Science+Technology

Photo of Pam Melroy speaking at a podium
Spring 2024
A hunk of metal—technically, part of a hold-down stud frangible nut—from mission STS-120 is affixed to a plaque in the office of retired U.S. Air Force Col. Pam Melroy ’83 at NASA headquarters. During the…More
A photo portrait of Camilla “Mia” Chandler Frost ’47
Spring 2024
Camilla “Mia” Chandler Frost ’47, Wellesley College trustee emerita, passed away at the age of 98 on Feb. 7.More
A photo of Amy Apricio Clark '92
Spring 2024
Amy Aparicio Clark ’92 is lead director in CVS Health’s philanthropy division, where she has developed grants portfolios addressing disparities in maternal health outcomes between white and Black women, and youth experiencing mental health challenges.More
A photo of a few frames of photographic film illustrates this story.
Spring 2024
Super-recognizers are able to identify people, often out of context, even if they haven’t seen them for 10, 20, or even 30 years. Some uber-super-recognizers can recognize a face after having seen it only once, or when seeing only part of a face. Carolyn Kott Washburne ’65 says she’s good, but not that good.More
A photo portrait of Hoi-Fei Mok '10
Winter 2024
Hoi-Fei Mok ’10 once saw themselves as someone with three separate interests: environmental science, social justice, and art. But now, Hoi-Fei, a self-described “artist, community organizer, and climate policy practitioner,” has found ways to bring these areas together.More
Illustration of a tree on a blue background with an incomplete rendering of a sapling growing in front of it
Winter 2024
Wellesley faculty and alumnae are on the forefront of shaping how we coexist with AI—a space that has quickly become ripe for innovation, regulation, and deep thinking on ethics.More
Lisa Barnes ’89
Fall 2023
An interest in memory and the brain led Lisa Barnes ’89 to neuropsychology, and when she landed a faculty position at Rush University in Chicago, her hometown, she began working with a study focused on Alzheimer’s disease.More
Jeanne Olson Darlington M.A. ’72
Fall 2023
Jeanne Olson Darlington M.A. ’72, former instructor in science laboratory in the chemistry department, died on July 27 at the age of 99.More
An Observatory Luminary
Summer 2023
In some ways, Faith Vilas ’73 was born with the drive to explore what’s above the Earth. Her grandfather was an early aviator in the 1900s, and her dad and aunt both flew planes, too…More
2023 Alumnae Achievement Awards
Wellesley’s highest honor is given annually to graduates of distinction who through their achievements have brought honor to themselves and to the College. This year’s recipients are Vanessa Ruiz ’72, Faith Vilas ’73, and Cecilia…More