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Creating ‘Aha’ Moments: Smithies Teach Science to High School Students

Through the college's Interterm High School Teaching Internship program, Smith students have taught lessons in genetics and molecular biology to more than 1,800 local high school students. Ninth-graders gave this year's program rave reviews.

Trash for Treats: Students Can Exchange Recyclables for Desserts During Move-Out

To combat a trash problem that occurs each year during move-out, the Office of Campus Sustainability is sponsoring a new initiative where students can exchange unwanted items for a free dessert from the Wheelhouse Farm food truck. Read on for details.
How have students, faculty and staff reimagined Neilson Library? What have we learned about how visitors use the library? Information on the planning process, work done by students in class assignments, documents and reports are available at the Future of the Libraries site.

'Picturing the Text': Reflections by Lakes Writer-in-Residence Pamela Petro

In "Picturing the Text," an essay she wrote for Grécourt Gate, Pamela Petro—this year's Lakes Writer-in-Residence at Smith—reflects on her experiences teaching students about the burgeoning field of Word and Image.

Smith Engineering Students Play With Legos for Real-World Results

On a recent afternoon, about two dozen Smith engineering students set to work crafting a range of structures from a small pile of brightly colored Legos. The activity was part of Smith’s Design Clinic, a two-semester capstone course for senior engineering majors. The Design Clinic Celebration showcase of projects from this year's clinic will be held Friday, April 29, from 1:10 to 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Carroll Room.

An Essential Support: Reflections on Smith's Bridge Program

Since it was founded in 1970 as a program to support African American students at Smith, the Bridge pre-orientation program has expanded to welcome all students of color who are interested in establishing cross-cultural friendships, while also becoming part of the larger campus community. Here's what five Bridge participants had to say about their experiences.

Feats of Derring-Do: SAQ Profiles Smith Circus Club Founder

Anna Partridge '16 says circus practice helps students get out of their comfort zones and builds confidence. The engineering major and founder of the Bearded Ladies circus club at Smith shares her story in the Spring 2016 Smith Alumnae Quarterly.

People News

Ocean conservation awards, graduate scholarships and science grants are just some of the recent accomplishments of Smith students, faculty and staff. Read about them in the latest People News column.

River Stewardship: Smith Helps Produce New Guide for Tackling Invasive Plants

Every summer for the past several years, Smith students interning with the Botanic Garden have spent countless hours pulling invasive plants from the banks of the Mill River where it meanders through campus. A new guide published by Smith, the Mill River Greenway Initiative and the New England Wild Flower Society, will share invasive plant know-how with interested river stewards throughout the region.