Community-Based Learning and Research
Michael Pinkard ’14 (Puyallup, Wash.) is as comfortable with a tenor saxophone in his hand as a telescope. At Lafayette, he has found plenty of opportunity to pursue both his passions: music and the mysteries of the universe. Pinkard is pursuing a dual B.S. in physics and mathematics, and he also performs and plays jazz [...]
“It may sound cliché, but I believe the health and life sciences minor chose me and not the other way around,” says Alec Eidelman ’13 (B.S. biochemistry). “My passion for research, collaboration, communication, and education guided me on my path at Lafayette and I believe that an interdisciplinary approach is the future of problem solving.” [...]
Lafayette’s Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists hosted its annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Camp on the last weekend in July. During the three-day workshop, more than 50 fourth- to sixth-graders from throughout the Lehigh Valley learned through interactive, hands-on activities led by Lafayette students and faculty. View more images from the STEM [...]
By Kevin Gray In Accra, Ghana, Lindsay Majno ’10 created cohesion in a fractured arts community. She worked there for 18 months prior to her current position as a consultant in strategy and organization with Booz Allen Hamilton in metropolitan Washington, D.C. After graduating with a double major in art and economics & business, she landed [...]
A student-faculty team is working on research to evaluate the condition of the local sewer system’s infrastructure and develop tools to help engineers run the system more efficiently. Led by Roger Ruggles, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, the team is creating a computer model of the Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority’s conveyance system. [...]
Composting to create rich soil, building barbed wire fences, and creating spaces to allow horses to be free-range animals were just a few of the ways Lara Ruggerio ’15 (Haddonfield, N.J.) spent her winter break in Costa Rica. Through Lafayette’s Alternative School Break (ASB) Club, Ruggerio led a team of 11 students and two faculty [...]
Students and College Hill residents agree: The dangerous intersection of Cattell and High streets near the WaWa convenience store crosswalk is a problem. But, what to do about it? Chemical engineering major Diana Giulietti ’13 (Pawcatuck, Conn.) suggested making a “bead” curtain of reflective disks draped over the road as a way to alert drivers to [...]
By Shehtaz Huq ’13 Six computer science seniors collaborated with New Bethany Ministries—a local nonprofit that serves the homeless, poor, and mentally ill—to create a computerized system that keeps track of its clients and the services provided to them. “Our primary goal was to deliver a functional and flexible program that will help the people [...]
Lafayette has launched the Center for Community Engagement to support and expand experiential learning opportunities through partnerships with communities at the local, national, and global levels. “I think this is a step that can lead to something really amazing that will highlight and enhance all the work that we’re doing,” says Bonnie Winfield, director of community partnerships.
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