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Genelle Rankin

Alumni

Ph.D. student at Harvard University’s Neuroscience program.

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Ursula Wolz does research in the emerging field of Educational Informatics with and emphasis on Algorithm Accountability. She combines academics and entrepreneurship to develop computer-based learning environments that emphasize artificial intelligent tutoring, interactive storytelling and games.
 

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At Bennington, scientific education includes hands-on research, faculty mentorship, and ample opportunity to explore questions both within a chosen discipline and beyond.

Chelsea Corr

Faculty

As an atmospheric scientist, Chelsea Corr studies atmospheric particles, ranging from very small pollution aerosols to cloud droplets, and the role these particles play in air quality and climate.

Rohail Atlaf

Alumni

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at NYC Train Sign, a tech startup in Brooklyn that provides local train times and delays above ground and without the hassle of apps.

Carlos Mendez-Dorantes

Alumni

PhD candidate and a Ford Foundation Fellow at the City of Hope, where he studies the formation of cancer-associated genetic abnormalities.

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Carlos Mendez-Dorantes ’15 was one of 60 students nationwide to be awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 

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When Bennington alumni mentor current students during Field Work Term (FWT), the time is invaluable to both. Alumni get to connect with the next generation of Bennington students, gaining new perspectives on their current projects. Students, in turn, get the opportunity to ask questions and form connections within the broader Bennington network.

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Over spring break at the Village School of North Bennington (VSNB), Bennington students transformed the gymnasium into a hands-on science museum.

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Faculty members Dr. Katie Montovan and Dr. Betsy Sherman have undertaken coral reef biology research. The pair recently published the paper "Modeling Alternative Stable States in Caribbean Coral Reefs" in the journal Natural Resource Modeling.

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Kendra Ouellette '19 is currently participating in the Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester program in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, which has set sail for a five-week voyage from Nassau, Bahamas to New York City.

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Faculty

David Norman works with faculty and students to make possible the innovative teaching and learning that goes on in the Dickinson Science Building, whether it means designing an instrument to demonstrate an experiment, or keeping its labs and equipment humming.

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The ASCO Post featured an article on Barrie Cassileth '59, who they hailed as a "pioneer in oncology."

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The inaugural Taconic Mountain Student Water Conference: PFOA took place in CAPA on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. Co-organized by David Bond (Bennington) and Ken Facin (Hoosick Falls Central School Distrct), Friday's events were geared towards educating local high students, while Saturday's were open to the public. The second day of the conference provided an opportunity for residents of both the Bennington area and Hoosick Falls to receive updated information and the results from recent tests. Robert Bilott, who spearheaded efforts to expose PFOA contamination of drinking water supplies, gave the keynote speech. 

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Bennington College was awarded an "Energy Leadership Award"  in the institutions division from Efficiency Vermont as part of the 6th Annual Best Practices Exchange, and staff member Holly Andersen received the Energy Champion Award. 

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Faculty

With a coach’s approach to science teaching, Abbey Killam works closely with students in chemistry, cell biology, and other scientific fields in the lab and in their independent work.

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Daniel Levitis '99 co-wrote a paper on the connection between meiosis and failed pregnancy that was published in The Royal Society. His research was also the subject of a Phys.org article.

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Adnan Iftekhar ’97 was selected as a Google Innovator for 2017. Candidates for the program are chosen based on their “professional experience, their passion for teaching and learning, their innovative use of technology in school settings, and their potential impact on other educators.” Learn more about his and his cohort’s work and read about the experience on his blog.

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Comparative Studies in Society and History, a leading history and anthropology journal, has published an article by David Bond called “Oil in the Caribbean: Refineries, Mangroves, and the Negative Ecologies of Crude Oil."

Halarn Fichtenholtz

Faculty

Harlan Fichtenholtz is a cognitive neuroscientist who investigates how people understand and interpret the vast array of social and emotional signals that they encounter every day.

Anselm Bradford

Faculty

Anselm Bradford is passionate about open source software projects for government, non-profits, and higher education. He works on a team developing regulatory tools for the financial industry and in the past has worked with Code for America, Imgur, and taught at AUT University. He's also worked in authorship and editing in the technical publishing industry.

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Alumni

Physicist on the Manhattan Project, which developed the atom bomb, and later a committed Maoist

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Alumni

Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Alumni

Neurobiologist named one of America’s “Innovative New Scientists” by the National Institute of Mental Health

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Fulbright scholar Ben Underwood ’13 spoke with GoKunming, southwest China’s largest English-language website, about his current project to develop a large-scale biogas plant in Kunming. Biogas is produced through anaerobic digestion technology, which converts organic waste into fuel. His entire inverview with GoKunming has been republished (with permission) below. Photo credit: Chiara Ferraris.
 

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Bennington College biology faculty member Betsy Sherman took 14 students to the Cayman Islands for Field Work Term, in conjunction with her class Field Course in Coral Reef Biology. Students became certified scuba divers and gained first-hand experience studying coral reef fish biodiversity, collecting valuable data to be used for research studies and governmental policy.

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David Bond, associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, spoke with Vermont Public Radio about a course being taught at Bennington College about PFOA. 

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Alumni

Principal design director for Xbox who is implementing a radical vision for Microsoft

Photograph © Chloe Aftel

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Alumni

PhD student in network science whose work focuses on behavior adoption— modeling the emergence of opinions with groups of people.

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Alumni

Cardiologist and advocate for women’s health, heart disease prevention, and diversity in healthcare.