Science+Technology

A photo shows cancer researcher Nina Bhardwaj '75 talking with a colleague at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Fall 2022
A personalized vaccine to fight cancer? It may sound like science fiction or wishful thinking, but it is an idea whose time may finally be coming thanks in part to the work of Nina Bhardwaj ’75, director of immunotherapy at the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai in New York City.More
Courtney Streett ’09 speaks in the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden.
Fall 2022
In September, the Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment hosted the 2022 Project Handprint Symposium, which focused on the theme of health and environmental justice.More
We Belong in STEM
Fall 2022
“Wellesley College is proud of our record educating the highest numbers of women who go on to receive Ph.D.s in STEM fields among our liberal arts peers,” said President Paula A. Johnson at the official…More
A photo shows a bee walking into an extraction tube at one of the Wellesley hives.
Fall 2022
The world needs researchers like Heather Mattila, professor of biological sciences at Wellesley, because bees, both domesticated and wild, are in danger.More
Solving the Unsolvable Through Physics
Summer 2022
Part of what attracted Mara Prentiss ’80 to physics was that it was “the Marine Corps of the sciences,” she says. “It was the toughest, ugliest, and hardest, and I was determined to prove I could do it.”More
Fighting for a More Perfect Union
Summer 2022
When Laura Wheeler Murphy ’76 was halfway through a yearlong Advanced Leadership Initiative fellowship at Harvard in 2016, she received a phone call from Airbnb. The company had a discrimination problem, and it needed her counsel.More
A photo portrait of Sukin “Dylan” Sim ’15
Summer 2022
In high school, Sukin “Dylan” Sim ’15 found themselves captivated by a science textbook excerpt about computational chemistry, a type of chemistry that uses computer simulation to help solve problems. At Wellesley, they sought out professors working on research in the field, then crafted their own major of chemical physics with a minor in math.More
A photo portrait of Erika Willacy '99
Summer 2022
COVID-19 isn’t the first pandemic for Erika Willacy ’99. She has spent years at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) managing outbreak responses around the world, with a particular focus on those who are systematically disadvantaged and shut out of health care systems—people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, and in particular migrants and refugees.More
A photo portrait of Linda Esslinger Heusser ’54
Summer 2022
Linda Esslinger Heusser ’54, an adjunct research scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, wants women to continue seeing science as a career optionMore
A photo shows Susan Reno Myers '74 embracing a giraffe.
Spring 2022
Susan Reno Myers ’74 brings unique energy to everything she does, whether it’s international finance, high school football coaching, or saving endangered giraffes.More