the newly created $1 billion Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, her mother asked her an understandable question: “This is a big job. … Do you know how to do this?”More
A photo portrait of Alden Griffith, assistant professor of environmental studies
Winter 2019
Alden Griffith, assistant professor of environmental studies, has tundertaken a large-scale field experiment throughout New England on the aggressive invasive plant species Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard).More
An illustration depicts a blue thunderbolt.
Winter 2019
For a year, the College’s Power4Women task force, composed of trustees, faculty, staff, and students, looked at how to best meet Wellesley’s energy needs while also working toward the goals of the sustainability plan adopted in 2016.More
A photo shows Alden Griffith and Kim McLeod on guitar and mandolin serenading a listener around a campfire beside Paramecium Pond
Winter 2019
Before the winter’s cold, there was music in the landscape. In the golden light of a fall afternoon, professors Alden Griffith and Kim McLeod on guitar and mandolin serenaded listeners with folk favorites like “Stewball…More
2018 Alumnae Achievement Awards
Winter 2019
Wellesley’s highest honor was presented to Camara Jones ’76, a physician who has been a champion of racial and economic health equity, and quantum astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala ’90, who is part of the team that detected gravitational waves.More
A photo of Katrina Mitchell '96.
Fall 2018
Early on, Katrina Mitchell ’96 learned to look beyond herself to meeting the needs of a larger extended community. Her journey has taken her from the Children’s Defense Fund to the United Way of Greater Atlanta, where she is executive director of the Child Well-Being Movement.More
A photo shows the hands of several African people reaching for water dripping from a metal tap.
Fall 2018
Lest We Forget chronicles the time Kwan Kew Lai ’74 spent working as a doctor during the Ebola crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone, offering an important perspective for understanding that crisis.More
An architectural rendering of the T.T. and W.F. Chao Foundation Innovation Hub
Fall 2018
The Science Center’s new addition will be sustainable, filled with light, and intuitive to navigate. It will promote collaboration across disciplines and have appropriately sized classrooms, more communal spaces, and better access and views to the surrounding landscape.More
A photo from the early days of Wellesley of students studying scientific models in College Hall.
Fall 2018
There was plenty of excitement during an archaeological dig on Severance Hill last summer when Elizabeth Minor ’03, Mellon Post-Doctoral Scholar in Anthropology, and her students starting uncovering some unusual items.More
Students walk down a light-filled hallway in the temporary modular buildings holding lab science this year.
Fall 2018
This academic year, a lot of laboratory science at Wellesley is taking place in modual buildings parked on Gray Lot. Students and faculty have been pleasantly surprised by the experience in the temporary buildings.More