Physics & Astronomy student Jillian Paulin ’23 has received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming this nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields.
The departmental effort of improving the educational experience for students, restructuring introductory courses, providing research opportunities, and developing a sense of community has been recognized by the American Physical Society (APS) with the 2022 Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education.
"Spending two nights in a row obtaining near-infrared spectra of young stars may constitute the most unconventional Halloween weekend activity in the history of Colgate — and one of the most fulfilling", says one of the students.
An ordinary houseplant sitting in Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ramesh Adhikari’s lab has become the star of his latest publication. It’s a golden pothos that he purchased at Home Depot.
It has been demonstrated in Prof. Adhikari's lab that the leaves of a common household plant, Golden Pothos, can be used to construct resistive memory devices. These devices can be turned "ON" or "OFF" by applying appropriate switching voltages and are stable for hundreds of cycles.
Prof. Linda Tseng was featured on the Styled by Science CEOs podcast, where she discussed a range of topics — from discovering a passion for research to clothing additives, chemicals, being a woman in STEM, and why representation matters.