Engineering Studies


June 24, 2011

Engineering Students Design Capital Projects Plan for Camelback Mountain Resort

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For Jacqueline Gowdy ’11, her engineering studies capstone project was so much more than just another assignment. “This project has taught me how to handle things professionally, how to lead a group of my peers, and how to collaborate and cooperate with individuals who think or work differently than myself,” she says. The goal of [...]

Lafayette College

May 2, 2011

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 May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the [...]


April 15, 2011

Professor Kristen Sanford Bernhardt Explores New Ideas through Collaborative Research with Students

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Like many children who grow up to be civil engineers, Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and chair of the engineering studies program, loved playing with blocks. That along with an affinity for science and math created the perfect recipe for a career as a civil engineer and professor. As an [...]

Elizabeth Virgin '11

March 10, 2011

Spotted on Campus With… Elizabeth Virgin ’11

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  Engineering studies major Elizabeth Virgin ’11 (Sacramento, Calif.) discusses her final year on the women’s basketball team and the importance of communication and leadership. One class every Lafayette student should try to take: I recommend my VAST course, Technology at the Dinner Table, taught by Annette Diorio [dean of students]. It was all about [...]


February 23, 2011

Meet the Spring Semester Student Bloggers

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Before beginning her studies in New Zealand, Rethna Eddy ’12 tried sailing, built a fort out of kayaks in the middle of the ocean, and watched a “scary” dance on sacred ground. Laquan Lightfoot ’11 explored what it means to be a “Millennial” on a retreat for Posse Scholars from New York City and Washington, [...]

Tomas Concepcion ’11 (from left), Javauhn Caine ’12 , Shuang (Shannon) Zhao ’12, and Terry Carbaugh '82 on the 10th floor at 7 World Trade Center in Manhattan overlooking the Ground Zero construction site.

February 22, 2011

The Business Side of Engineering: Students Explore a Possible Career and Tour Ground Zero

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“This experience opened my eyes to the different aspects within engineering. It isn’t just designing different structures. There is the management side that deals with the organization of everything,” says civil engineering major Tomas Concepcion IV ’11 (Effort, Pa.). Over winter break, Concepcion and six other engineering students got a closer look at the business [...]


December 3, 2010

Acopian Engineering Center Provides Collaborative Student-Faculty Experiences

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Lafayette’s 90,000-square-foot Acopian Engineering Center includes laboratories designed specifically for student-faculty research, high-tech classrooms equipped with instructional technology, and student learning centers designed and equipped specially for use by the students in each major. The center houses the engineering studies program and the departments of chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, [...]

John Sullivan '04

November 30, 2010

Pioneering Research Brings Kudos for John Sullivan ‘04

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The innovative research of John Sullivan ’04, who recently received his master’s in real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate, has been recognized with two awards. Sullivan and his coauthor, Benjamin Bulloch, principal of Credit Tenant Capital of Boston, Mass., received the 2008-09 ING Clairon Most Outstanding Student Article [...]


October 29, 2010

Students Use $10,000 Projects for Peace Grant to Run Summer Youth Program in Colombia

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Four students used a $10,000 Davis Foundation “Projects for Peace” grant this summer to spend five weeks in Bogotá, Colombia, and run a youth program for 80 school children ages 5 to 16. They worked with Fundación Ayuda por Colombia (FAC), a nonprofit organization that operates an afterschool program for these children during the school [...]

Michael Trejo ’12 (left), Dan Moran ’12, Gabi Lachapel ’12, and Joelle Neilson ’12 at a Mayan ruin in Honduras.

October 1, 2010

Getting Their Hands Dirty: Students Work to Build a Sustainable Future in Honduras

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Before he traveled to Honduras and began the grueling work of digging into the earth and lugging wood and rocks to build latrines, even before he had learned much about sustainable development, Michael Trejo ’12 blithely told friends and family that he’d be spending his summer “making sure rural communities are getting clean water.” By [...]