Dr. Mae C Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut who became the first woman of color in the world to go into space when she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Serving six years as a NASA astronaut, Dr. Jemison is an icon of both the women’s rights and civil rights movement,
Prof. David Dethier has won the 2017 Geological Society of America Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division’s Distinguished Career Award. The award recognizes “Quaternary geologists and geomorphologists who have demonstrated excellence in their contributions to science.” Formal presentation of the award will take place Tuesday, October 24 at 7 PM, during the QG&G awards ceremony
Please join us on October 3rd for presentations by our senior thesis students. The students will share their summer research experiences and discuss their research plans for the coming year. The presentations begin at 4 PM in Clark Hall, room 105, with refreshments beginning at 3:45 in the second floor Common Room. Our annual fall
Our 200th anniversary celebration was a success. Thank you to all of our alumni, faculty, staff and students who participated and made this a memorable event!
On June 11th and 12th, the Geosciences Department will celebrate two hundred years of earth science at Williams. That’s right: our modern Geosciences Department traces its origins to Professor Amos Eaton’s tenure at the College, which began in 1817! (Eaton was also an alum, Class of 1799. For more about the history of the department, check out the
On April 22, nine Williams Geoscience students, led by Prof. Ronadh Cox joined the March for Science in Washington D.C. The march was intended to bring awareness to the role that science plays in everyday life and to voice support for evidence-based public policy; it was timed to coincide with Earth Day. Prof. Cox’s husband, Smith
In conjunction with its commemoration of the Bicentennial of the teaching of Geology at Williams, the Geosciences Department will present an exhibition of early works by and about its founding fathers in the Steven Schow Special Collections Gallery in Sawyer Library. Running February through August, “Celebrating 200 Years of Geology at Williams” recognizes four