This year’s Summer Science and Engineering Program at Smith had its largest group ever — 128 high school girls took courses with faculty in physics, computer science, biology, neuroscience and geology. In the “The History of Earth and Life,” led by Sara Pruss, associate professor of geological sciences, students explored Mount Tom, composed of volcanic rock formed toward the end of the Triassic Period, some 200 million years ago.
Under an innovative initiative called Achieving Excellence in Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences (AEMES), Smith reaches out to students who have expressed interest in those fields to increase their chances of success. AEMES scholars are selected as first years and are supported by the program all four years of their college experience. During those years, the scholars conduct research with a faculty advisor and participate in a peer mentoring program. Here's what two members of the research team have to say about the lab work they are doing with Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences. Learn more about the AEMES program here
Capen Garden is designed as a series of outdoor garden rooms. The largest is bisected by a rustic pergola supporting old varieties of climbing roses.
With another record year in admissions, 15 new Fulbright fellows and Smith’s first Rhodes Scholar in 17 years, it has been another great year at Smith. In this special video message, President Kathleen McCartney looks back with pride and appreciation at Smith’s accomplishments in 2013–14.
The campus in summer, with music by The 2006 Smiffenpoofs.
A little rain did not dampen the spirits of alumnae as they marched in the Alumnae Parade during 2014 All Reunion Weekend. Watch the highlights.
Commencement Weekend is Smith's final chance to honor its graduating seniors. The weekend culminates on Sunday when parents, friends and seniors gather to hear a distinguished speaker and observe the awarding of diplomas. Watch a replay of the entire webcast here.
Ivy Day festivities, including the Alumnae Parade and senior class procession, were held Saturday, May 17, 2014. The event included remarks by President Kathleen McCartney and the Ivy Day Awards Convocation.