Nominate science faculty to appear on the radio!

Nominate science faculty to appear on the radio!

Please follow this link to nominate a member of the Vassar College Science Faculty to appear on a live recording of You’re the Expert at in Skinner Hall on March 9, 2017. Nominations will be open for one week only from November 28th to December 5th!
You’re the Expert is a live show, podcast, and public Continue Reading

Reminder to faculty about Keeping Current awards

A reminder that Asprey CCAS provides funds to help Vassar science faculty stay on the cutting edge of new techniques. ACCAS offers several awards each year, usually ranging from $300 to $2400 per award. Past grant recipients have used the awards to attend a workshop, travel to a collaborator’s lab, take a course, and other Continue Reading

Research Enhancement Awards

Students may submit applications for Research Enhancement Awards at any time.  The Spring 2014 applications from faculty for funds to Keep Current or to develop Science Inquiry Modules (SIMs) are due Monday, March 24, 2014.

Winning Images

Cortical Night. Photo by Leah Weingast.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
La Paz. Photo  by Joseph Weiman.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anaphase Distilled. Photo by Mer Jane Ward and Lita Avnisinger.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Carly Bloomfeld VC computer science major reports on the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Science 2015

Carly Bloomfeld VC computer science major reports on the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Science 2015

Carly Bloomfeld was among the group of computer science majors  who attended the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Carly reported that the conference was a great experience. A major aspect of it was the job fair with representatives from hundreds of different tech companies doing interviews on-site. Lectures on a wide range of Continue Reading

Imaging/Imagining: Art In Science Image Competition

Imaging/Imagining: Art In Science Image Competition

Imaging/Imagining: An Art In Science Image Competition
What: A juried scientific image competition, with prizes for student teams in three categories:

The World Around Us – images in which the subject is visible to the naked eye
Visualizing the Unseen – images captured with the use of optics that extend beyond what the eye can see, such as Continue Reading

Alice Dreger to give Pauline Newman ‘47 Distinguished Lecture in Science, Technology, and Society, April 7, 2016

Alice Dreger to give Pauline Newman ‘47 Distinguished Lecture in Science, Technology, and Society, April 7, 2016

ALICE DREGER, Ph.D., author of Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science, will give the Pauline Newman ’47 Distinguished Lecture on April 7, 2016 (5 p.m., Taylor Hall 102).
Alice Dreger is an historian of science and social justice advocate. She argues passionately the need to use historic and scientific evidence to create a more
just Continue Reading

Engaging Science Book Club discussion of Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human by Michael Chorost.

Engaging Science Book Club discussion of Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human by Michael Chorost.

In anticipation of author Michael Chorost’s visit to Vassar February 23 – 25, 2016 as part of the College’s Creative Arts Across the Discipoines (CAAD) initiative – Sonic Cyborg program, the Asprey CCAS Engaging Science Book Club will read and discuss Chorost’s book Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human by Michael Chorost. The inform Continue Reading

Science and Art Meet at the Met October 3, 2015

Science and Art Meet at the Met October 3, 2015

The Asprey Center collaborated with the Department of Earth Science and Geography on a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 3, 2015. The purpose of the trip was to investigate properties of earth materials through the lens of art and archeology. After meeting up at  the Temple of Dendur to look at Continue Reading

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