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The HWS Update

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

Program provides deep understanding of quantitative data analysis   Numbers tell stories, and with a new minor in data analytics, students will build skills to present those stories by drawing meaningful conclusions from data and putting those conclusions to work. Offered starting this fall, the program is designed to provide students in any field with

After four years of impressive play on the ice, members of the Hobart hockey Class of 2021 are working around the world in a variety of fields. During their four years of play on the Hobart hockey team, members of the Class of 2021 had a stunning track record on the ice, and their post-graduation

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

The Department of Mathematics’ summer Research Experience for Undergraduates provided students with close faculty mentorship, research opportunities and insight about graduate study in the field. Students in the 2021 cohort went on to win national recognition from the Mathematical Association of America. Hobart and William Smith’s third annual Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, grant

A paper coauthored by Assistant Professor Jocelyn Bell won the 2021 award for best expository mathematical writing. “Consider Hathaway’s classical dog-and-duck problem: if a swimming dog heads directly toward a swimming duck, what is the path taken by the dog?” This is the starting point of “The Slippery Duck Theorem,” a paper coauthored by Assistant

Peggy Wagner ’21 Lands Post at Liberty Mutual Insurance Economics major and mathematics minor Peggy Wagner ’21 accepted a position with Liberty Mutual Insurance. As an associate in the analyst development program, Wagner will use quantitative evidence to help guide her work. She previously held an internship with the company. Wagner believes her participation in

A graduate student in atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ian Beckley ’20 was recognized with the Schwerdtfeger Award for academic achievement. Ian Beckley ’20 is the 2021 recipient of the Schwerdtfeger Award, given to a graduate student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences who has performed

Brian Hoffman ’21 accepts position on Leads Generation team at IHS Markit. Graduating cum laude in economics, Brian Hoffman ’21 will start a post-graduate position at IHS Markit as an associate sales specialist in their Graduate Program for Financial Services later this month. He will work with the company’s Leads Generation team in Manhattan. IHS

“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.