Student Profiles

Rebecca Slotkin ’14

January 9, 2013

Rebecca Slotkin ’14 Connects Environment and International Affairs in China

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Last summer, Rebecca Slotkin ’14 (Verona, N.J.) traveled to Kunming in southwest China for a seven-week program that took her throughout the region, as well as Thailand and Laos. It was such an inspiring experience that she returned to study in Beijing during the fall semester. “I had been studying Chinese for a while and [...]

Field hockey midfielder Emily Valeo competes against Colgate

January 3, 2013

Emily Valeo ’13 Competing Overseas with U.S. Women’s Field Hockey National Team

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Field hockey midfielder Emily Valeo ’13 has been selected as one of 12 members of the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Field Hockey squad to compete in one of two European tours this month. Valeo is playing on the Austrian tour team, which is playing in the 33rd International Rohrmax Cup Jan. 4-6. Featuring teams from Austria, Switzerland, [...]

Madeline Fahan ’14

December 18, 2012

Spotted on Campus With…Madeline Fahan ’14

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Basketball student-athlete Madeline Fahan ’14 (Ventura, Calif.) discusses economics, studying art and culture in Italy, and the importance of doing the small things well on the court. Why did you choose Lafayette? I am from Southern California and wanted to go to school on the East Coast to get a new experience. I was looking [...]

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

December 13, 2012

Sarah Hardy ’14 Receives EPA Fellowship to Research Cleaner Ways to Treat Wastewater

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As essential as wastewater treatment facilities are to a modern society, not many people want to spend time in close proximity to these typically loud and foul-smelling plants. But what if there was a quieter, chemical-free, odorless way to treat wastewater? And what if it doubled as a thriving ecosystem of plants, fish, and many [...]

Hannah Weaver '14

December 11, 2012

Hannah Weaver ’14 Publishes Research in Leading International Physics Journal

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For Hannah Weaver ’14 (Whitefish, Mont.), hundreds of hours spent making highly precise measurements in an atomic and molecular physics lab have paid off.  Guided by Andrew Kortyna, associate professor of physics, her research in Hugel Science Center is being published in Physical Review, a leading international peer-reviewed journal. Their work involves using high-resolution laser spectroscopy [...]

Kelsey Lantz '13 meets with residents of a village outside of Kampala.

November 30, 2012

Kelsey Lantz ’13 Takes on Water Management in Uganda

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 As a sophomore EXCEL Scholar, Kelsey Lantz ’13 (Washington, Pa) wanted to find empirical raw data to plug into the computer model she’d been developing with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, to calculate the costs of maintaining rural water systems. Her research led her to a [...]

Michael Kelley '14

November 20, 2012

On the Ice: Michael Kelley ’14 Interns with New York Islanders

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For Michael Kelley ’14 (Westfield, N.J.), it’s his dream to make his career working for a professional sports team. By spending the summer interning with New York Islanders, he made a major step toward fulfilling that dream. “Going to sporting events my whole life, I always thought it would be an amazing job to be [...]

Erin D'Amelio '13 working with the LIME students.

October 23, 2012

Erin D’Amelio ’13 Helps Level the Playing Field

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Erin D’Amelio ’13 (Mount Bethel, Pa.) spent much of her childhood nose deep in books. Her love of the literary sprang from her mother, who read her and her brother chapters of the Harry Potter novels before bed.  Entranced, D’Amelio couldn’t help but get hooked on books.  It’s an addiction she’s [...]

Daniela Filip ’15 and Professor Nandini Sikand edit film in Skillman Library.

October 23, 2012

Daniela Filip ’15 Contributes to Two Films by Professor Nandini Sikand

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Working with an accomplished filmmaker this summer gave Daniela Filip ’15 a big boost in fulfilling her dream of becoming a filmmaker herself. A double major in film & media studies and international affairs, she edited video, collected research, acquired permissions for shooting footage, and performed other work as an EXCEL [...]

Andrei Koch '13

October 23, 2012

Andrei Koch ’13 Builds Quad Copter as He Explores Aerospace Engineering

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Andrei Koch ’13 has designed, built, and tested a prototype for a quad copter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) design. A mechanical engineering major, Koch completed this research in an independent study with Louis Hayden, visiting part-time instructor of mechanical engineering.  His goal was to make an economically feasible proof of concept for miniature UAVs that could be [...]