biology

The Mathematics of Coral Reef Health

Photo by Elizabeth Sherman By Julia Munemo A group of undergraduate researchers in Williams’ SMALL Program—which brings to campus students from colleges across the country for a residential summer program in mathematics—is helping to improve the health of coral reefs. They worked with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Julie Blackwood, who is collaborating… Continue reading »

Award-Winning Student Research

from the Experimental Biology conference

In a corner of his office, Steven Swoap, professor and chair of biology, has a stool with two dancing mice drawn on it. While the pair more closely resemble Beatrix Potter characters than actual rodents, Swoap and his thesis students Rebecca Maher, Uttara Partap, and Christine Schindler have a strictly… Continue reading »