Mathematics, Trout Creek, New York
“Hartwick is a very accepting place, of everyone. And you get past the stairs! The staff is amazing, everyone looks at you with an open heart. I truly feel accepted here … it feels like a second home. I’m perfectly comfortable here.”
Professor of Biology
“College students are not always independent learners at first, but by their senior year, our students often know things I don’t know. It’s a result of their digging deep in an area, working in collaboration with their faculty. That’s when we really become colleagues. To watch that development – to be part of it – is fantastic.”
Physics and art history majors
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory
Having done some engineering type projects in high school, Helena was naturally drawn to the sciences and to physics in particular. A natural talent in electronics led to a project in analog simulation of a non-linear oscillator for her senior thesis work in physics at Hartwick College.