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Gaining a network of peers to advance their careers in mathematics, four William Smith students recently attended the 18th annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Casey Coffey ’17, Jacque Kane ’18, Tess Lohr ’18 and Haley Okun ’18 attended the conference, which was open to outstanding undergraduate

Matthew Benton ’18, Almamy Conde ’18, Jeff Rizza ’16 and Elizabeth Weingast ’18 will bring their entrepreneurial ideas to the ultimate test as the finalists of the 2016 Stu Lieblein ’90 Pitch Contest.  The competition, celebrating its fifth year, is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling

Sean Bright ’17 and Theresa Lohr ’18 recently landed coveted summer analyst internship positions at Credit Suisse in New York City. The internships will provide classroom and hands-on training from the company’s senior-level representatives and experts across the industry, preparing Bright and Lohr for the demands of a full-time position in the financial sector. Returning

As unusual weather patterns strike the nation this winter, Macy Howarth ’16 is investigating changes and trends in wind chill temperature. Howarth’s Honors thesis, “Climatology of Wind Chill Temperatures across North America,” condenses 30 years of data from more than 160 weather stations into a comprehensive analysis. “Climate variability and change is a very hot

Hobart and William Smith recently received a $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust to reconfigure and refurbish two classrooms in Rosenberg and Gulick Halls into flexible learning spaces that now foster the integration of pedagogy and technology in the natural sciences. The renovations are congruent with the outcomes of a nearly two year

Scott Calnan ’17 has always had a creative and inventive mind. That focus, combined with a passion for mathematics, physics and other areas of science have been the catalyst for his exploration of engineering as part of the Colleges’ special dual-degree program with the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. “I chose the HWS

This summer, Marco Ronning ’15 and Sean Bright ’16 will join the international financial services holding company Credit Suisse; Ronning in a full-time position following graduation in May, and Bright as an intern. During his sophomore year Ronning met Craig Stine ’81, HWS Trustee and Vice Chair of the Global Financial Institutions Group at Credit

Alexandra Gerling ’13, of Fairport, N.Y., has been named Virginia Tech’s 2015 Outstanding Master’s Student for the College of Science. As a fellow with the Western Virginia Water Authority and member of the Carey Lab at Virginia Tech, Gerling will receive a Master of Science in biological sciences this August. The Carey Lab, part of the

From a highly competitive field of more than 1,100 applicants, Macy Howarth ’16 was named a Goldwater Scholar and Alison McCarthy ’15 has received Honorable Mention. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was established in 1986

Rita L. Reicher ’74 was recently featured in the “Sunday Conversations” section of the Post-Standard (Syracuse). She is currently the president and chair of KS&R, a market research firm she co-founded more than 20 years ago. The article notes KS&R “grew into a national powerhouse. That was not an accident.” “We decided early on that