Class of 2013

Geology students use the iPad prototype during their research trip to Greybull, Wyo. over fall break.

November 4, 2011

Computer Science Students Produce Software that Could Change the Way Geologists Work in the Field

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During last year’s trip to Wyoming for a geology class, students carefully recorded longitude and latitude, angles of sediment beds, rock types, and other observations in an orange field notebook. This year, students used an application on an iPad that was developed by four computer science and engineering students doing EXCEL research with Chun Wai [...]

Zach Winthrop ’13

October 25, 2011

Spotted on Campus With … Zach Winthrop ’13

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A biology major and defender on the men’s soccer team, Zach Winthrop ’13 (Philadelphia, Pa.) discusses the effectiveness of insecticides, the importance of hustle, and taking things one game at a time.   What do you enjoy about your major? I enjoy biology because it answers the questions we all have about the world and [...]

Monica Manglani ’13

September 8, 2011

It’s Only Brain Surgery: Monica Manglani ’13 Explores How the Brain Recognizes Sound During 10-Week Research Fellowship

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, performing neurosurgery was Monica Manglani’s favorite part of the day. A neuroscience major, Manglani ’13 (Woodbury, N.Y.) was one of 25 students from around the world selected for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Undergraduate Research Program.  As part of the fully subsidized, 10-week program, she helped conduct experiments that explore [...]

Danielle Sobol ’12 takes water samples from Raritan Bay in New Jersey.

August 31, 2011

Environmental Scientists: Mellon Scholars Program Provides Students with Hands-on Experiences Locally and Abroad

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There are worse places to spend the summer break than on a Caribbean island. Brooke Kohler ’13 and Jephord English ’12 spent part of their summer on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but they weren’t there to lounge on the beaches. Kohler and English are part of Lafayette’s interdisciplinary Summer Mellon Scholars program, [...]

Students hike to Harding Icefield in Kenai Fiords National Park.

August 31, 2011

Paleontology in Alaska: Jaclyn White ’13 and Alexandria Brannick ’12 Study 55 Million-Year-Old Fossils

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What can a 55 million-year-old leaf tell you about pre-historic temperatures and precipitation levels in Alaska? According to two Lafayette geology majors and their professor, quite a lot. This summer, Jaclyn White ’13 (Clarksboro, N.J.) and Alexandria Brannick ’12 (Point Pleasant, N.J.) joined Dave Sunderlin, assistant professor of geology, on a research excursion to Alaska. [...]

The Colosseum

August 11, 2011

Students Immerse Themselves in Italian Language and Culture by Living in Rome

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This summer, 18 Lafayette students took advantage of a six-week, faculty-led immersion program in Rome to improve their Italian language skills and learn about Italy’s rich culture. Students lived in small groups in apartments spread throughout the city. Each student spent five hours per day, four days per week, studying Italian from beginner to advanced [...]

Charnelle Pinkett ’13 at Comedy Central in New York City

August 5, 2011

Charnelle Pinkett ’13 Has Her Finger on the Pulse at Comedy Central in New York City

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Not many people can say their summer internship involved a “Lady Gaga scare.” “She happened to be on a radio show that’s housed in our building and before I could blink, there was a huge crowd of paparazzi, fans, and a lot of employees standing outside,” says Charnelle Pinkett ’13.  “We [...]

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August 5, 2011

The Power of the Mind: Student-Faculty Research Explores Using Brainwaves to Control Computer Applications

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A group of students and faculty are spending their summer playing mind games. In an interdisciplinary project that brings together neuroscience and electrical and computer engineering, the research group is working on technology that will allow users to control a computer application using only their own brainwaves. “It’s awesome being able to do something extraordinary [...]

From left are: Brian Peacock '12; Laurie Caslake, associate professor and head of biology; Arthur Kney, associate professor and head of civil and environmental engineering, and Annie Mikol '13.

August 5, 2011

Collaborative Research Works to Improve the Water Quality of Wetlands Using Bacteria

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After she graduates from Lafayette, Andrea Mikol ’13 (Wind Gap, Pa.) plans to attend graduate school to study environmental engineering. She has already started compiling an impressive resume by working on an interdisciplinary research project and making a presentation at the American Water Works Association Pennsylvania Section conference. This was the first professional conference Mikol [...]

Zach Gold '13 trims the sail.

June 6, 2011

Zach Gold ’13 Studies Biochemistry on the High Seas

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When searching for a study abroad opportunity, Zach Gold ’13 (North Kingstown, R.I.) had some specific requirements: It had to be an adventure, and it had to include field research. He signed up for the unique SEA semester and spent the spring term aboard SEA’s newest vessel, the 134-foot steel brigantine Robert C. Seamans. “David [...]