Guided by Professor Bill Schindler, students visited several museums to consider the ethical, political, and economic factors that influence how history is portrayed. The course culminated in an Iron Age village in Denmark.
Later the same day we went behind the scenes at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History and visited Dennis Stanford’s office. Here we had the opportunity to view and handle a number of extremely important artifacts, many of which has led Dr. Stanford to suggest that the original peopling of the America’s occurred much earlier than previously imagined and by people coming across the Atlantic in skin boats from Europe.
After a summer internship in Ecuador, during which she did lab research in computational chemistry while immersing fully in Spanish, Misbath Daouda ’15 will present her findings at an international conference in the Galapagos Islands.
Washington College’s GIS Lab is hosting an open house on November 14, when its staff will showcase a new STEM program for local youngsters, demonstrate current projects, and hand out free licenses of GIS software. The event is part of the Maryland STEM Festival and coincides with the College’s November Admissions Open House for prospective students.