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  • With robust student leadership, Public Observing Nights at the Strawbridge Observatory make astronomy accessible to visitors from both on and off campus.

  • Stephen Lippard ’62 returned to campus to talk about his time at Haverford and career with Ted Love ’81, students, and faculty.

  • the Smith Cloud

    The former astrophysics major, now pursuing a Ph.D. in astronomy, has turned her undergraduate thesis research into a published article.

  • Karl Johnson in his lab

    The Professor of Biology and Coordinator of the Concentration in Biochemistry and Biophysics has been awarded a $211,536 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research on Chlamydomonas, a single-celled model organism that provides insight into the cell biology of many eukaryotes, including humans.

  • Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Karen Masters collaborates with Oxford Professor Chris Lintott, whom she recently brought to campus, on Galaxy Zoo, an award-winning data-gathering project that asks the public to help identify features and structures in images of galaxies.

  • Several students snorkeling in clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean

    Students from Kristen Whalen’s “Advanced Topics in Biology of Marine Life” class spent a week over winter break exploring tropical coral ecosystems in Roatán, Honduras.

  • Daniel Gillen in profile working with computers and accessibility aids

    A team of Haverford alumni and professors recently published in the journal The Physics Teacher on methods and resources to help make STEM classrooms more accessible.

  • This psychology course examines the intersection between neuroscience research and broad domains of society, including education, law, politics, and the marketplace.

  • The biology major combined her passion for drawing comics and experience in science with an exhibition of autobiographical comics in the Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC).

  • This physics course is about everything that oscillates—vibrations and waves in mechanical, electronic, and optical systems—and introduces related mathematical methods, such as functions of a complex variable and Fourier analysis.

  • Students from the Tri-Co and other Pennsylvania colleges gathered to share posters and talks about their summer scientific research.

  • The assistant professor of chemistry is part of a team awarded $75,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund a new educational initiative that will prepare students in STEM fields to persevere through challenges and failures in the classroom and lab.  

  • As an ecology lab technician at the University of Vermont, the chemistry major examines local soil samples to see the effects of climate change.

  • The psychology major is working as a clinical research assistant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

  • Casey Londergan headshot

    The associate professor of chemistry has been awarded a $320,854 grant from the National Science Foundation to merge computational strategies with chemistry lab experiments to determine protein structures.