Sciences



September 28, 2022

Newly Tenured Faculty Bring Ideas and Innovation to Reed

Get to know ten professors making exceptional contributions to the college’s mission.

By Anna Johnson

September 13, 2022

Fact-Checking the College Scorecard

An online database was supposed to make college more transparent. Instead, Reed students found, it’s sowing confusion.


June 16, 2022

A Mighty Win for Reed Statistics Students

Three students took first place in a national statistics competition.


March 28, 2022

Dragonglass, They Call It

In Anthropology 308, obsidian offers a glimpse into ancient human lives and cultures.


December 16, 2021

Science and Systematic Racism

A year since the murder of George Floyd, the scientific community still needs to listen to more Black voices.

December 10, 2021

Black Holes and Stellar Observations

Reed College astrophysicists devise new way to calculate the mass of black holes in distant galaxies.

December 13, 2021

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us about Teaching (and Learning)

How coronavirus spurred Reed professors to rethink their classroom strategies.

December 10, 2021

The Shape of Things To Come

Prof. Derek Applewhite and students in his Reed College lab investigate how cells get their structure.

December 10, 2021

Guardians of the Trees

The fate of the planet is inextricably linked to human health, writes Kinari Webb ’95.

November 29, 2021

Life and Death in a Drop of Water

Reed College biologists focus on phytoplankton for clues to ecological resilience and adaptation.

December 3, 2021

Merck Foundation Honors Reed Trustee

Gift will honor Roger Perlmutter ’73 by endowing a chair in the biological sciences.

September 15, 2021

Brilliant Mathematician, Iconic Professor

Reed mourns loss of Prof. Thomas Wieting, who taught math for more than 50 years.

September 13, 2021

Through the Looking Glass

Grant from Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation brings cutting-edge microscope to Reed.