Science+Technology

Jenn Yang '12 stands among plants in the Global Flora greenhouse.
Spring 2023
“When you start to recognize plants, I think you really start to feel like there’s family around,” says Jenn Yang ’12, associate director of the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens and Friends of Botanic Gardens. “You start to feel like a place is home.”More
A photo of Judy Harte '68 outside the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California.
Spring 2023
For more than half a century, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) in California have dreamed of harnessing nuclear fusion to reproduce the process that powers our sun. Computational physicist Judy Harte ’68 has been there almost from the beginning.More
Lamiya Mowla ’13
Winter 2023
Like many science-inclined students, Lamiya Mowla ’13 arrived at Wellesley intending to become a doctor. But an introductory astronomy lesson altered her ambitions—and the course of her life.More
A photo shows Courtney Streett '09 walking in the Edible Ecosystem on the Wellesley campus.
Winter 2023
Courtney Streett ’09, a Native American and member of the Nanticoke Tribe, co-founded a nonprofit, the Native Roots Farm Foundation, to reclaim, cultivate, and celebrate Native relationships with the land, plants, and communities for the next Seven Generations.More
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