Sciences



September 17, 2020

How The Milky Way Got Its Crazy Shape

Reed physics majors show how the galaxy developed its enigmatic barred spiral.

By Chris Lydgate ’90

April 27, 2020

Two Reed Grads Elected to National Academy of Sciences

The nation’s top scientific organization hails a pair of Reed researchers for their groundbreaking work.


April 16, 2020

Legendary Chemistry Professor Dies at 89

Prof. Thomas Dunne mentored generations of Reed students.


April 15, 2020

Six Outstanding Professors Earn Tenure

Teacher-scholars represent wide range of disciplines and expertise.


April 13, 2020

Math-Stats Major Named Goldwater Scholar

Simon Couch ’21 earns national recognition for promise in science and math.

April 2, 2020

Watson Winner Radiates Confidence

Neuroscience major Stephanie Gee ’20 wins a Watson Fellowship to explore effects of radiation.

March 11, 2020

Rewiring the Brain’s Addiction Circuit

Reed psychologists pinpoint a neuropeptide that blunts the craving for alcohol in rats.

March 9, 2020

Teaming Up With June, July, and August

Reed helps students take advantage of a valuable resource—summertime.

January 6, 2020

Battle of the Brain Theories

Reed psych prof will act as referee in high-stakes showdown between two leading models of consciousness.

December 17, 2019

Positive Associations

Students in Math 113 investigate a curious polytope.

December 3, 2019

The Paradox of Wildfire

The American West is burning. Can we find a way to prevent forest fires without actually making them worse?

November 19, 2019

Reed Astrophysicist Named Outstanding Educator

Prof. Alison Crocker is the recipient of the Swanson Promise Award

October 15, 2019

Phytoplankton in a Warming World

Reed biologists plumb the secrets of the tiny organisms that produce half the planet’s oxygen.

September 27, 2019

Reed Leads the Pack In STEM PhDs

New report ranks Reed No. 1 in the nation for STEM grads who go on to earn PhDs.