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

Downtown Northampton #summeratsmith

@emimacc’s photo of sunset over Paradise Pond #smithcollege

Paradise Pond #summeratsmith

Herrell’s ice cream #summeratsmith #icecream

Graduating Picker engineers at this years commencement ceremony #tbt #smithcollege

#summeratsmith on Paradise Pond #smithcollege