Are you a starter, builder, or maintainer?
Students delved into such questions (as well as how to avoid being motion sick on the way to meet a mentor) during a recent Silicon Valley trip to meet alumni working in technology, venture capital, startup, and private equity fields.
"Human rights would be the key to securing U.S. interest and recapturing American ideals," writes Assistant Professor of History Vanessa Walker in this piece for the Miller Center of Public Affairs' First Year 2017 project, designed to influence the debate during the first year of the new presidential administration.
From giant footprints to the tiniest of fossilized teeth, WGBY will be exploring it all tonight when they delve into the fascinating collections at Beneski Museum. Tune in to Connecting Point at 7:30 p.m. for more.
Students were showing their alumni love this week. If you’re on campus, don’t forget to stop by Keefe to sign a card—and grab some snacks, a t-shirt, and a tumbler while you’re there! #ACLoveMyAlumni https://www.facebook.com/events/725259124271347/
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More recognition for economics professor Jessica Reyes' research on lead, this time on the New York Times' Upshot blog.
“We need a lot more knowledge, a lot more research,” said Harold E. Varmus ’61, Nobel Prize-winning scientist and former director of the National Cancer Institute, at a recent campus event. “There’s a lot of competition because money is scarce, and this is a problem.”
In the interterm “Intro to Machine Shop” course, physics majors learned how to use lathes, milling machines, drill presses, grinders and precision measuring instruments to make things out of metal—a skill set that will come in handy if they ever need to craft their own customized pieces of laboratory equipment. https://www.amherst.edu/news/news_releases/2016/01-2016/node/627205
Amherst College Interterm 2016 - Machine Shop
Sponsored by the Department of Physics & Astronomy, “Intro to Machine Shop” is a three-week interterm class offered at Amherst College and facilitated by Jim ...
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The Conversation US featured Karen Sánchez-Eppler's work studying #history through the oft-ignored perspectives of #children today. Congrats, Karen!
Yesterday, Amherst students visited the local Crocker Farm Elementary School and spent some time with new young friends. Members of the men's soccer team--2015 NCAA champions--and other student athletes participated, and some of their classmates talked science with the children. Check out a few photos from the day!
Interterm is drawing to a close, but not before these participants learned the basics of bookbinding from Michele Barale and Jessica Kem. Photos by @henryamistadi #amherstcollege #bookbinding #handsonlearning #interterm