Analyzing data in a biology lab
The Skidmore community gathering to build compost bins
Students in an environmental geology lab
Exercise bicycles used in the Health and Exercise Sciences lab
Students and their professor on a geosciences field trip
Students doing lab work for NS101
Professor Robert Hallock lecturing for NS 101
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
Colleen Murphy of the University of Illinois researches and writes about risk ethics.
Research by biologist Abby Grace Drake has canine experts rethinking the origin and ancestry of man's best friend.
UPDATED Feb. 1--This lecture has been cancelled. Knox College scholar Tim Kasser will deliver Feb. 2 lecture.
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.
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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