Message from the Dean
Building Excellence in Science and Technology
The Building Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST) program at Keene State College is designed to help you succeed, whether you’ve always known you were interested in the sciences or whether you’re just realizing the sciences might be the path for you.
Poverty, inequality, homelessness, voter enfranchisement, and global climate change. These are just some of the most pressing concerns facing the world today. And these are the issues that engage our students and faculty in the School of Sciences and Social Sciences every day.
Education is an active process – our students learn through research, service learning, and active citizenship. We emphasize critical thinking and creative problem solving as a way to approach any challenge. We challenge and support diverse learners and encourage strong relationships among our students, our faculty and our staff. We’ll look at every topic from a global perspective, and discover ways to promote social justice, environmental sustainability, and active collaboration with our community partners. We aim to make a difference, for our students and the world—and we do. More about Message from the Dean
How livable is your community? Three students from Keene State received the Association of American Geographers Best International Undergraduate Student Paper Award for 2013 for their work in creating an assessment tool to measure one local town’s appeal. More about Students Receive Award for Community Project
Mark Newton, KSC Class of 1987, knows something about the intersection of sustainability and social responsibility. In fact, he may have paved the road that got us there. Read more about a career that had its beginnings in the chemistry labs at Keene State College and a stop in the vice president’s role at Timberland Corporation. More about Alumni Are Breaking New Ground
Areas of Study
Dr. Cynthia Hays is working with three summer undergraduate researchers on a project to document genetic diversity in an ecologically important species of marine plant called Zostera marina, otherwise known as eelgrass.
Rachel Graves ’19, Sarah Larsen ’19 and Meghan Hoffmann ’19, are working together with Dr. Hays to collect…
Nicholas DeJesus, a sophomore from New Ipswich, N.H., is working with Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Brian Anderson this summer on research regarding the synthesis and characterization of novel thiosemicarbazones, and binding these molecules to metals including palladium, nickel, and iron to study their structural properties, and possible reactivity. Thiosemicarbazones…
Professor of Chemistry Dr. Paul Baures is working with several undergraduate researchers on two separate projects this summer as part of a number of studies being conducted in the Chemistry Department.
Through the Building Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST) program, summer research students are receiving on-campus housing support in…