Sciences



June 23, 2021

The Social Dynamics of Biology

Theatre/biology major wins Class of ’21 award for production focused on diversity and inclusion in science.

By Romel Hernandez

June 23, 2021

Where There’s Smoke

Environmental studies major wins Class of ’21 award for innovative way to measure pollutants in wildfire smoke.


May 3, 2021

The Biggest Lab on Campus

Bio students make exciting discoveries in the Reed canyon—and raise questions for its future.


April 29, 2021

Physics Junior Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Patrick Park ’22 earns national recognition for exceptional promise in physics.


April 27, 2021

Biochemist Joins National Academy of Sciences

Reed grad Rachel Klevit ’78 is elected to the nation’s top scientific organization.

April 12, 2021

Spread the Word

Reed grads have written an astonishing number of books about climate change and sustainability. Here’s a tiny sample.

April 9, 2021

Growing the Curriculum

The environmental studies program currently offers more than two dozen courses. Here’s a small sample.

April 6, 2021

Happy Birthday, Environmental Studies!

Reed’s unique ES program celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

April 1, 2021

Don't Cut Down Trees—Make Paper from Straw

Ben Rankin ’87 has a new use for an agricultural waste product.

March 30, 2021

How To Make Green(er) Paint

America is drowning in old paint, but it needn’t. Just ask chemist Jim Quinn ’83.

March 29, 2021

Live Wild

Mardy Murie ’23 fought to create the Arctic National Wildlife Range.

March 26, 2021

Build a Radically Better Battery

To wean the grid from fossil fuels, we need a way to store vast quantities of energy.

March 18, 2021

These Microbes Eat Water Bottles

Reed College biologists develop colonies of bacteria that can break down plastic pollution.

March 18, 2021

Reed Grad Leads the Charge on Climate Crisis

Ali Nouri ’97 will champion scientific perspective at the US Department of Energy.