Science at Skidmore
 

The sciences are an integral part of Skidmore's interdisciplinary curriculum, no matter your major. Partnerships with dedicated faculty, significant hands-on research opportunities, and curricular flexibility will distinguish your science and mathematics education at Skidmore. In addition, outstanding laboratories and facilities and thirteen annual scholarships in science and mathematics make the college's offerings especially competitive. Skidmore offers 65 majors in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, as well as several pre-professional and cooperative programs.

 

The Sciences in the News

Guest scholar to assess risks associated with natural events

Colleen Murphy of the University of Illinois researches and writes about risk ethics.

Biologist Drake helps answer key question in canine history

Research by biologist Abby Grace Drake has canine experts rethinking the origin and ancestry of man's best friend.

Dowd Lecture topic: Capitalism and the quality of life

UPDATED Feb. 1--This lecture has been cancelled. Knox College scholar Tim Kasser will deliver Feb. 2 lecture.

Students advance climate-systems research

When it comes to climate-change science, Skidmore students are working with faculty on a broad range of research. Among the projects this year: studying an ancient stalagmite to learn about the effects of volcanic eruptions and storms on the decline of Mexico's Maya civilization, analyzing coal ash from as far away as Calcutta to determine how it behaves in the atmosphere, and calibrating a tool that uses satellite data to determine how carbon sinks deep into the ocean.

The year in pictures

Sustainability, the sciences, visual literacy, and documentary studies are a few of the areas in which the college made major strides in 2014.
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