Engineering

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 [...]

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.), [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Peter Todaro '16 and Julia Kripas '15 harvest and clean vegetables at LaFarm.

June 18, 2014

Serious Environmental Stewardship: Campus Community is Committed to Sustainability

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At Lafayette, green is the new maroon. The only school in the Lehigh Valley that signed the Presidents Climate Commitment – a 2008 initiative that saw 450 colleges and universities nationwide pledge to reduce campus greenhouse-gas emissions – Lafayette has set a high bar for environmental sustainability. “We’re committed to conserving natural resources, making good [...]

Brianne Giangiobbe '16 and Doron Geer '16 get their dragster to the starting line. Student teams from the Manufacturing and Design competed in a year end drag race. The semester long project challenges students to design a dragster using engineering analysis so that it can race down a track and come to a stop after crossing the finish line. The competition winner is determined by a combination of speed, braking, and manufacturing cost for the car. The course was taught by Matt Rhudy, visiting assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Chuck Zovko/Zovko Photographic llc May 12, 2014

June 17, 2014

Pedal to the Metal: Engineering Students Compete in Drag Race

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Student teams from the Manufacturing and Design course competed in a year-end drag race. The project challenges mechanical engineering students to design a dragster using engineering analysis so that it can race down a track and come to a stop after crossing the finish line.  The winner is determined by a combination of speed, braking, [...]

Professor Lauren Anderson and Tyler Fruneaux ’14 work in the lab in Acopian Engineering Center.

May 30, 2014

Tyler Fruneaux ’14 Has Top Research Paper at Chemical Engineering Conference

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Tyler Fruneaux ’14 conducted experiments involving a special kind of plastic that can be used to grow new cells without damaging them. Such technology could be used to improve treatments for burn victims and others in need of skin grafts or tissue transplants. He won first place in the research paper competition at the Mid-Atlantic Regional [...]

Brian Peacock ’12 and Michael Thompson ’12 work in the lab.

May 25, 2014

Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients

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Below is a list of recent Lafayette recipients of national and international scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and post-graduate study. For information on applying for scholarships and fellowships, contact Julia A. Goldberg, associate dean of the College, (610) 330-5080. Undergraduate American Academy of Political and Social Science Junior Fellowship 2006-07 — Patrick Zboray ’07 [B.S. [...]

Faculty, staff, and alumni enjoy dinner prior to the awards ceremony.

May 23, 2014

Faculty and Staff Saluted for Distinguished Teaching, Scholarship, and Service at Annual Awards Banquet

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Outstanding professors and other members of the Lafayette community were honored tonight for distinguished teaching, scholarly research, and service to the College at the annual pre-Commencement awards dinner. Read more Commencement coverage President Allison Byerly, Wendy Hill, provost and dean of the faculty, and Edward Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees, presented awards [...]

Professor Robert Cohn

May 22, 2014

Retiring Faculty Elected To Emeritus Status

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Retiring faculty members Robert Cohn, Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies and chair of the Jewish Studies program; John Greco, professor of electrical and computer engineering; David Johnson, professor of English; and Julio Piazza, instructor of athletics, have been elected to emeritus status and will be recognized [...]