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
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.
Skidmore has entered into an agreement to use power from a dam downstate, producing up to 4.1 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy annually.
Ranks of loaner bikes outside Scribner Library, a large garden with a tool shed on
Wiecking Hall lawn, a plug-in kiosk for electric cars in Palamountain parking lot--
Skidmore's campus looks a lot different than it did just a few years ago.
When members of the Class of 2014 graduated last spring, they wore academic robes made from recycled plastic bottles--a perfect coda for an education marked by growing opportunities to study sustainability.
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