Science+Technology

Freshink
Spring 2017
Recent publications by Wellesley authorsMore
Insects’ ­Evolutionary Secrets
Spring 2017
If you grow tomatoes, you might not be fond of tobacco hornworms—four-inch-long, bright-green caterpillars that can make short work of your crop’s leaves overnight. But Yui Suzuki, associate professor of biological sciences, has a soft spot for the chubby critters.More
The Chemistry Poet
Winter 2017
We talked with Mala Radhakrishnan, associate professor of chemistry, about poetry, research, and life at Wellesley.More
College Road
Winter 2017
About 100 people in the right place at the right time saw a brief flash of beauty at the Ferguson Greenhouses last fall as the Queen of the Night cactus unscrolled its annual blossom.More
Glacier Pacer
Fall 2016
Laura Stevens ’11 has spent enough time on glaciers to know what it’s like to get a sunburn on the inside of her nose, from sunlight bouncing off ice during hours of field work.More
At the Blackboard
Summer 2016
We caught up with Professor of Physics Glenn Stark in his office in the Science Center, where a portrait of Albert Einstein smiles down from the bulletin board.More
A Playground for Science
Summer 2016
The Roger Duffy Studio at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, based in New York City, has been selected as the architect for the renovation of the Science Center.More
Tiny Fossils, Big Questions
Summer 2016
Katherine Haines Freeman ’84, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, studies tiny amounts of what are called biomarkers from ancient plants, algae, and bacteria, to learn more about past environments and climates.More
Global Gyno
Dr. Veronica Ades ’99 tells Wellesley magazine about the differences between prenatal care in the US and in Uganda, the joy of seeing a patient recover from abuse, and the unexpected benefits of saying “vagina” a lot.More
Putting Robots To the Test
Spring 2016
Holly Yanco ’91 runs a “10,000-square-foot robot skate park.”More