Community-Based Learning and Research
Perhaps you’ve read the book or seen the movie Like Water for Chocolate. In one small village in Honduras, it’s just the opposite: Villagers are learning to grow a variety of crops, including cocoa, with the goal of earning an income that will help them maintain their new water system. Images by Jack Fedak ’13 Since [...]
A team of students and professors presented the College’s food loop project at the seventh annual National Sustainable Design Expo held in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Earth Day celebration last weekend in Washington, D.C. Better known as the EPA: People, Prosperity, and the Planet award competition, Lafayette’s team was invited after going [...]
A 21-year-old mother of two came to ProJeCt of Easton’s Fowler Literacy Center for help with a very special writing project. She was keeping a journal of her thoughts and experiences for her children to read when they got older. Through ProJeCt’s weekly writing workshops, she worked with Lafayette writing associate (WA) Hannah Finegold ’11 [...]
Professor David Veshosky is driving a rented red Borrego SUV through the empty streets of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward on a cloudy day in early January as several of his engineering students stare silently out the backseat windows at the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina more than five years ago. The once vibrant neighborhood [...]
Overcoming Barriers: Lafayette Peer Mentoring Program Helps Malagasy Students Attend College in the U.S.
For high school students in Madagascar who have aspirations of attending college in the United States, the application process can be extremely daunting. They have to study for and take the SAT, write essays, prepare applications – the same steps that American high school students take, but in a language that for most is their [...]
While working as an intern with Lafayette’s Green Design Laboratory last summer, Ben Boyer ’11 (Lebanon, Pa.) learned a lot about the importance of sustainable and green building practices and methods to improve homes’ energy efficiency. “These building methods are sometimes neglected as a result of common practice despite their lower operating costs, and sometimes [...]
A feature-length article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the multidisciplinary approach Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP) takes toward its community redevelopment initiatives. Read the article. EEGLP brings together students and faculty from Lafayette’s four academic divisions of engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences to work hand in hand [...]
After he graduates, Chris Kelly ’13 (Boyertown, Pa.) plans to work in the field of environmental politics. A double major in geology and international affairs, Kelly is learning and using many of the skills he will need in a real-world environment through the College’s Technology Clinic. “I bring a lot of passion to this project [...]
Members of Lafayette’s Technology Clinic and the Landis Community Outreach Center worked with Easton’s West Ward Neighborhood Partnership and West Ward residents last weekend to spruce up the neighborhood in and around Raspberry Park. The project is part of a year-long effort by students in Tech Clinic to assist the West Ward neighborhood in becoming [...]
Through the Landis Community Outreach Center’s Journey Home program, Lafayette students and female inmates from Northampton County Prison held an informal discussion group and put the finishing touches on a rug made of recycled Lafayette T-shirts. The activity was held at Landis’ new Center for Public Dialogue and Conversation on North Second Street. Journey Home [...]
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