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October 7, 2019

Chemistry Faculty Sadie Otte Comments on Study of Eco-Friendly Insecticide

Sadie Otte, lab lecturer in chemistry in the W.M. Keck Science Department, spoke to Chemistry World about the importance of a recent study of perseanol.

October 1, 2019

Sarah Budischak Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Study “Superspreaders” and the Transmission of Infectious Disease

W.M. Keck Science Department Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Budischak received a National Science Foundation grant from the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program.

September 20, 2019

In the Media: Professor Branwen Williams Discusses Coral Bleaching Study with Newsweek

W.M. Keck Science Department Associate Professor of Environmental Science Branwen Williams was interviewed by Newsweek about a study that examines coral bleaching off the coast of Florida.

September 10, 2019

New Science Students Explore “Chemistry of Life” in Summer Immersion Program

Gazing up at the stars, Kiana Harnish ’23 considered the search for water, and thus life, on planets beyond Earth. Along with 29 other first-year students from Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, Harnish was at the Griffith Observatory’s planetarium show, Water is Life, one of the field trips organized by the Summer Science Immersion […]

September 4, 2019

Emma Garval ’21 Earns First in Communication Challenge

Emma Garval ’21 received first-place honors in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ (NIEHS) communication challenge, in which NIEHS summer interns presented  their research in less than three minutes. Garval’s research focused on the relationship between obesity and changes to what’s referred to as one’s “epigenetic clock.” She found a correlation between obesity and […]

August 22, 2019

In the Media: Devika Chipalkatti ’22 Talks to WIRED about Gender Bias in Tech Industry

Devika Chipalkatti ’22 spoke to WIRED about gender bias in the tech industry and the issues it’s raised for women pursuing careers in the field.

July 22, 2019

The Light Within: Edison Reid-McLaughlin ’21 Studies Bioluminescence during Summer Research Assistantship

Scientists have several ways of peering inside the human body. The bluntest tool is the X-ray, followed by MRI. These technologies are highly effective, but they are limited in their application. In order to see the more minute aspects of an organism, like individual cells, more sophisticated tools are needed.

June 24, 2019

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges Awarded $2 Million Keck Foundation Gift to Renovate and Upgrade Equipment for Joint Science Center

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges have received a combined total gift of $2 million directed toward the purchase of equipment and the renovation of the Keck Science Center.

June 24, 2019

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges Awarded $2 Million Keck Foundation Gift to Renovate and Upgrade Equipment for Joint Science Center

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges have received a combined total gift of $2 million directed toward the purchase of equipment and the renovation of the Keck Science Center.

June 19, 2019

Spotlight on Alumnae: Eunji Chung ’06 Receives NIH New Innovator Award for Kidney Research

This past October, Eunji Chung ’06 was the recipient of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) New Innovator Award. The $2.4 million grant “provides funding to extraordinarily creative scientists proposing highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical science.”