Science+Technology

Photo of Mara Prentiss ’80 standing in front of chalk board
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 they 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
President
Spring 2022
One of the great lessons I took from my career in academic medicine and public health is that when you are trying to solve large problems, it really matters who is around the table. If…More
Sarah Frances Whiting examines the bones in her hand using a fluoroscope in Wellesley’s physics laboratory in 1896. A Crookes tube is on the table in front of her.
Spring 2022
One night in 2019, packing up to move out of Sage Hall before its demolition, John Cameron, now professor emeritus of biological sciences, found a box labeled as containing film, But it held something unique. And historic—15 cyanotype prints from some of the first X-ray experiments done in the U.S.More
Colorful illustration of a hand holding a piece of RNA, a petri dish, and a planet with an asteroid ring
Spring 2022
As the College celebrates the opening of its new Science Complex, Wellesley magazine asked 15 alums in STEM fields about the pressing questions they hope to answer.More
Students make themselves at home in the Chao Foundation Innovation Hub.
Spring 2022
In January, Wellesley welcomed students, faculty, and staff into the transformed Science Complex, which encompasses more than 275,000 square feet of sustainably designed space and combines renovations to the College’s historic structures with new spaces for research, collaboration, and teaching. The students quickly made the space their own.More