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Widing and Elana Stennett in lab KColton

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…

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Summer Research 2

“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.

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Kilmer and Stennett KColton-0092B

Using water pressure and a series of filters, reverse osmosis is a common method of water purification. But as Noah Kilmer ’21 explained in his recent Senior Symposium presentation, it “has been plagued by biofouling, which is the buildup of biological material that makes the membrane less efficient, much like the buildup of leaves at the end of a gutter.”

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HWS welcomed the first cohort of STEM Scholars this month, celebrating the launch of the new program supporting racially and ethnically underrepresented scholars in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In…

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Lewicki Sarah Lab Photo KColton

Sarah Lewicki ’21 is the recipient of a prestigious award that will support up to two years of hands-on biomedical research training at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive…

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Robitaille Alec

“The wealth of opportunity and academic rigor here at HWS have been crucial in preparing me for this next step. I am extremely grateful to my coaches, professors, friends and family for helping me along the way,” says Alec Robitaille ’21.

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Kevin Stein ’88 has established an endowed fund to support on-campus summer science research opportunities like those he had as a student. Fond memories of his experiences as a Hobart…

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STEM 3

A new program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is designed to support more inclusion of racially and ethnically underrepresented scholars in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The…

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Steven Phillips

An article by Dr. Steven Phillips ’62 argues that the coronavirus pandemic means that the United States is at war and that COVID-19 is “possibly the most lethal [enemy] we…

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Williams Kelsey

Despite the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic, for Kelsey Williams ’21, it has opened a door to a rewarding internship experience. The physics major, who has a minor in chemistry,…

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