Applications of Physics by Future Engineers

Student in Physics Lab

This year, I started teaching a new course at Dana Hall called Physics and Engineering. Previously, the Science Department offered an upper-level physics course called Physics 11/12 that was intended to be a comprehensive survey of high school physics content. Many of the students who took that course expressed a Continue reading Applications of Physics by Future Engineers

Shrine goes up… on a Tuesday

Students and faculty in conversation at the Day of Community Learning.

There are a couple of moments in the year when diversity practitioners in an organization are called upon to weigh in on a conversation: during a crisis and in preparation for cultural heritage days/months. While this is not necessarily a best practice, this is true of most institutions that claim Continue reading Shrine goes up… on a Tuesday

Where Dana Hall history comes alive

Archives display in Helen Temple Cooke Library.

In a corner of the Helen Temple Cooke Library, as far from the front door as possible, are two rooms comprising the Dana Hall Archives. Named for Nina Heald Webber, Class of 1949, the Archives has a fascinating collection of school records, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, letters, recordings, clothing, and memorabilia Continue reading Where Dana Hall history comes alive

Women Making With Mathematics

Some work from the "Women Making With Math" gallery show

During my sabbatical last spring, I spent a lot of time exploring, appreciating and contributing to the world of “mathematical art.” Among other things, I created looped animations, designed 3D-printed jewelry and other more abstract forms, and produced carefully-distorted sheets of lined paper. I was also able to interact with Continue reading Women Making With Mathematics

Accomplishing Kindness

Field Hockey players cheer for teammates.

I read with great interest a piece published in the December 2019 issue of The Atlantic entitled “Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids: And Start Raising Kind Ones.” Written by noted organizational psychologist Adam Grant and his wife, author Allison Sweet Grant, the article makes the argument that teaching kindness Continue reading Accomplishing Kindness