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The Division of Science strives to provide faculty, students, and staff with the necessary resources to achieve excellence in scholarship and research. Comprised of 230 faculty members and 21 academic departments and units, the Division of Science has more than 1.5 million square feet of space dedicated to scientific research and teaching.

Faculty, students and staff have access to world-class research facilities, instrumentation, funding support, and a variety of workshops, seminars, and lectures. These resources are supported by the Division with the goal of advancing scientific knowledge and inspiring real-world solutions for current and future scientific challenges.

Star Family Challenge

Applications are now open for the Star Family Challenge
Deadline: February 28, 2015

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Hip correction

Hip correction

March 23, 2015

Among the ideas so widely accepted that they are rarely, if ever, studied is the notion that wider hips make women less efficient when they walk and run.

For decades, this assumption has been used to explain why women don’t have wider hips, which would make childbirth easier and less dangerous. The argument, known as the “obstetrical dilemma,” suggests that for millions of years humans and their bipedal ancestors faced an evolutionary tradeoff in which selection for wider hips for childbirth was countered by selection for narrower hips for efficient locomotion.

Sculptor finds physics a welcoming space

Sculptor finds physics a welcoming space

March 13, 2015

Physics holds a profound beauty, rooted in the natural world it describes and whose attraction is at least part of what draws some to the science, says Jacob Barandes, associate director of graduate studies for the Harvard Physics Department.

But that beauty is often coded in the equations and theories that are the discipline’s language and only emerges with mastery, keeping novices at arm’s length.

L'Oreal Foundation and UNESCO Recognize OEB/MCZ Junior Fellow

L'Oreal Foundation and UNESCO Recognize OEB/MCZ Junior Fellow

March 13, 2015
On the heels of International Women’s Day, L'Oréal USA today announced that three U.S.-based women scientists will will be recognized.  One U.S.-based winner, Dr. Stoddard, a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows and member of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the evolution and engineering of bird eggs, leading to new discoveries about material science, biodiversity and the environment.
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