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.

Scientists Detect More Activity in Deep Space As Black Holes Collide

LIGO Observatory, in Hanford, WA. Visible are the two 4km arms containing vacuum chambers used to detect gravitational wave activity. (Courtesy: LIGO Laboratory)

There’s renewed excitement in the scientific world after advanced measuring equipment picked up signals indicating the collision of two black holes some three billion light years away. The discovery came from researchers at the Laser-Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO), who first detected such waves September 14, 2015. This marks the third time the laboratory has detected gravitational waves. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Digital Tools Open Up Bowdoin’s Past to Students

The following story explores the ways in which Bowdoin students, staff, and faculty are using digital technology to analyze old texts and objects. The article explores several research projects conducted this past year into three collections held by the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections and Archives at Bowdoin College. This department lives on the third floor of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, and its small staff is always eager to help students and scholars explore its holdings — whether they wish to use traditional, or cutting-edge, techniques to explore history.

Digital Tools Open Up Bowdoin's Past to Students