Reason #17 You Should Visit
Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.
Class of 2019
Physics major, studio art minor
Mellon Mays Undergraduate
Kahn Institute fellow
I discovered that Smith academics are very strong, and I have found several fields of study that I like as well as very supportive professors.
I am doing research with one of my physics mentors, Professor Gary Felder, and I am now working on a special studies project that focuses on early universe physiology. I also really enjoy my printmaking classes in studio art; they are three-hour classes two times a week, and it gives me a lot of time to spend on a project that requires many steps in a process. The satisfaction I get from this has been a lovely surprise. With printmaking, you don't know exactly what the end product will be, and you discover what you want to aim for. Cosmology feels like a similar quest, a field that also seems to require many steps in a process going forward and always the hope of an unexpected discovery.
“I would never want to give up the education I am getting at Smith. It’s all worth it.”
Smith has made me more confident, made me believe more in myself. As a South Asian woman, I have not felt out of place at Smith; it is open and welcoming. Still there is an emotional strain of being so far away from home. But I also would never want to give up the education I am getting at Smith. It's all worth it.