Under an innovative initiative called Achieving Excellence in Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences (AEMES), Smith reaches out to students who have expressed interest in those fields to increase their chances of success. AEMES scholars are selected as first years and remain in the program for the first two years of their college experience. During those years, the scholars conduct research with a faculty advisor and participate in a peer mentoring program. Here’s what two members of the research team have to say about the lab work they are doing with Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences. Learn more about the program Link: http://ift.tt/1uAgII6
The Botanic Garden carries on the tradition of planting ivy for incoming first-year students. Every first-year student receives a certificate for a free ivy plant when she arrives on campus. Inside their orientation packets, new Smith students are greeted with a card reading: “An ivy plant awaits you at Lyman Conservatory with greetings from the Friends of the Botanic Garden of Smith College. Please bring this card with you. Come in the front entrance of the Lyman Plant House and follow the ivy signs.” #smithcollege
Is there a poem that means something special to you?
"When a person and a poem come together, something special happens," says Smith prof Sam Intrator. He’s written a book that pairs 90 poems and essays by teachers — including many Smithies — about poems that have inspired them.
So tell us: What poem matters to you? And why? What poems — or poets — did you discover at Smith?