Conor Williams ’05: How New Federal Education Law Can Help English Learners (The 74)

Conor Williams ’05

Education policy pundit Conor Williams ’05 said the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act has the potential to better serve English language learners. Writing in The 74 (a nonprofit news site that specializes in educational matters), he described how ESSA, “which replaced the much-maligned No Child Left Behind,” gives states more flexibility in how they help those learners.

Williams singled out three states in particular for making “good use of their newfound flexibility.” Read more in The 74.

Recent Bowdoin Grad’s Paper on Deep Sea Coral ‘A Critical Finding,’ Says Supervisor

Meg Frenkel ’16

Megan Frenkel ’16 is making waves in the world of ocean science. Frenkel, who changed her name from Freiberger last year, is the lead author on a paper recently published in the journal Deep Sea Research I. Using radiocarbon dating techniques, She was able to make new discoveries about the growth rates of deep sea coral. 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.