Cool Projects


April 19, 2021

Senior Wins Davis Award for Traffic Sign Project

Nebiyat Esubalew ’21 will put up road safety signs outside schools in Ethiopia.

March 18, 2021

These Microbes Eat Water Bottles

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

February 10, 2021

Love is a Radical Act

The inside story of the ceramic hearts that beckon from trees around campus.

September 17, 2020

Out of This Whorl

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

May 4, 2020

Art Fills the Void

Students use 3D-scanning technology to mount senior thesis show.

April 29, 2020

Theatre Students Defy Covid-19

For spring production, students will perform the most notorious radio play of all time.

April 9, 2020

Music Prof Wins Award For Opera Based on WWI

Project gives voice to women affected by the Great War.

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

In the Soil of Cyprus, Clues to an Empire

Reed students dig for artifacts that could shed light on the world of Alexander the Great.

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.