A New Millikan for a New Era in Science and Math
Hanging above the entrance to the Robert A. Millikan Laboratory is a sculpture of a simplified atom, its electrons circling the perfectly round nucleus in neatly defined orbits. Even in 1958, when the building was first opened as part of the Seaver science complex, scientists at Pomona had a far more nuanced view of subatomic structure, but in the more than five decades since then, a universe of new knowledge has opened up. LEARN MORE
Expanding Scholarships for International Students
Back in her home country of Ghana, Sandra Ofori ’13 faced a choice—on the freedom to choose.
“In Ghana, when you start university, you have to know exactly what your major will be, and I had no idea of what I wanted to do,” she says. Students begin specializing in high school; those who study general subjects, for instance, cannot take sciences in college. Ofori wanted to explore different directions. So she enrolled at Pomona. LEARN MORE
Working Around the World: International Summer Internships
Last summer Jessie Yu ’13 began paving her career path in exceptional fashion: She interned at Broad & Bright, a law firm in Beijing. The firsthand work experience in China increased her passion for international law and broadened her as a person, says the Pomona senior.
“I think there’s just something about working abroad that is so different from taking classes or even being in an academic setting abroad,” says Yu. LEARN MORE
Studio Art Center Construction Update
On schedule to be completed by the end of next summer for the start of the 2014 fall semester, the Studio Art Center will more than double the space for studio arts. Located north of Seaver Theatre and near the Wash, the 36,000-square-foot center will surround a central courtyard and feature studios for painting, drawing, sculpture, digital arts and photography, as well as classrooms, a gallery and cutting- edge facilities for printing, fabrication and digital output. LEARN MORE