Civil and Environmental Engineering

Emily Crossette ’15 and Rebecca Citrin ’14

January 7, 2013

Rebecca Citrin ’14 Gets Kids Excited about Science and Technology

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Rebecca Citrin ’14 (Springfield, N.J.) loves to see kids get excited about science and technology. She has put countless hours into two projects to help generate that enthusiasm. Citrin, a civil engineering major, is developing the curriculum for an interactive museum-based game that will help students ages 9-12 learn about sustainability concepts and environmental engineering [...]

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 [...]

Cultures of Nature

October 23, 2012

Interdisciplinary Course Allows Students to Look at Nature from Multiple Perspectives

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Sandy Ma ’13 (Nanjing, China) admits to being a little surprised when, for homework, she had to read about policy studies, poetry, and environmental data—all for the same class. But such is the nature of Cultures of Nature, an interdisciplinary course offered through the American studies program. Taught this semester by [...]

Jason Marshalek '13

September 11, 2012

Spotted on Campus With… Jason Marshalek ’13

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Civil engineering major Jason Marshalek ’13 (Montoursville, Pa.) discusses academics and the importance of staying focused on the football field. What do you enjoy about your major? I would have to say getting to see the ins and outs of the infrastructure that helps make this country run. One class/professor that every Lafayette student should [...]

Kelsey Lantz '13 in Uganda

July 13, 2012

Grand Challenges: Students Take on Water Issues in Haiti, Uganda, and Pakistan

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The challenges facing society in this century are large, but not insurmountable, as three teams of Lafayette students are learning firsthand this summer. Each group is working on solutions involving engineering as part of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP). Most schools with active Grand Challenges Scholar programs are engineering schools at [...]

Joseph Martin

July 11, 2012

Memorial Resolutions for Joseph Martin and William C. Holstein

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At its April 3 meeting, the faculty adopted the following memorial resolution for Joseph Martin, associate professor emeritus of English, who died Feb. 5, and at its May 1 meeting, the memorial resolution for William C. Holstein, associate professor emeritus of civil engineering, who died March 6. Associate Professor Emeritus Joseph Martin was born on [...]

Random Posters

July 9, 2012

Engineering and Chemistry Students Collaborate on Environmental Research

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Through hands-on collaboration, students in chemistry and engineering classes have teamed up to complete comprehensive research focusing on environmental science. The unique approach combines the Environmental Science and Engineering course taught by Arthur Kney, associate professor and head of civil and environmental engineering, and Environmental Chemistry, taught by Steven Mylon, associate professor of chemistry and [...]

Scott Hummel

June 22, 2012

Scott Hummel Appointed Interim Jeffers Director of Engineering

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Scott R. Hummel, professor of mechanical engineering, has been named the Interim William Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division for a term of two years. The appointment is effective July 9. The announcement was made by Wendy L. Hill, provost and dean of the faculty. Hummel served as co-chair of the College’s recent Engineering Vision [...]

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June 12, 2012

Students Combine Art and Engineering to Design Sculpture for Arts Trail

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When Easton residents walk down the Karl Stirner Arts Trail—a mile-and-a-half stretch along the Bushkill Creek connecting the Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street to the proposed Silk Mill arts community on 13th Street—they’ll see a unique sculpture designed by a diverse team of Lafayette students. As Ed Kerns, Klapp Professor of Art, says, [...]

Mary Wilford-Hunt, Nicolas Olivares '13, Michael Gadigian '13, and Gabriela Lachapel '™12 pose with their second-place project.

May 31, 2012

Lafayette Takes Second in Sustainable Design Competition

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A team of Lafayette students placed second in the 2012 Sustainable Design Competition sponsored by the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC), successfully competing against teams from graduate school programs. Developing the design for a community recreation center were Gabriela Lachapel ’12, who graduated with an A.B. with majors in engineering studies and economics; Katie Reinhardt [...]