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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.

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Nature as storm defender

Nature as storm defender

June 27, 2016

For years coastal homeowners have tried to beat back Mother Nature with seawalls, imposing structures of wood and/or concrete intended to fend off angry tides and surging storms. But emerging research suggests that in some areas, biological barriers both better protect against erosion and preserve vital ocean habitats.

Defending breakthrough research

Defending breakthrough research

June 24, 2016

In the late 1990s, computer-chip makers were facing a Moore’s Law dead end, and Harvard chemist Roy Gordon thought he could help.

The famous dictum said that transistor density on a computer chip would double every two years. Gordon knew that the problem with Moore’s Law didn’t come in understanding the dizzying pace of technological change that it describes; it involved coming up with innovations that can sustain that pace. And Gordon had made a career as an innovator.