Bowdoin Wins Beckman Scholars Award for Scientific Research


Beckman scholar Sara Spicer ’18

Students who wish to pursue high-level scientific research at Bowdoin have received a big boost.

Bowdoin College has once again won a Beckman Scholars Award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The grant will bring in $104,000 over the next three years to support four student-faculty pairs doing research in the fields of chemistry, biology, neuroscience, and medicine. Bowdoin is one of only 11 colleges across the country to receive the award this year.

Bowdoin previously won Beckman Scholar Awards in 2005, 2010, and 2014. Read more.

Enjoy these Polar Bear Holiday Decorations

img_4002Feast your eyes on this collection of Polar Bear-themed images, provided by Bowdoin alums and current students. View the slideshow in Bowdoin News.

Finals Time: Students Seek Out Studying Nooks

When finals come around, students can be found all over campus, their books and papers spread out around them. We walked around to see where they preferred to study during the end-of-semester reading and exam period, which runs from Dec. 10 to Dec. 19.

‘Fake or Fact’: Bowdoin Librarians Offer Guide to Navigating Perils of Fake News

lincoln“Fake news” and their questionable sources came into focus during the presidential election; it’s a vexing issue for students, as well.

Two Bowdoin librarians have created a research guide to help them sort fact from fiction while researching papers and other academic work.