Academic News

Professor Lindsay Soh works in her lab with Christopher Verni ’15.

July 8, 2014

Prof. Lindsay Soh Receives NSF Grant for Biodiesel Research

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Lindsay Soh a three-year, $100,710 grant as part of a collaboration with Yale University and University of Pittsburgh. It will support her research on processing oils, such as those extracted from corn or algae, into biodiesel using compressed carbon dioxide as a solvent. Soh will use the NSF [...]

Annette Snow '16

July 7, 2014

164 Students Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

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In the College’s 13 Division I spring sports, 164 students were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible for this distinction, student athletes need to record at least a 3.20 grade point average (GPA) during the semester. The baseball team landed 11 players on the honor roll, with Toby Schwartz ’15 [...]

Alec Golini

July 1, 2014

Alec Golini ’15 Wins Patriot League Outstanding Leadership and Character Award

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The Patriot League has selected Lafayette men’s soccer player Alec Golini ’15 as the male winner of its Outstanding Leadership and Character Award. Golini was chosen for his contributions to the school, community, and athletic teams.

Alex Karapetian ’04 and Brendan Malone '15 at Acopian Power Supplies

June 19, 2014

Students Explore Electrical Engineering at Acopian Power Supplies

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Four students got to shadow several engineers and observe the design, manufacturing, production, and testing of products during an externship at Acopian Power Supplies in Easton, Pa. Alex Karapetian ’04, director of sales and marketing at Acopian, served as host for electrical and computer engineering majors Sam Cesario ’15 (Matawan, N.J.), Nicholas DiNino ’15 (West Hartford, Conn.), [...]

Madison Murray ’16 prepares a piece for framing.

June 18, 2014

It’s Alive! The Arts, Science, and Engineering Combine in Frankenstein 2029

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Ben Williamson ’16 was searching for something big, a project that would allow him to explore his passion for graphic design and digital photography. Ed Kerns, Eugene H. Clapp II ’36 Professor of Art, had the answer: Frankenstein 2029. Co-produced by Kerns and Suzanne Westfall, professor of English/theater and interim director of the arts, Frankenstein 2029 involves over [...]

Professor Jennifer Talarico

June 18, 2014

Vivid Memories Aren’t Necessarily Reliable

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Professor Jennifer Talarico disproves misconceptions about “flashbulb” recollections Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? Chances are your memories are extremely detailed. But are they accurate? That is the kind of question Jennifer Talarico poses in her research. Talarico, associate professor of psychology, studies how people naturally remember life events, what triggers those memories later, [...]

Costa Rica Semester Abroad

June 18, 2014

Students Explore Culture and Diversity of Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has beaches, volcanoes, rain forests, and mountains that are inhabited by numerous species of birds, monkeys, turtles, reptiles, and amphibians. “Seeing the diversity of wildlife during my time abroad was in and of itself exciting. I had the opportunity to snorkel off the Caribbean coast and see several sharks. It got to the [...]

The design team with its prototype.

June 18, 2014

Skiing on Pavement?

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An interdisciplinary team works to develop skis that could be used year round Wouldn’t it be fun to ski when there’s no snow outside? A team of economics and mechanical engineering majors worked to develop a product that would recreate the feeling of skiing on terrain available year-round. The “Free Ski” represents an open-ended design [...]

Donald L. Miller

June 18, 2014

Supreme City, Supreme History: Donald L. Miller’s Monumental Book about Manhattan in the ’20s

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Donald L. Miller believes that cities can be read like books. The historian thinks that histories of cities should read like novels. His latest history of a city reads like an epic novel. Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America (Simon & Schuster) is a monumental portrait [...]

Distillation Plant

June 18, 2014

State-of-the-Art Distillation Plant Bridges Classroom and Industry

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Seth Gottlund ’14 has accepted a position with Air Products & Chemicals in Texas, thanks in part to his experience at Lafayette with the type of distillation columns the company uses. He worked on the new state-of-the-art distillation plant installed in the Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory as part of his senior design project. Although [...]