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Across departments at Occidental, students benefit from the collaborative process of discovery with their faculty mentors.
Professor Darren Larsen and former student Aria Blumm ’19 analyzed sediment from a glacial lake to learn about glacier fluctuations and climate shifts over the last 10,000 years.
A five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will make it possible to build on the success of an Occidental College program addressing the national shortage of STEM graduates by recruiting academically talented but financially needy students during their first year in college.
Using a case study of skin-whitening beauty products, a three-year, $479,480 National Science Foundation grant will fund an Occidental study of how the intersection of race, immigration status and other identities shape public understanding of science in the United States.
For Occidental College Associate Professor of History Jane Hong, the lightbulb went on when she realized that the history she was studying as a Yale undergraduate had a direct connection to her own parents’ story as Korean immigrants who arrived in Brooklyn in 1975.
Joshua Medina ’19, whose chance encounters at Occidental with Greek statuary videos and a dog named Fred led to a new 3-D technique for documenting the colors of bird plumage, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Three Occidental College students collaborating with faculty in the fields of geology and physics have been named 2020-21 Science Scholars and presented with research grants funded by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris and Fletcher Jones foundations.
Regions with low-income populations and low Internet penetration are less likely to follow safe-at-home orders and are thus more vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus, a new study by economists from Occidental College and the MIT Sloan School of Management has found.