Student Research

Mary Ignatiadis ’16 (CBL Scholar) and Kelly Tellez ’17 (Sherman Fairchild researcher)  sampling the end-Devonian mass extinction in Canada

Mary Ignatiadis ’16 (CBL Scholar)
and Kelly Tellez ’17 (Sherman Fairchild researcher)
sampling evidence of the Devonian-era mass extinction in the Rocky Mountains

  • In 2013, Williams received a three-year, $247,500 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to support student stipends for summer research in the sciences, particularly for rising sophomores and juniors.  Fifteen students were supported by the Fairchild grant in 2014.  Their projects ranged from the visualization of brain neurons in mice to changes in the balance of heavy metals in the local environment caused by Hurricane Irene.

 

  • In 2012, the Henry Luce Foundation awarded the college a three-year, $246,440 grant to create the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars Program.  This program will support undergraduate research opportunities for 24 women majoring in astrophysics, computer science, geoscience, mathematics/statistics, and physics.  The second cohort (from the Class of 2017) was chosen in March.

2013 SMALL participants

2013 SMALL participants