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Student Work in Natural Science

  More than a Classroom
  Erin Eggleston
  As a Div III microbiology student, Erin Eggleston conducted research on rugged bacteria that thrive in harsh conditions.

All students in Hampshire College's School of Natural Science engage in hands-on, original scientific research.

Some of this research is done in courses, but many students also design their own independent investigations, which they carry out under the guidance of faculty.

Areas of interest include environmental sciences, agricultural studies, health sciences, and more.

Hampshire students complete their academic programs with a final stage of work known as Division III. Div III students, as they're called on campus, undertake yearlong, self-designed projects that tie together and expand on their earlier work.

Natural science projects range from major research papers to laboratory and field investigations. Some of these lead to publications and presentations for which the student is the first author.

Student Project   National Research Award Goes to Hampshire Student

“Hampshire provided me the room to have independent study and to gain independent research, which set me ahead of the other undergraduate students.”

Student Project   Combining Environmental Science with Policy and Management

Max Neale goes at the Asian clam from all angles.

Student Project   Searching for a Cure for Dengue

For her Division III, Marissa Baker-Wagner is conducting research to identify pathways by which the dengue virus assembles the capsid protein.

Student Project   Designing DNA

Isaac Bruss can tell DNA to self-assemble into a structure of his own choosing.

Student Project   Collaborative Research In Reproductive Health

Div III Student Kimberley Bullard and Alum make connections.

Student Project   Water Flow, Food Flow

To understand how food flows from farms to people Graham Jeffries looked to water.

Student Project   Project Offers Cultural Critique of Science

“We need to deconstruct the medical concept of 'normal',” asserts Martina Risech.


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