Community-Based Learning and Research

Tracy McFarlan ’13 and Kirk O’Riordan, assistant professor of music, in the Williams Center for the Arts

September 20, 2013

Marquis Scholars Use Their Talents to Connect to the World

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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 [...]

Professor Robert Kurt, Tiffany Phuong ’16, Kofi Boateng ’16, and Professor Chun Wai Liew work in the lab.

August 29, 2013

First Class of Students Earns Health and Life Sciences Minor

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“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.” [...]

Allie Nagurney '16 distributes fresh produce from the “Veggie Van” to Easton residents at the community garden on 10th and Pine streets.

August 20, 2013

Tech Clinic Helps Easton Residents Eat Healthier Food

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If you live in Easton’s West Ward neighborhood, it’s no easy task to run out for a bag of carrots or a head of lettuce or some crisp red apples. For many residents, the closest grocery store where fresh produce is sold is about two miles away, and the corner grocery stores in the neighborhood [...]

Emily Crossette '15 helps campers decorate rain barrels.

August 6, 2013

Students Teach Grade-Schoolers about Science and Technology

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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 [...]

Lindsay Majno '10

July 19, 2013

Lindsay Majno ’10 Impacts Ghana’s Arts Community

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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 [...]

Roger Ruggles, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, looks over plans of Easton's sewer system with Matthew Muller ’14 and Samuel Brinton ’14.

July 19, 2013

Student-Faculty Team Works to Improve Local Sewer Infrastructure

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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.  [...]

Students take blood pressure readings in Duyure, Honduras

July 12, 2013

Students Address Community Needs through Alternative School Break

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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 [...]

Ryan Mc Veigh ’13, Nicholas Hepp ’13, and Diana Giulletti ’13 at the intersection of Cattell and High streets as traffic speeds by

July 12, 2013

Students Propose Solutions to Dangerous College Hill Intersection

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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 [...]

Team members Samuel Rosen ’13, Christopher Jones ’13, Shannon Sullivan ’13, Nicholas Carboni ’13, and Paul Kim ’13 work with their program in the computer lab of Acopian Engineering Center.

July 1, 2013

Computer Science Majors Help Nonprofit Track Clients and Services

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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 [...]

At the annual Community-Based Learning and Research Expo, Provost Wendy Hill announces the creation of the Center for Community Engagement and the appointment of Professor Debbie Byrd as its inaugural director.

June 18, 2013

New Center for Community Engagement Launched

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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.