Engineering Studies

Rijan Maharjan ’14 and Julia Nicodemus, assistant professor of engineering studies

September 18, 2012

Rijan Maharjan ’14 Works with Prof. Julia Nicodemus to Explore Solar Energy’s Role in Fuel Production

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Ask Rijan Maharjan ’14 why he chose to major in mechanical engineering, and he will tell you, quite simply, “I like to do stuff.  Real stuff.” Maharjan (Kathmandu, Nepal) is all about keeping it practical.  This made him a good fit for his work this summer under the guidance of Julia Nicodemus, assistant professor of [...]

Kelsey Lantz '13 in Uganda

July 13, 2012

Grand Challenges: Students Take on Water Issues in Haiti, Uganda, and Pakistan

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The challenges facing society in this century are large, but not insurmountable, as three teams of Lafayette students are learning firsthand this summer. Each group is working on solutions involving engineering as part of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP). Most schools with active Grand Challenges Scholar programs are engineering schools at [...]

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June 27, 2012

Christa Martinez ’13 Receives National Scholarship for Photography

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When Christa Martinez ’13 (Houston, Texas) took a break from art, art found its way back to her. Martinez’s interest in art began in childhood, when she focused on teaching herself to draw well. “Art became the way I could speak,” she says. Her artistic talents led her to enroll in a high school for [...]

Scott Hummel

June 22, 2012

Scott Hummel Appointed Interim Jeffers Director of Engineering

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Scott R. Hummel, professor of mechanical engineering, has been named the Interim William Jeffers Director of the Engineering Division for a term of two years. The appointment is effective July 9. The announcement was made by Wendy L. Hill, provost and dean of the faculty. Hummel served as co-chair of the College’s recent Engineering Vision [...]

Solar panels at Metzgar Fields

June 14, 2012

Interdisciplinary Technology Course Blends Engineering and Policy Studies

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In the course “Engineering and Public Policy: The Governance of Technology,” engineering studies and policy studies students see how their two fields go hand in hand. “Policy studies students focus on designing policies and navigating political systems to achieve social goals. Engineering studies students focus on designing technologies that can help achieve social goals,” says [...]

Mary Wilford-Hunt, Nicolas Olivares '13, Michael Gadigian '13, and Gabriela Lachapel '™12 pose with their second-place project.

May 31, 2012

Lafayette Takes Second in Sustainable Design Competition

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A team of Lafayette students placed second in the 2012 Sustainable Design Competition sponsored by the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC), successfully competing against teams from graduate school programs. Developing the design for a community recreation center were Gabriela Lachapel ’12, who graduated with an A.B. with majors in engineering studies and economics; Katie Reinhardt [...]

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May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Joelle Neilson  '12 was named Field Performer of the Meet

February 28, 2012

Joelle Neilson ’12 Takes Patriot League Championships in Triple and Long Jump

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Joelle Neilson ’12 (Philadelphia, Pa.) took first place in both the triple and long jump at the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 17-19 at Bucknell University. She was named Female Field Performer of the Meet. Neilson, who was also Patriot League Champion in the triple jump during the 2010-11 outdoor track and [...]

Michael Trejo ’12 and Martha Heinze ’86

December 19, 2011

Global Banking: JJ Houldin ’12 and Michael Trejo ’12 Go Inside JPMorgan Chase

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Joseph “JJ” Houldin ’12 (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Michael Trejo ’12 (Falls Church, Va.) spent the summer exploring the world of global banking as interns with Martha Heinze ’86, executive director of treasury and securities services at JPMorgan Chase in New York City, and a member of the Lafayette Board of Trustees. Houldin, an American studies [...]

Benjamin Cohen, assistant professor of engineering studies

December 16, 2011

Curiosity and Wonder about the Natural World Go a Long Way for Professor Benjamin Cohen

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In his office, Benjamin Cohen displays a quote by author A.S. Byatt: “The world is full of life and light, and the true crime is not to be interested in it.” A research engineer early in his career, he quickly realized he didn’t want to “do” engineering but was fascinated by studying the reasons for [...]