Science columnist Stephanie Du SC ’21 elaborates on the problematic perception of the coronavirus and why compassion is more important than ever. “As more accurate information is dispersed about the coronavirus, I hope that it will allow people to have empathy and stand in solidarity with the Chinese community,” she writes.
Joe Biasi, a geology graduate student at the California Institute of Technology, explains how lava flows can tell us about Earth’s history.
Stories of recent flooding in the Midwest have made headlines across the country, and the disaster has affected 5C students.
According to Paul Shaw, a neuroscientist at Washington University in St. Louis, catching up on sleep isn’t as simple as it seems.
Professor Tracy Gregg, the guest at Pomona College’s 39th Woodford-Eckis Lectureship last week, is paving the way for women in STEM. As the first woman hired in the geology department at the University at Buffalo, she said she has dealt with her fair share of gender discrimination, but ultimately worked
Many 5C students lamented the cold weather and rain that hit Claremont and the surrounding Los Angeles area this week. And although 50 degrees and cloud cover is unusual for Southern California, no one has been hit harder by the elements this January than those living in the Midwest or
Susanna Barrett SC ’19 has always been interested in DNA. This love developed at a young age, when Barrett was able to engage in DNA research as a high school student. Now a senior at Scripps College, Barrett has spent her time on campus working on her biochemistry major, in
For many students, STEM fields feel exclusive, and for good reason. Oftentimes, students have poor experiences in high school and feel they need to catch up after their first day in college STEM courses. Other students say they don’t feel welcome because they believe they don’t fit a certain mold
Gillian Holzer SC ’19 has a passion for art history. As an intern for Zebala & Partners this past summer, she was able to explore this passion further and combine it with another love: chemistry. “I took an upper division art history course my first semester and general chemistry, and
At the W.M. Keck Science Department, professor Ethan Van Arnam’s lab is working with real-life superheroes. Located on the second floor in a newly remodeled lab, members of this group work with leaf-cutter ants. While these insects might not seem particularly exciting, the bacteria that grows on their backs are