Engineering Studies

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October 3, 2011

Michael Leff ’07 Creates Website with Support of Entrepreneurial Mentor Jim Fisher ’77

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In your favorite city looking for a restaurant with fusion cuisine or a bar specializing in tropical martinis? The new website barHappy.com has the answers. The brainchild of Michael Leff ’07, barHappy.com is a guide to restaurants and bars in 18 major cities across the country. It features not only the name and location of [...]

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September 26, 2011

Student Bloggers Share Thoughts and Experiences Abroad and On Campus

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Morgan West ’13 (Huntington Beach, Calif.), a neuroscience major with a minor in health care and society, is traveling to Switzerland, India, China, and South Africa this semester for a comparative health care study.  In addition to her studies, highlights of her time in Basel, Switzerland, include “an amazing public transport system, fantastic wursts, and [...]

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September 23, 2011

Danlami Gomwalk ’01 Helps Build a Better Nigeria

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By Kevin Gray When Danlami Gomwalk ’01left his native Nigeria to attend Lafayette College, he was looking to gain international education and employment experiences. He accomplished that mission and more. Through immersion in the College’s unique brand of global education, his eyes were opened to the dynamic nature of the international job market and the [...]

Joelle Neilson ’12 and Curt Allen ’79 at Clark Construction in Washington, D.C.

September 22, 2011

Joelle Neilson ’12 Explores Her Future Career at Clark Construction with Curt Allen ’79

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“Ever since I was a kid I had a fascination with drawing robots and building structures.  I love solving problems and getting that feeling of accomplishment after it is resolved.  It has always been a desire of mine to look back at a stadium, school, bridge, or even skyscraper and say, ‘I helped build that,’” [...]

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September 15, 2011

Meet the New Faculty

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This fall, Lafayette welcomes 11 new professors, bringing the College’s total to 213 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been hard at work on the initiative in the 2007 strategic plan to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 [...]

Danielle Sobol ’12 takes water samples from Raritan Bay in New Jersey.

August 31, 2011

Environmental Scientists: Mellon Scholars Program Provides Students with Hands-on Experiences Locally and Abroad

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There are worse places to spend the summer break than on a Caribbean island. Brooke Kohler ’13 and Jephord English ’12 spent part of their summer on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but they weren’t there to lounge on the beaches. Kohler and English are part of Lafayette’s interdisciplinary Summer Mellon Scholars program, [...]

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August 11, 2011

Students Immerse Themselves in Italian Language and Culture by Living in Rome

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This summer, 18 Lafayette students took advantage of a six-week, faculty-led immersion program in Rome to improve their Italian language skills and learn about Italy’s rich culture. Students lived in small groups in apartments spread throughout the city. Each student spent five hours per day, four days per week, studying Italian from beginner to advanced [...]

Luis Schettino, assistant professor of psychology, and Camille Borland '13 are researching a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior.

August 5, 2011

Initiative to Grow the Faculty Will Position Lafayette as a Premier Liberal Arts Institution

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When President Daniel H. Weiss unveiled the College’s strategic plan in the fall of 2007, he said it was designed “to secure a place for Lafayette among the nation’s premier liberal-arts institutions.” Among its five key objectives are to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from [...]

From left are: Brian Peacock '12; Laurie Caslake, associate professor and head of biology; Arthur Kney, associate professor and head of civil and environmental engineering, and Annie Mikol '13.

August 5, 2011

Collaborative Research Works to Improve the Water Quality of Wetlands Using Bacteria

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After she graduates from Lafayette, Andrea Mikol ’13 (Wind Gap, Pa.) plans to attend graduate school to study environmental engineering. She has already started compiling an impressive resume by working on an interdisciplinary research project and making a presentation at the American Water Works Association Pennsylvania Section conference. This was the first professional conference Mikol [...]

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July 1, 2011

Boyd King ’88 Manages the World’s Largest Algal Production Facility

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When Boyd King ’88 graduated from Lafayette he followed an urge to “play hard” and became a dive instructor in the Caribbean. His curiosity and sense of adventure led to a job as a refrigeration engineer in industrial northern England, then operator of a dive/tourist business in Belize exploring caves, ocean, and jungle, then a [...]