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The HWS Update

While studying abroad, Ethan Lewis ’23 is serving as a research assistant with Science for Life Laboratory.  This semester, biochemistry major Ethan Lewis ’23 is studying abroad in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to taking courses through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Lewis is serving as a research assistant with Science for Life Laboratory,

Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk discusses her background, the HWS curriculum, and her first year at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on the latest episode of the Pulteney Street Podcast. Kirk joined HWS in June 2021. In addition to serving as Provost and Dean of Faculty, Kirk is a professor of chemistry. As

HWS students presented research at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology conference in Philadelphia. Under the guidance of Professor of Biology Patricia Mowery and Associate Professor of Chemistry Kristin Slade, nine students presented their research at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) in Philadelphia in April. Topics of research cover

A new minor in aquatic sciences capitalizes on the campus’ long history of limnologic research and leverages the Colleges’ location on Seneca Lake. Combining courses from the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, Hobart and William Smith recently approved an aquatic sciences minor. The interdisciplinary minor, to be first offered in spring 2022, will draw

Jerlin Garo ’17, a first-year medical student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, reflects on the research projects and internships she had at HWS. Currently, a first-year student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jerlin Garo ’17 recounts her time at HWS while earning her B.S. in Biochemistry and offers thanks to those who

Students present at the annual Rochester area science conference. At the Rochester Academy of Sciences’ annual fall conference, HWS students presented on topics ranging from water contamination to evolutionary relationships among plant species, describing not only their research but how it’s likely to impact the world outside the lab. Accompanied by Assistant Professor of Chemistry

This summer, chemistry students and faculty searched for solutions to the harmful effect contaminants have on the water supply. As members of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Elana Stennett’s research group this summer, Kara Gilleland ’23, Lauren Jackson ’23 and Alexandra Davidson ’24 investigated chemical interactions that facilitate or hinder water purification — research with important

In the fall, Matthew Nardone ’21 will attend Syracuse University to pursue a master’s in audio arts. Building on his double majors of biochemistry and music, Matthew Nardone ’21 looks forward to graduate work at Syracuse University’s Audio Arts program. “Part of me always wanted to work in the behind-the-scenes parts of the music industry, but

With the support of a prestigious scholarship, Charlie Widing ’22 will research water purification techniques at the Technological University of Berlin this summer. Charlie Widing ’22, who has been studying water filtration at HWS, is the recipient of a Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) from the German Academic Exchange Service. His three-month internship

“HWS research students are not laboratory assistants; they are co-investigators into our unknown world. They design experiments, collaborate within their labs, with other labs on campus often from other departments, and with labs at other institutions. Thanks to the Sherman Fairchild Foundation’s support and other ongoing initiatives, we anticipate the number of research students on campus this summer to reach an all-time high,” says Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Affairs Joe Rusinko.