School of Natural Science at Hampshire College

School of Natural Science at Hampshire College The School of Natural Science (NS) strives to provide a transformative, student-centered education based on inquiry and collaboration. Some postings on Flickr ([email protected]/)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) and Twitter (@NatScienceHC).

Events today challenge scientists to address many interesting questions about climate change, vanishing species, dwindling water supplies, malnutrition, and technology. These demand new approaches at the interfaces of the sciences: for instance, between physics and biology or human health and the environment. The school's strengths include interdisciplinary study in environmental sciences, agricultural studies, and health sciences. » Pathways Students can—and do—concentrate in almost every branch of science, from astronomy and bioengineering to marine ecology and genetics. Division III projects are substantial investigations that often result in publications or presentations at scientific meetings. » Resources Students have access to resources from labs furnished with research-grade equipment to a two-story solar greenhouse. The 650-acre Farm Center supports research in agriculture, animal behavior, genetics, reproductive physiology, and related fields. Courses and programs, including the Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program, use the Bioshelter, an integrated greenhouse and aquaculture facility. The School of Natural Science's leadership in involving undergraduate students in original scientific research—and with research-level equipment—has been recognized with grants from the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Sherman-Fairchild Foundation.

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Come celebrate Pi Day (observed) with the School of Natural Science tomorrow (Friday, March 8 at noon in CSC 333). Enter...
03/08/2019

Come celebrate Pi Day (observed) with the School of Natural Science tomorrow (Friday, March 8 at noon in CSC 333). Enter the pie baking competition to win a mug!

Hampshire College
11/10/2018
Hampshire College

Hampshire College

During Friends and Family Weekend, the School of Natural Science hosted a remembrance for Lynn Miller, Hampshire founding faculty member and beloved professor. Colleagues, alums, and students joined family and friends in the Cole garden where Lynn loved to lead daylily breeding experiments. A memorial plaque will soon be mounted there in his honor, including these words: “Teacher, scholar, mentor, friend, lifelong student, curmudgeon. ‘Aaaaargh!’”

The School of Natural Science will be hosting an informal gathering to share remembrances of Lynn Miller, professor emer...
10/09/2018
Lynn Miller – IN MEMORIAM

The School of Natural Science will be hosting an informal gathering to share remembrances of Lynn Miller, professor emeritus of biology, founding faculty member of the College and beloved curmudgeon. We will meet from 12-1 on Friday, Oct 19th, in the daylily garden (south side of the Cole Science Center) for lunch, a commemorative beer, and some storytelling. All are welcome.

Please also feel free to leave remembrances of Lynn at sites.hampshire.edu/lmiller (scroll down to the bottom for the link to the Remembrances page).

Lynn Miller, 85, Beloved Colleague, Mentor, and Friend Lynn Miller, a professor emeritus of biology at Hampshire College, whose interests were genetics (human and microbial), molecular biology, and evolution, died Friday, August 10, in Amherst, Mass. He was 85. His wife, Jean D. Miller, said the cau...

School of Natural Science at Hampshire College's cover photo
09/04/2018

School of Natural Science at Hampshire College's cover photo

Please help us share Lynn's memorial website with friends, colleagues, alums, and anyone else who has been impacted by L...
08/23/2018
Lynn Miller – IN MEMORIAM

Please help us share Lynn's memorial website with friends, colleagues, alums, and anyone else who has been impacted by Lynn over the years.

If you scroll down to the bottom of the website, there is a link to share your own fond remembrances as well.

Professor Lynn Miller. 1932-2018
08/10/2018

Professor Lynn Miller. 1932-2018

08/10/2018
Hampshire College

Important Announcement


Passing of Lynn Miller, Beloved Colleague, Mentor, and Friend

Submitted by: Eva Rueschmann

Dear Colleagues,

I write with deep sadness to share that our dear friend and colleague Lynn Miller died peacefully overnight in a rehabilitation home in Amherst. His family contacted us this morning and said the cause was pneumonia. He was 85. As you know, Lynn was a founding faculty member of Hampshire and helped establish the School of Natural Science, and he mentored and befriended many fellow professors and staff members over the years. A professor emeritus of biology, he was a devoted, pioneering teacher and adviser for more than 45 years who nurtured the development of generations of scientists and independent thinkers across schools and disciplines. He will be deeply missed and dearly remembered by many in our community.

Lynn is survived by his wife Jean Miller, brother Dale and sister Shirley, five children including alums Ivor and Craig, and six grandchildren.

We will forward his obituary once it is published. Lynn’s family has shared with us that after he is cremated, they are planning a small family gathering to spread his ashes in the gardens of Hampshire College, the place he loved most. And a place where he was much loved.

Eva Rueschmann
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

This message was automatically distributed by the Hampshire College announcement system. To verify its sender and the authenticity of its contents, go to:

https://intranet.hampshire.edu/news/passing-of-lynn-miller-beloved-colleague-mentor-and-friend

We can't wait for weekly science lunches (aka Fantastic Friday) to resume once the students are back! #newtohamp
07/13/2018

We can't wait for weekly science lunches (aka Fantastic Friday) to resume once the students are back! #newtohamp

No bones about it--we can't wait to meet the new students in August! #newtohamp
07/13/2018

No bones about it--we can't wait to meet the new students in August! #newtohamp

School of Natural Science at Hampshire College's cover photo
04/24/2018

School of Natural Science at Hampshire College's cover photo

Faculty, staff and students of the School of Natural Science at Hampshire College
04/24/2018

Faculty, staff and students of the School of Natural Science at Hampshire College

Hampshire College Art Gallery
11/07/2017
Hampshire College Art Gallery

Hampshire College Art Gallery

In case you missed Gallery Director Amy Halliday and Hampshire College Biology Professor Megan Dobro on NEPR last night or this morning, hear all about our collaborative art/biology/philosophy project with Jonathon Keats and visiting slime mold scholars in this report! We've been running related courses, interdisciplinary faculty/staff/student workshops, and are gearing up for a Gallery exhibition in Spring 2018.

With thanks to our amazing students (whose photography is part of this report), and collaborating staff and faculty including Thom Long, Chelvanaya Gabriel, Heather McCann, Lee Spector, Amy Dryansky, Pamela Stone, Daniel Altshuler and many more. Find out more on our project page: http://sites.hampshire.edu/gallery/the-plasmodium-symposium/

http://nepr.net/post/should-we-model-human-behavior-brainless-single-cell-amoeba

Div III Profile: Hampshire’s Phuong Leverages Five Colleges for Advanced Engineering Studies
11/07/2017
Div III Profile: Hampshire’s Phuong Leverages Five Colleges for Advanced Engineering Studies

Div III Profile: Hampshire’s Phuong Leverages Five Colleges for Advanced Engineering Studies

Lan Phuong “Panda” Nguyen Hoang’s Division III thesis has the potential to stretch from here to the moon. She’s researching superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs), devices commonly used in vast-space data transfer, quantum computing, and astrophysics. Her undergraduate work, a cas...

Today's Fantastic Friday Talk!  FPH West Lecture Hall 12pm-1pm with Pizza
04/14/2017

Today's Fantastic Friday Talk! FPH West Lecture Hall 12pm-1pm with Pizza

Presented by the School of Natural Science at Hampshire College for Fantastic Friday:

03/10/2017

NS π Day was a success! Anne M holds onto her title with an impressive 801 digits!

01/26/2017

Welcome back to Hampshire! We hope everyone's spring semester is off to a great start. Tomorrow, NS will be hosting our first Fantastic Friday lunch talk of the semester. Zach McDowell will be talking about learning (more than) science using Wikipedia-based projects. That will take place in Cole Science Center at noon in room 333. Pizza will be served.

Congratulations to Rahim Hirani, who was awarded first place at this weekend's 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Sympos...
10/24/2016

Congratulations to Rahim Hirani, who was awarded first place at this weekend's 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences! Rahim presented, "The regulatory role of Beta-Arrestins in prostate cancer cell proliferations," and was joined by over 280 other presenters.

Div III students doing interdisciplinary, innovative science-based research and entrepreneurship with an eye to helping ...
09/21/2016
Division III Profile: Five Students Develop Tech Venture for Assessing Livestock Health

Div III students doing interdisciplinary, innovative science-based research and entrepreneurship with an eye to helping local small-scale farmers. On a related note, get the word out about NS Div II/III research funding - the application deadline is Friday, October 14th by 4pm. Please visit our NS Student Fund Awards web page to learn more about the process (link in the comments below).

09/09/2016

Happy Fall 2016 semester! It's been great to see familiar faces, mingled with new ones. We are pleased to welcome our two visiting faculty members, Kaca Bradonjic and Robin Sears. If any of you Div II or Div III students are interested in applying for research funding this year, the application deadline is Friday, October 14th. Please visit our NS Student Fund Awards web page to learn more about the process.

06/07/2016
Students, Professors to Present Research at National Ecological Conference This Week

Read about NS's First-Year Integrated Sciences Class: https://www.hampshire.edu/news/2016/06/06/students-professors-to-present-research-at-national-ecological-conference-this-week

When Professors Chris Cianfrani and Sarah Hews were designing the Integrated Sciences Program, they had no idea a campus building under construction would provide the perfect vehicle for their research. Along with Professors Jason Tor and Seeta Sistla, they spent the past year guiding their first-ye...

05/12/2016

Summer Hours for Cole Science Center, effective May 16th: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: Closed.

https://www.hampshire.edu/news/2016/05/06/steely-and-halasz-honored-as-2016-carol-and-blair-brown-award-recipients
05/06/2016
Steely and Halasz Honored as 2016 Carol and Blair Brown Award Recipients

https://www.hampshire.edu/news/2016/05/06/steely-and-halasz-honored-as-2016-carol-and-blair-brown-award-recipients

Sarah Steely and Natane Halasz each received a 2016 Carol and Blair Brown Staff Excellence Award at a presentation May 5. Steely is a laboratory technician in the School of Natural Sciences; Halasz is the administrator for the School of Interdisciplinary Arts. The awards recognize staff who, individ...

05/06/2016

Congratulations to our very own Sarah Steely, who was one of two recipients of this year's Carol and Blair Brown Staff Excellence Awards. Her dedication to students, faculty, and staff is inspirational. Thank you for all of your hard work, Sarah!

05/05/2016

Make sure you check out the awesome poster Jeff Schmittlein created of our graduating Div III students, displayed in the CSC main entryway and on the 3rd floor, outside the NS office. While you're there, drop in to hear what some of these students have been working on at the NS Div III Symposium. You won't be disappointed!

04/29/2016

The NS Div III Symposium is next Thursday, starting at 9 a.m., in CSC 333. Learn about what some of our graduating Div IIIs have been researching. The day ends with poster presentations at 3:30.

04/29/2016

Join us for a canopy walk, guided by Professor Brian Schultz. Today @ noon. Meet between the tennis courts and the Multi-sports Center. Brian's car will be parked along the road and there will be a sign. Follow the scent of the pizza!

03/11/2016

Don't miss out on Pi Day! Savory and sweet pies, pi recitations, and pi-kus...all in CSC 333 (honorary room 314 for the day) at noon!

02/26/2016

Join us for another Fantastic Friday. Krisna Van Dyke and Nicole Del Rosso will talk about their Div III research. As always, pizza will be served. See you in CSC 333 @ noon!

02/11/2016

NB: Thursday February 18th by 4pm is the application deadline for the NS Endowed Funds supporting Div II & Div III research. Happy Advising Day!

01/11/2016

The Spring 2016 deadline for application for NS Endowed Funds supporting Div II an Div III research is Thursday, February 18, by 4 p.m.

Address

Cole Science Center, 893 West St
Amherst, MA
01002

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 23:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 23:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 23:00
Thursday 08:30 - 23:00
Friday 08:30 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:00

Telephone

(413) 559-5757

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