Matt Carter’s contagious enthusiasm makes it easy to wake up for his 9 a.m. physiology class. Passionate about biology – and more specifically, neuroscience – Matt can make any lecture or discussion exciting. Last week, I sat down with him to learn about his personal experiences in the world of science. Here he divulges what he thought about neuroscience grad school and what it’s like to write a real scientific paper. Finally, he gives his opinion on the Williams myth of effortless perfection.
This week, the ScientEphic sat down with senior astrophysics major Allen Davis. He took some time out of his busy schedule to chat about his life as a globetrotting thesis student and a dedicated Trekkie.
Last week, The ScientEphic sat down to chat with Professor Lovett from the Chemistry Department. An active figure in the Williams science scene, Lovett runs the Summer Science Program. He’s famous for knowing every student’s name on the first day of class and for playing his guitar after quizzes. Read on to learn about his past, his research, his participation in a science professor barbershop quartet, and his plans for the future.
Geosciences Professor Phoebe Cohen may be young, but she’s already discovered and named an ancient fossil, created a Ted-Ed talk called “How to Fossilize Yourself”, and helped develop interdisciplinary science classes at Williams. Here, she answers a few questions for the ScientEphic.