Science+Technology

The cover image of Listen to the Land depicts a lush Southern woodland garden with green trees, orange and blue flowers, and a small stream.
Spring 2018
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Architectural rendering of the inside of the Global Flora greenhouse.
Spring 2018
This spring, the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses were taken down and a new home for Wellesley’s “laboratory under glass” began to grow: Global Flora, a soaring, C-shaped greenhouse that will expand on Ferguson’s original ideas.More
A photo of Charlotte Kiang '13 standing in the European Astronaut Centre in Germany
Spring 2018
To say that Charlotte Kiang ’13 never expected to be sitting in Mission Control at SpaceX commanding a spacecraft attached to the International Space Station would be a massive understatement. In fact, for the first…More
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas 2012, wearing her signature white hat, stands in front of a Wellesley banner.
Spring 2018
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, class of 1912, is posthumously serving as the backbone of a new national movement led by students that is breathing life into the nation’s gun control conversation. It’s a role she likely would have embraced.More
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
Portrait of Jen Carlile '03
Fall 2017
As a child, Jen Carlile would sometimes tag along with her father through the winding suburban subdivisions where he built homes, exploring the skeletons of half-built houses as he ran through punch lists.More
Portrait of Judith Moore
Fall 2017
Judith Moore ’71 remembers in vivid detail the moment in 1982 when she became aware of the seriousness of climate change. She had left activist work setting up shelters for survivors of domestic violence in…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