Science+Technology

A photo shows Dorothy Jones-Davis ’98 speaking in front of a large map of the United States with the words "Nation of Makers" emblazoned across it.
Winter 2018
The maker movement includes everyone who enjoys tinkering and building, whether that means crafting a toy boat out of tinfoil or constructing a solar panel. Nation of Makers was created to support the movement, with Dorothy Jones-Davis ’98 as its founding executive director.More
An illustration depicts an old-fashioned pen morphing into a pattern of digital pages.
Winter 2018
Whether you call it digital scholarship, digital humanities, or blended learning, access to and the use of a range of technologies is changing scholarship and breaking down walls that separate academic disciplines.More
Portrait of Katie Hall '84
Winter 2018
Katie Hall ’84 spent decades working for some of the country’s top research labs, and holds 98 patents, the bulk of them focusing on wireless technology, with more pending. But after the 2016 election, Hall wanted to change focus—which led her back to Wellesley.More
A photo of Vivian Pinn '62 with President Paula Johnson at the dedication of Pinn Hall in September.
Fall 2017
In September, Vivian Pinn ’62—a retired physician, scientist, pathologist, administrator, and policymaker known as a champion of women’s health—was honored for her achievements by the University of Virginia, where she attended medical school.More
The cover of Silk Weavers of Hill Tribe Laos is a photograph of a young girl working at at outdoor loom.
Fall 2017
Recent publications by Wellesley authorsMore
The cover of Creekfinding is a woodcut showing a trout leaping from a stream surrounded by tall reeds from which peer a heron, bees, a woodpecker, a dog, two children, and a man. A frog sits on a rock in the water and dragonflies flit overhead.
Fall 2017
“How does a creek get lost?” So begins Creekfinding , the inspiring, true-life tale by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ’66 of a trout creek buried beneath the Iowa prairie.More
A photo of Lake Waban with tiger lilies in the foreground and Galen Stone Tower in the background.
Fall 2017
Wellesley is undertaking an ambitious plan to reduce its environmental footprint and engage with its beautiful campus in new ways—and has named 2017–18 the Year of Sustainability.More
An illustration shows Mercy Ngaruiya, known as Mama Mercy, surrounded by African wildlife and vegetation.
Fall 2017
Nature and humanity coexist, confoundingly at times, cheek by jowl in Kenya. Its major highway bisects Tsavo National Park, the country’s largest national park. Some 150,000 people live here among migrating zebra, giraffe, and antelopes, as well as lions, elephants, and buffalo.More
An illustration of a pink butterly
Fall 2017
Can we all think for a moment about the climate activists and environmentalists? On June 1, they watched the president of the United States announce his intention to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.More
A winter wren perches on a snowy branch.
Fall 2017
I had never seen a winter wren until yesterday, when I made the introductory tour of Hedgebrook’s woods with Barton. An excellent naturalist, he reeled off the names of trees and shrubs and mushrooms until…More