Category: Issue 1.2 – Summer 2020

Amherst College Science Center

A Summer at Scrub Pocket

scrub pocket cards

Hello everyone! I’m Julia Zabinska, a rising junior at Amherst majoring in neuroscience and French on a pre-med path. I’ve been writing for the STEM Network since February now, and I am a Summer Reporter for the newsletter. To give you guys a little background on my internships this summer, I started out working with…

Creating Videos, Becoming Politically Active and Adapting to Remote Learning

Pictures of my IG takeover!

Hi everyone! It has been more than an entire month since my last/first post and since I started my internship! I cannot believe that July is over and that in less than two weeks, some of us might be back on campus, starting our classes, and preparing for a new and interesting academic year. Although…

Mammals of the Pioneer Valley


The following statement comes from Ainsley Mackenzie ’22, Sabrina Lin ’21, Nawoo Kim ’22, and Rachel Lovejoy ’23, undergraduate researchers of the Kristensen lab. As they monitor the population dynamics of black bears in Massachusetts, this statement discusses how they collaborate with Massachusetts residents to collect data and how you can help. Our lab seeks…

Gwyddion, Graphs, and Goodbyes


Hi! This last post is about the last three weeks of my time as an Amherst College SURF researcher and, as such, it will be a long one, so be sure to read ‘til the end! Since my last post, I have finished my Illustrator and Igor training and have now moved onto performing research…