Joan Edwards’ Field Botany class took a trip to south Williamstown recently to see the area’s first spring wildflower in bloom, the impressive–and impressively smelly–skunk cabbage.
Gigapans are panoramic photos containing billions of pixels. Developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon and NASA’s Ames Research Center for use in Mars Rover expeditions, Gigapan technology captures images with a robotic camera mounted on a tripod. As the mount slowly and automatically swivels, hundreds or even thousands of individual images are captured. Gigapan software
The little brown bat native to this region could be extinct by 2030. That’s a possibility mathematician Julie Blackwood and her thesis student, David Stevens ’14, hope to help prevent. Blackwood, an assistant professor in her first year at Williams, is an applied mathematician whose models help biologists study the spread of infectious diseases. With
A new book by political science professor Sam Crane examines modern applications of ancient Chinese principles.
The web-based project by art professor Laylah Ali ’91focuses on the legacy of white abolitionist John Brown.
Nearly 200 Williams students participate in what is arguably one of the largest summer science undergraduate research programs at a liberal arts college.
Frank Pagliaro ’14 and history professor Alexandra Garbarini are developing a digital archive of images to illustrate history.
Poolitical science professor Justin Crowe ’03 and Judge Jeff Sutton ’83 explore the Supreme Court’s role
Prof. Dick De Veaux puts Snowden in perspective
Students and faculty members walking through Thompson Physics on Monday afternoon found themselves peeking into a classroom full of 60 fourth-graders from Williamstown Elementary School eagerly watching a demonstration by David Tucker-Smith, associate professor of physics. Frani Micelli, a teacher at Williamstown Elementary, said the annual demonstrations by the physics department are always a highlight