Experience-based science education
Experiential learning is a core value of Antioch College and a strong emphasis in the sciences program. We offer small class sizes and individualized mentorship with faculty who teach all of our classes. Students pursue their own interests in the sciences as they design their own majors. Our renowned Cooperative Education program provides students with multiple opportunities to explore professional scientific experiences. We prepare students for a wide variety of post-graduation opportunities, such as employment, graduate and professional schools.
Valerie Benedict ’18 at Northshore University Health System in Chicago, ILby Valerie Benedict on February 4, 2021
At the beginning of this co-op, I embarked on a journey into a foreign world. I had next to no experience with allopathic medicine and all of my experience in health care was from my practice of bodywork therapies (more specifically, craniosacral therapy). Previously, I
Emergency Medical Technician Training: Ben Timmester ’22 at Miami Township Fire and Rescueby Ben Timmester on May 27, 2020
This winter I’ve had the opportunity to serve as the Special Projects Coordinator at Miami Township Fire-Rescue (MTFR), located in Yellow Springs. MTFR is mostly a volunteer-based department that provides “Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical transportation, fire prevention and suppression, rescue services, and safety
Learning about Life in Bellows Falls, Vermont: Morgan Hayslip ’21 at Chroma Technology Inc.by Morgan Hayslip on March 21, 2020
I have been in Bellows Falls, Vermont, at Chroma Technology, Inc., a company founded by Antioch alumnus Paul Millman, ’68. To say that this has been an experience is an understatement. I have started to grow as a person. I have made some new friends
Finding Purpose Close to Home: Sophie Singer ’22 at Glen Helen’s Trailside Museumby Sophie Singer on January 28, 2020
Glen Helen Nature Preserve was donated to Antioch College by alumnus Hugh Taylor Birch in 1929, in memory of his daughter Helen. 90 years later, it still stands as a testament to the values that Antioch students seek to uphold: community, experiential learning, and diversity
The hills are alive with the sound of … microscope filters: Noah Greer ’22 at Chromaby Noah Greer on May 14, 2019
Hello, my name is Noah Greer and for my first co-op as an Antioch Student, I decided to head east to work for Chroma Technology. Chroma is an employee-owned business three miles from an ancient milling town called Bellows Falls. When I first arrived in
Veterinary Medicine In Guatemala: Maria Lopez ’21by Maria Andrea Lopez on November 9, 2018
I’m working with a veterinarian in my native land of Guatemala. Most of his work is focused in Santa Cruz del Quiche. He is the only veterinarian of the Quiche department, it is a small town elevated at 2,021 above sea level. Some of my
Science News & Achievements
After graduating with a self-designed major in Bachelor of Science: Ecology and the Human Environment with Spanish Language focus and earning magna cum laude, Richard Hauck ’17 has been accepted into two master’s programs at Arizona State University.
Although Jen Ruud ’18 majored in Environmental Science at Antioch, their Co-ops provided opportunities for exploration in different fields.
The Wolf Prize in medicine was awarded to three scientists—Lynne Maquat, Adrian Krainer, and Joan Steitz ’63—on February 9, 2021, whose research in messenger RNA (mRNA) enabled the development of the COVID-19 vaccines.