Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Women’s College Student Named a 2014 Rhodes Scholar

A BIG congratulations to Clarke Knight '14 a chemistry student at Smith College for being named a 2014 Rhodes Scholar. Below is her profile as provided on the American Rhodes Scholarships Winners, Profiles of Winners page:

“Her interests relate to the application of science to environmental challenges, ranging from food security to the management of soil and water resources. Her interest in the effect of crop losses on world hunger led her to do research on potato diseases in Tasmania. She is now tracking the consequences of climate change on the hydrology and chemistry of a major watershed. Clarke is a member of Smith’s varsity crew and cross country teams. She has also written a book on women’s contribution to architecture. Her career interests are in global environmental policy. Clarke is Smith College’s first Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford, she intends to do the M.Phil. in geography and environment.”

Read additional information about Clarke from Smith's Web site.

Smith College is a top-20 liberal arts college and also the largest independent women's college in the country dedicated to women's education, advancement, and leadership. Founded in 1871, Smith College offers “more than 1,000 course offerings in more than 50 areas of study in the social sciences and history, the arts, languages, literature, mathematics and the natural sciences.”

Learn more about Smith’s academic programs, resources, as well as the academic life you can expect.

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