Science+Technology

Amy Banzaert
Summer 2020
In mid-March, as the coronavirus raced throughout the United States, Amy Banzaert found herself in a race of her own: one against the clock as she rushed to transition her hands-on, project-based engineering course to a virtual format.More
President
Summer 2020
Hope was manifest in this community when it rallied around Rana Zoe. Now, we must show this same power as we step up as citizens.More
Connie Chang '99
Spring 2020
Connie Chang ’99’s lab is trying to create fast and simple point-of-care devices for health-care providers to measure both the novel coronavirus itself and the antibodies that patients’ bodies may make after they recover from the infection.More
An illustration depicts birds falling from electrical wires against an orange sky.
Spring 2020
Last year, Science magazine published a study revealing that the North American continent has lost nearly 3 billion birds over the last 50 years. This means there are 29 percent fewer birds in the United States and Canada today than in 1970. Wellesley alumnae, faculty, and students are among those responding to the crisis with reseach and action.More
A head and shoulders photo of Cecilia Conrad ’76
Winter 2020
As managing director at the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, Cecilia Conrad ’76 heads up the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Program, which distributes so-called “genius grants.”More
A photo portrait of Danielle Durchslag ’03
Fall 2019
Artist and filmmaker Danielle Durchslag ’03 was born into what she describes as a “Jewish dynasty.” Now, she explores the psychological and political complexities of the world of Jewish American wealth she grew up in through her experimental films.More
Students adjust the position of the new telescope
Fall 2019
The astronomy department made its first major telescope purchase in more than 50 years earlier this year, and on June 12, a CDK700 telescope from PlaneWave Instruments, a 0.7m diameter reflector, arrived on Observatory Hill.More
A professor teaches a course in a new classroom by the data lounge.
Fall 2019
This fall, the L-wing in the Science Center opened after a year of renovations. Among the new additions are a spacious data lounge, improved teaching labs and faculty labs, new active-learning classrooms, and plenty of common spaces for collaborating and relaxing.More
Antique wooden hydrodeik
Fall 2019
John Cameron, professor emeritus of biology, has cataloged some 1,600 objects from labs past. As Wellesley looks to the future of science on campus, Cameron showed us some of his favorite items from its past.More
A photo shows Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, with astronaut Pam Melroy '83, during a concert celebrating the anniversary of the moon landing in 1969.
Fall 2019
Astronaut Pamela Melroy ’83 joined conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for a musical look back at the summer of ’69.More