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.
Andrea Wulf, acclaimed author of Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens, visited Washington College as a part of the Chestertown Book Festival. In her book, Wulf vividly portrays the battalion of 18th-century scientists who braved hurricanes, tropical disease, pirates, plagues, and war to fan out across the globe and witness a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event.
The Cater Society of Junior Fellows celebrated its 20th Annual Symposium by inviting all alumni, past curators, faculty, staff, and current junior fellows to celebrate 20 years of student exploration and learning. Past alumni gave talks about their life since the Cater Society and current fellows discussed their recent projects in Underwood Lobby.
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.