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An intimate learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity. 

  • When students band migratory birds at the College’s research station at Chino Farms, they are helping ecologists better understand the benefits of restoring native grasslands.
  • The natural sciences and mathematics division is a microcosm of the liberal arts school—an intimate learning environment that encourages independent thinking and fosters close working relationships between students and professors.
  • Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, Assistant Professor of Biology, leads a class through the dissection of dogfish sharks during a Neurobiology lab.
  • If you ever wanted to invest in the stock market but were too scared to try, then Kyle Benk’s senior thesis is required playing.
  • Sharing a commitment to academic excellence, the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows and Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa gathered in Gibson Center for the Arts for networking and brief remarks about the unique learning opportunities available at Washington College.
  • Tyler Brice ’13, Hannah O’Malley ’12, and Brendyn Meisinger ’13 studied the landscape ecology of the eastern painted turtle (Chrysemys picta picta) with Assistant Professor of Biology Aaron R. Krochmal in 2011.
  • Dr. Shaun Ramsey, George Essig ‘13 and Otto Borden ‘13 are creating a 3D game engine and world with multiplayer networking capabilities.
  • The Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows is the College’s flagship academic enrichment program—one that rewards creativity, initiative and intellectual curiosity with competitive grants to support self-directed undergraduate research and scholarship anywhere in the world. The intent is to bring together the best and brightest in what founder Douglass Cater called “a companionship of learning.”
  • Kat Muller ’12 speaks about her experience at the Writing Center.
  • Washington College students Kristin Bircsak ’10 and Taylor Robinson ’10 spent the summer in Chestertown researching native reptile and amphibian populations with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Aaron Krochmal.
  • Joseph H. McLain Professor of Environmental Studies Donald Munson speaks about his course “Biodiversity and Ecology of Birds of the Chesapeake Bay” taught at Washington College.
  • Professor of Anthropology Bill Schindler led students on a three-week summer immersion course that culminated with their adoption of daily living habits in a reconstructed Iron Age village.
  • Get a glimpse into campus and academic life.
  • One of the first in her family to attend college, Caitlyn Riehl ’13 graduated premed with her pick of two top-flight medical schools awaiting her decision.
  • Students in Professor Shaun Ramsey’s Mobile Application development class share their experiences coding applications in mobile interface environments.
  • 20 Years In The Making
  • The 2011 undergraduate students in Dr. Amick’s laboratory are designing new palladium-catalyzed reactions for organic synthesis.
  • In 2011, Dr. Martin Connaughton and summer research student Kathy Thornton ’13 focused on fluoxetine (Prozac) and its impact on the startle response in Zebrafish.
  • After our orientation to the Chesapeake Semester at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, a skipjack sail and 4 bushel of crabs, students visited Echo Hill Outdoor school for some trust and team building exercises.

    View video by Amanda Anastasia ‘13 and Kelsey Hallowell ‘12.
  • Beverly Frimpong ’12 speaks about her experience at the Writing Center
  • Feature about Washington College Associate Professor of Physics and Earth and Planetary Science Karl Kehm.
  • Associate Professor of Biology Martin Connaughton on his “Life Histories” course taught at Washington College.
  • Biology professor Mindy Reynolds and student researcher Jimmy Comotto ’14 describe the biology program at Washington College.
  • Engaging internships and strong faculty relationships have inspired in Jasmine Bibbs ’13 a greater passion to build a career in helping others.
  • Eshan Patel ’13 says his career path began to unfold during the weeks he spent working in Professor Mindy Reynolds’ biology lab. From that summer research experience in 2011, a world of opportunity opened to him.
  • STEM students from Kent County Middle School joined Assistant Professor of Biology Mindy Reynolds’ toxicology class to work on a scientific experiment in a college setting.
  • Washington College Professors of Art Fatma Ismail and Alex Castro describe the Kohl Gallery’s Fall 2011 exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary artifacts.
  • Gary Fenstamaker ’13 collaborated with Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Austin Lobo  on examining the security of the Washington College campus network.
  • The Ichthyology students observed Zebrafish larvae exhibiting positive phototaxis, a tendency to move towards the light. In this experiment, half of a glass tank was covered in foil to create dark conditions and students watched as the larvae settled themselves in the lighted portion.
  • Washington College’s 2010 Senior Capstone Experience in Studio Art, the Visual Art Thesis Exhibition, on display in the Kohl Gallery, will feature the culminating projects of seven graduating seniors.
  • Doug Carter ‘12 speaks about his experience at the Writing Center.
  • Angelyca Jackson ’08 speaks about her experience as a Washington College biology major.