Research is at the core of a Bennington science education. It is in the practice of science that students begin to appreciate what being a scientist really means. There are many paths by which Bennington students can conduct their own research. Some classes feature research projects as part of the curriculum; some students opt for research tutorials in which they work closely with faculty research advisors; other students have the opportunity to do research during Field Work Term. Students pursuing advanced work in science conduct independent research and present their findings in formal project papers or theses as well as orally at Science Workshops, attended by faculty and students.
At the end of each year students doing independent research projects in tutorials or advanced classes participate in a poster session, in which they prepare professional quality research posters and present them publicly in a forum typical of that found at major scientific meetings. Last year over 40 posters were presented, several of which are available for viewing by clicking on the thumbnails below.
The Great Migration: Behavior of 1,2-Hydride Shifts
Mia McNulty & Jiaying Liu
The Effect of Structural Modification on the Attractiveness of Synthetic Pheromones to Male Tussock Moths
Chemoreception and Host Colony Defense Plasticity Between Slavemakers and Alien Ants
Comparative Spectral Sensitivities of Six Species from the Noctuoidea
Ben Broderick Phillips
A Model of Iron Thiocyanate Complexes
Ryan Worth & Carl Toborowski