Community-Based Learning and Research

Dave Gnopo '15, an international student from the Ivory Coast, was able to teach the Malagasy students about the TOEFL and financial aid for international students from personal experience.

June 14, 2013

LIME Program Featured in USA TODAY

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The Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME) was featured in the June 13 edition of USA TODAY College. The article, “American Students Pave Way for High Schoolers in Madagascar,” highlights the work Lafayette students have done in the country over the last three years. Read the USA TODAY article Read more about LIME The program [...]

Kristin Anderson '14 and Deborah Byrd, professor of English, stand in the storage room at the Easton Area Neighborhood Center. As part of their research, they distribute items to expecting and new parents.

April 2, 2013

Students Work with Community Partners to Find Solutions, Locally and Globally

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For young parents, finding safe and affordable housing can be a challenge. Although shelters are available, many find their rules too restrictive, so they avoid them. Deborah Byrd, professor of English, and research assistant Kristin Anderson ’14 (Newburgh, N.Y.) spent the summer and fall meeting with teens from the Family and Development Research Program, which [...]

Jessica London'13 and Rebeka Ramangamihanta ’16

March 15, 2013

Coming Full Circle: Malagasy Student is First LIME Graduate to Attend U.S. Institution

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Even though this is her second semester at Lafayette, Rebeka Ramangamihanta ’16 still has a hard time believing she’s living her dream of studying in America. “Sometimes I look in the mirror and say, ‘Is it really true?’” says Ramangamihanta, the first high school student to complete the Lafayette Initiative for Malagasy Education (LIME) and [...]

EWB Honduras

March 15, 2013

Engineers Without Borders Receives National Honor for Honduras Water Project

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Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is one of three in the nation to be named a 2013 Premier Project by EWB-USA, the organization’s highest honor. It was selected from more than 250 chapters across the nation working on more than 350 projects. Since 2006, Lafayette has been working with residents of El Convento, [...]

Louis Wheeler ’15, left, Katie Graziano ’15, and Zachary Walck ’15 in the CBLR Living Learning Community on Monroe Street

January 23, 2013

CBLR House Serves Lafayette and Easton Communities

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A few times a month, the three student residents of the new Community-Based Learning & Research (CBLR) house come together to talk about what they are learning from their community service activities. These reflection sessions help them stay focused on the purpose of their Learning Living Community (LLC), one of 13 that opened in college-owned houses [...]

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 [...]

Brooke Kohler '13 at the Due's fish farm

January 7, 2013

Students Use Interdisciplinary Approach to Enhance Local Fish Farm

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 A group of students from diverse majors is working to make a local fish farming operation more economically and environmentally efficient. The students are members of Technology Clinic, a hands-on course founded in 1987 that combines various student expertise and talents to help solve real-world problems of a business, nonprofit, or [...]

Xiao Cui ’13, Maurice Bennett ’06, Danielle Harris ’09

December 3, 2012

Leaders Mentor Students Interning at Nonprofits

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Six students who served internships in the nonprofit sector gained additional insight into the inner workings of nonprofit organizations through the Leadership Development Program. The program, which is supported by a three-year, $12,000 gift from KNBT, provided a weekly speaker from a local nonprofit, followed by an interactive roundtable program, for five weeks over the [...]

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 [...]

Professor Mary Armstrong and Lauren White ’13

November 30, 2012

Professor Mary Armstrong Receives NSF Grant to Study Underrepresented Minority Women in STEM Fields

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $100,000 grant to Mary Armstrong, associate professor of English and chair of women’s and gender studies, and Jasna Jovanovic, professor of psychology and child development at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, for their study of how colleges and universities can more effectively support the success of underrepresented [...]