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Lab partners Emilie Heidel ’10 and Arda Kotikian ’15 work together in a lab for Chem 212.

A Winning Formula

Educating top chemists, professors, inventors, and researchers through a forward-thinking chemistry program rooted in history It’s 11:30 a.m. on the Tuesday after spring break, and twenty-three students have settled in Chem 212: Chemistry of Biomolecules class in Kendade 303. After some housekeeping items and a syllabus update, Professor Katie McMenimen…... » Read more

1918-Flu-strain

Campus Under Quarantine

In the fall of 1918, Mount Holyoke endured the deadliest flu outbreak the world had ever seen In the weeks before students flocked to campus in the fall of 1918, a deadly strain of influenza reached the shores of Boston with a group of sailors…... » Read more

Insider’s View: The Mineralogy and Petrology Lab

Lining the halls on the third floor of Clapp are more than a dozen glass-enclosed display cases of rocks and minerals, samples from all over the world and as varied as amethyst to marble. Many more samples are housed in the mineralogy and petrology lab—known…... » Read more

Lorelle Pye FP'13

From Vet Tech to Scientist

Lorelle Pye FP’13 Awarded NSF Grant At Lorelle Pye’s FP’13 high school in central Florida, students were rarely encouraged to pursue higher education. So upon graduation, Pye began working full time as a veterinary technician. Eventually, though, she saved enough money to move and attend…... » Read more