EXCEL Scholars

Zachary Jones ’13 performs with the Contemporary Music Ensemble.

April 5, 2013

Zachary Jones ’13 to Co-Author Book on Composer Antonio Molino with Professor Anthony Cummings

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 By the time Zachary Jones ’13 (Bethlehem, Pa.) is 24 years old, he will be the co-author and co-publisher of a major international collaboration. A Marquis Scholar and double major in music and anthropology & sociology, Jones recently presented one of three undergraduate papers selected for the prestigious 2013 College Music Society conference.  The paper [...]

Sarah Hardy '14 and Professor Art Kney in Acopian Engineering Center

March 31, 2013

19 Students Invited to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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Nineteen students have been invited to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. This is Lafayette’s 26th year of [...]

Franceska Xhakaj '15, left, and Ellen Galperin '15 at the Grace Hopper conference

February 22, 2013

Ellen Galperin ’15 and Franceska Xhakaj ’15 Attend Largest Conference for Women in Computing

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Computer science majors Ellen Galperin ’15 (Warminster, Pa.) and Franceska Xhakaj ’15 (Vlore, Albania) attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing last fall in Baltimore, Md.  The largest technical conference for women in computing, it brings together women from across the country to discuss their work and ways that they can further contribute [...]

Professor Daniel Sabatino and Katheryn Yoder '14

February 8, 2013

Student-Faculty Team Works with Local Company on Cutting-Edge Technology

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Katheryn Yoder ’13 (Sun Prairie, Wis.) is helping develop technology that one day could be found in the computers, cell phones, and televisions we use every day. The mechanical engineering major is working with Daniel Sabatino, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, on evaluating a new product for local company Minteq International Inc., located on 13th Street [...]

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 [...]

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December 21, 2012

Prof. Christopher Phillips Breaks New Ground with Book on the Epic’s Influence on American Culture

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A “stupid” mistake turned into one of Christopher Phillips’ smartest discoveries during the research process for his new book, Epic in American Culture, Settlement to Reconstruction (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). Phillips first visited the U.S. Supreme Court building on a Saturday, only to find the building, of course, closed. But serendipity was on his [...]

Pan (Myotopia) Exhibit

December 11, 2012

Photos and Video: Art Professor Nestor Gil Presents Pan (Myotopia)

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Nestor Armando Gil, assistant professor of art, presented the multimedia installation Pan (Myotopia) this fall in the Williams Visual Arts Building’s Grossman Gallery. The exhibit consisted of hundreds of cement boats with sails of homemade bread arranged across the floor on beds of granulated salt. All the boats were oriented toward a barren land mass [...]

Heidi Tomik chooses her preferred play partner: Renee Gallo ’13 on the right (her FaceTime partner) or Rachel LeWitt ’13 on the left (a stranger). Professor Lauren Myers watches in the background.

November 30, 2012

Student-Faculty Team Explores Effects of Video Chat on Toddlers

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With online communication options such as Skype and FaceTime becoming increasingly popular, people can keep in touch all over the world through real-time video conversations. These technologies can be a blessing that allows family and friends to stay connected with children who live far away. A video conversation is certainly enjoyable for adults, but are [...]

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 [...]

Anthony Post ’14, l-r, Professor David Nice, and Joseph Tumulty ’14 in Hugel Science Center

November 30, 2012

Student-Faculty Team Researches Effects of Gravitational Waves on Pulsars

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David Nice, associate professor of physics, and a team of students are bringing the role of gravitational waves—ripples in space-time generated by very distant massive black hole binary systems—into perspective through their research on pulsar timing. Nice is part of an international group of physicists that received a $6.5 million, multi-institution grant from the National [...]