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Ernest Williams
Williams Co-Authors Letter to North American Leaders

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology emeritus and lecturer in biology, co-authored a letter that will be presented to the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico when they meet for the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa on June 29.  More ...

Andre Burnham ’18 and Fiona McLaughlin ’19.
Queen Bees and Wannabees: Examining Bee Fitness

Over the past decade, bees have been dying and colonies collapsing in unprecedented numbers, posing a threat not only to the bees themselves, but to the many crops they pollinate. Scientists are still working to understand all the factors that pose risks to bees. This summer, Andre Burnham ’18 and Fiona McLaughlin ’19 are contributing their own research to this important question by comparing the fitness of locally raised queen bees and queen bees imported from California.  More ...

Andy Chen '16
A Short-Term Plan, A Long-Term Plan. Andy Chen ’16 Has Both.

With Hamilton commencement behind him, Andy Chen ’16 has a short-term plan and a long-term plan. He’ll continue his education this fall by spending a semester studying biotechnology at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan, then launch a cell phone-based health and education service in Kenya with Leonard Kilekwang ’16.  More ...

Chris Powell '17 and Travis Roeder '18 amaze elementary school students with the making elephant toothpaste.
Oohs and Aahhs in the Taylor Science Center

Though students may have left for the summer, Hamilton’s classrooms are far from deserted.  As part of ongoing community outreach, the Taylor Science Center opened its doors to third grade classes from Myles Elementary School in New Hartford. Over 70 students roamed the building with teachers and chaperones, exploring different scientific disciplines.   More ...

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, left, gives the commencement address. Patrick Reynolds, right, presents an award at commencement.
PayPal Co-Founder and Fast-Talking Dean Attract National Media

With a well-known commencement speaker who holds controversial views, Hamilton may have anticipated a bit more national media attention to the event than in past years. What was not expected was additional focus on the dean of faculty.  More ...

New members of <em>Sigma Xi</em>, the scientific research society.
Sigma Xi Initiates New Members

The Hamilton College Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, initiated 13 members of the Class of 2016 to associate membership before the annual dinner in the Taylor Science Center Atrium on May 20. Family members in attendance enjoyed a program of observations by mentors about the students, their research and student plans to continue in research.  More ...

Pedicellariae
Lilly Pieper ’18 Awarded American Microscopical Society Student Fellowship

Lilly Pieper ’18 has been awarded a 2016 American Microscopical Society Student Fellowship to support her research with Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Coppard’s research group on the “Evolution and expression of venom genes in sea urchin pedicellariae.”  More ...

Sigma Xi Elects New Members

The Hamilton College Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, elected 14 members of the Class of 2016 to associate membership on May 3. The students are: Joelle Baer, John Bennett, Austin Durham, David Freeman, Olivia Gozdz, Elizabeth Larson, Alex Mitko, Eric Nieminen, Lillie Ogden, Abigail Quirk, Kenneth Ratliff, Emily Rubinstein, Michael Verostek and Ben Wesley.  More ...

Hamilton Wins Programming Competition at Computing Conference

 A team of Hamilton students won the programming competition at the 21st annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges - Northeastern Region, held at Hamilton on April 29 -30. Linnea Sahlberg ’17, Ryan Woo ’17 and Alex Dennis ’18 were the winners from among 39 teams.   More ...

Steven Butterhof '05
Butterhof ’05 Selected 2015 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year

Hamilton alumnus Steven Butterhof ’05 was named the 2015 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY) during a ceremony at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 8. He was chosen from 36,000 sailors. Fewer than 150 individuals have received this honor since its inception in 1972.  More ...

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