Laura Griffee’17 Virtually Games Her Way to Interactive Art

During a yearlong independent study, Laura Griffee ’17 developed virtual reality software to make a DIY sculpture tool. Griffee, a visual arts major, worked with Google Cardboard and other virtual reality software to enable users to interact with the sculptures of Assistant Professor of Art Jackie Brown. Read more from Griffee about the project.

Climate Scientist Cameron Wobus ’95 Issues Ski Industry Warning

Cameron Wobus ’95, the lead author of a recent study looking at the future of skiing and snowmobiling in the United States, finds that within the century, no matter what climate change policy is enacted, the ski season across the country will be truncated.

While this could lead to the loss of billions of dollars for the industry, the extent of damage will vary depending on whether and by how much greenhouse gas emissions are controlled. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Cindy Rivera ’18 Receives Award at National Chemistry Conference

Two Bowdoin students — Cindy Rivera ’18 and Daniel Do ’18 — presented posters of their research at the 65th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics in Indianapolis earlier in June.

Rivera won the “best undergraduate poster in proteomics” award at the conference for her undergraduate project, “Top-down and Bottom-up Proteomics for the Identification of Crustacean Neuropeptides and Precursor-Related Peptides Predicted by Transcriptomics.” Do presented his research, with a poster called, “Putative Antimicrobial Peptides in the Lobster, Homarus americanus: Identification Using Top-Down and Bottom-Up Proteomics Coupled with Transcriptomics.”

Rivera said that attending the conference was “eye opening,” because she saw that the research she does at Bowdoin holds such relevance to the greater mass spectrometry world. “It was truly invaluable to be surrounded by experts involved in some of the most groundbreaking research science has to offer,” she added.

See photos from the conference.