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“Alex has great intuition and gives maximum effort when it comes to developing understanding. I continue to be impressed by her dedication to her academics, as well as her involvement within our campus community,” says Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird. “She has consistently excelled in her academics regardless of topic; however, I think she is a natural at synthesizing complex scientific topics and interrelated concepts of Earth and environmental systems. She certainly shows signs of the abilities needed to obtain a graduate degree and become an accomplished scientist.”

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The family of geoscience major Jacob Kotcher ’20 gives back to the department through summer research and equipment funding. Jacob Kotcher ’20 dabbled in several disciplines during his first semesters…

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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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A grant of more than $115K has been awarded to the HWS Innovative Classrooms Initiative from the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) Matching Grant Program. The HWS Innovative…

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“Geoscience is all about integration,” Finkelstein explains. In “Oceanography,” he challenged students to integrate a range of scientific disciplines “to understand how oceans work over the scale of hours, days, and seasons to decades, centuries and millions of years.”

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Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird, an expert in atmospheric sciences, explains the concept of wind chill in an article this month in Discover magazine.

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The National Science Foundation will support Hobart and William Smith’s atmospheric science research with a grant of more than $500,000, the second award of that size in the past year.…

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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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Matthew Sanders ’17 is the lead author of the article “Hydrometeorological Characteristics of Ice Jams on the Pemigewasset River in Central New Hampshire,” recently published by the American Meteorological Society’s…

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After taking a geoscience course, students are significantly less likely to use motivated reasoning (the phenomenon in which people use their group beliefs and psychological needs unconsciously to filter information,…

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