Science and mathematics are a vital and dynamic part of Middlebury’s liberal arts curriculum.

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Students who want the best in STEM education will find it here, as well as a holistic education that fosters a deep and integrative approach to any field of study they choose. Middlebury’s science and math departments blend the high-tech facilities and cutting-edge research typically associated with larger universities with the collaborative learning atmosphere of a liberal arts college. With 11 departments and programs focused on math and both the physical and life sciences, Middlebury not only has a broad range of ways to study the sciences, it gives students the freedom to explore them all.

McCardell Bicentennial Hall
McCardell Bicentennial Hall

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Events Calendar

  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    “The Intersection of Disability and Climate Change” by David Liebmann ‘91, 2021 Sustainability Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

    Climate change is an existential threat. But for people living with a disability — an estimated 15% of the global population — the threat, compounded by discrimination, marginalization, and other pre-existing inequalities, is even greater. This colloquium will weave together personal and professional stories with a call to action that brings this challenge into focus.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Biology Seminar Series: Saul Speaker- Marjorie Weber

    There is a tiny world on the surface of every leaf. A suite of amazing leaf traits, most of which are invisible to the naked eye, mediate interactions in a rich ecosystem of plant enemies and friends. This talk will unveil hidden life on the leaf and focus on an easily overlooked cooperative interaction between plants friendly mites. By highlighting the drama playing out on the leaves of common local trees, we will uncover the hidden secrets of the leaf surface.

    McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216

    Open to the Public
  • Objects of Wonder: Makings from across the Middlebury campus

    Objects of Wonder
    In the upcoming exhibition Objects of Wonder, students, faculty, staff, and alumni offer an intersection of research, art, history, and academia. These objects are curious snapshots-sneak peeks at the varied interests and endeavors present across this campus. Free and open to the public. Johnson Exhibition Gallery, Johnson Memorial Building room 208.

    Johnson Gallery/Crit (208)

    Open to the Public
  • Biology Seminar Series: Saul Speaker- Marjorie Weber

    The Evolutionary Ecology of Plant-Bodyguard Defense Mutualisms

    As a way to defend themselves against attack from herbivores and pathogens, some plants recruit bodyguards: animals that defend the plant against its enemies in return for food or shelter that the plant provides. This talk will discuss the evolution and ecology of plant bodyguard defense strategy, evaluating hypotheses about why some plants have traits that attract bodyguards and others do not.


    McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216

    Open to the Public
  • Women in Data Science Conference

    Please consider attending the Middlebury Women in Data Science (WiDS) 2024 conference! The conference will feature three Middlebury faculty providing lightning talks on their work in data science, an alumni panel from recent Middlebury graduates who currently work in data science positions, and a keynote talk by Assistant Professor Sarah Brown from the department of Computer Science at University of Rhode Island. Everyone is welcome to attend the WiDS conference! Food and prizes will be provided.

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Closed to the Public
  • Person standing on a beach

    Film Screening: Small Island Big Song—An Ocean Songline

    Filmed over three years on 16 Island nations across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, this grassroots musical follows the ocean highways uniting ancient musical lineages. From Madagascar to Rapa Nui/Easter Island, Taiwan to Zenadth Kes/The Torres Strait. A heartfelt plea for environmental awareness and cultural preservation from those on the frontline of the climate crisis. A Q&A with the artists follows the screening. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series, the Environmental Studies Program, and Committee on the Arts.

    2019 | 83 minutes | Free

     

    Mahaney Arts Center 125

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series: Climate Change: Our Response as Artists

    This panel discussion features performing artists from Small Island Big Song to discuss the impacts of climate change and explore how the arts can influence our relationship with the environment. Small Island Big Song is a collaborative multi-platform project uniting indigenous musicians across the Pacific and Indian Oceans through song in the face of climate change and cultural loss.

    Moderator: BaoBao Chen (Taiwan), Producer/Manager, Small Island Big Song

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Image of performers on a stage

    Small Island Big Song

    Small Island Big Song is a multi-platform project uniting the seafaring cultures of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, a region at the frontline of the climate crisis. Indigenous artists come together with filmmakers and poets to present irresistible oceanic grooves and soulful island ballads collected across 16 countries, all guided by the artists on their respective islands. Experience the concert event that Billboard calls “one coherent jaw-dropping piece.”

    Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

    Core Conversations: Uncertainty
    Mez Baker-Medard, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Middlebury College
    Kathryn Morse, John C. Elder Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of History, Middlebury College
    Alexis Mychajliw, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology, Middlebury College

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public