Scroll through the blog posts and stories below to learn more about Hamilton student and alumni experiences in this industry, and then use our career resources such as Facts on File and O*Net to learn more. Finally, meet with your career advisor and explore the Career Center curriculum to learn how to network with alumni to discuss your interests and learn more about their work.
Connect to Careers in Science Journalism
Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m. in Taylor Science Center 1004
Alex Ossola is a science journalist based in New York City. After earning her masters in science journalism from NYU, she freelanced for numerous publications, including Popular Science, The Atlantic, Scientific American, National Geographic, CNBC, BBC, Vice, and many others. She then worked as the managing editor at Futurism, a science and tech website. Her work on special projects at Quartz keeps her writing and editing on a number of different subjects, her passion still lies in science—from genetics to birds, from artificial intelligence to the gut microbiome.
The Hamilton Society of Physics Students Most Recent Weather Balloon
On Friday, September 20th, the Hamilton Society of Physics Students launched the newest version of the weather balloon they sent off last December. The balloon reached a height of 85,000-90,000ft in flight before it landed in Grand Gorge, NY, roughly 87 miles south of here, on Sunday, September 22nd. The balloon included two Go-Pros for footage, a battery reserve, hand warmers, a GPS tracker, and a ball of aluminum foil. To find out why there was a ball of aluminum foil in the balloon and to read more about this story, check out the photos and full article here.
Some fun science facts!
- Rabbits and parrots can see behind themselves without moving their heads.
- Butterflies have to stand on top of their food to taste it because their taste receptors are in their feet.
- The Stegosaurus dinosaur was over nine meters long, but its brain was the size of a walnut.
- To have been in the first photo ever taken, you would have had to pose for eight hours.
Word of the Month:
Gluconeogenesis - Metabolic pathway that results in the generation of glucose from certain non-carbohydrate carbon substrates.
Club of the Month:
The Hamilton Coding Team is targeted toward students who are interested in and passionate about computer science, providing them a programming environment that 1) promotes collaboration in team settings and 2) promotes innovation in practical applications of programming that they could be exposed to in the real world. This organization aims to involve students regardless of their technical background with computer science and entrepreneurship in technology.
A Research Project for the Birds
Can a Computer Paint a Picture? Using Genetic Programming to Create Art
Stephana (Hayoung) Lim '21 never expected to be doing anything related to art in college. When she first came to Hamilton, she intended to major in physics, but soon switched over to computer science after taking a class with Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science David Perkins.