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May 18, 2010

Students, Young Alumni Earn National Honors

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Recent awards include Goldwater Scholarship, three National Science Foundation Fellowships, two Fulbright grants, and NCAA Scholarship A number of students and young alumni have been recognized recently for their academic excellence with funding for future studies. Recent awards include a Goldwater Scholarship, three National Science Foundation Fellowships, two Fulbright grants, and an NCAA Scholarship. Lauren [...]

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November 7, 2008

Collaborative Research Explores How Products Affect Environmental Policy-making

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Professors Chris Ruebeck, Sharon Jones, Jeff Pfaffmann, and Kristen Sanford-Bernhardt create an interdisciplinary experience for students By Elizabeth Kemmerer A group of professors and students from economics and business, computer science, and engineering is using an interdisciplinary approach to see how environmental policy-making is affected by the life cycles of products. According to Sharon Jones, [...]

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September 16, 2008

Nafis Hasan ’11 Investigates Antibodies that Fight Cancer Cells

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Alumni guided and helped fund nanotechnology research at Georgia Tech Nafis Hasan ’11 conducted research this summer at Georgia Tech in which he used nanotechnology and bioengineering to investigate antibodies that fight cancer cells. The goal was to uncover the minimum number of antibodies that can detect cancer cells. “We took a pre-manufactured silicon wafer [...]

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July 25, 2008

National Science Foundation Grant Will Fund State-of the-Art Engineering Facility

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Multidisciplinary structure will be used to study soil-structure interaction and stability A major grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the civil and environmental engineering department to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to build an interdisciplinary facility on campus for studying soil-structure interaction. According to project leader Muhannad Suleiman, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, [...]

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June 19, 2008

Students and Faculty Combine Expertise in Multidisciplinary Research on Sustainable Perchlorate Removal

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Project focuses on finding a hybrid, cost-effective method of removing contaminant from groundwater A multidisciplinary sustainability research project is allowing students from majors in the liberal arts and engineering to combine their expertise to explore cost-effective methods for removing the harmful contaminant perchlorate from groundwater. The project, which has been ongoing for several years and [...]

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June 2, 2008

Professor Sharon Jones Becomes Director of the Engineering Division

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She will begin a three-year term starting Aug. 1 Sharon A. Jones, professor of civil and environmental engineering and chair of Engineering Studies, has taken on the role of Director of the Engineering Division. She will begin a three-year term starting Aug. 1. Jones’ teaching interests include courses in engineering policy, environmental engineering, and engineering [...]

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May 6, 2008

Meredith White ’06 Receives National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

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Lafayette is one of four exclusively undergraduate liberal arts and engineering colleges among the 108 institutions whose students were honored Meredith White ’06 was recently awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Run by the Department of Defense, the fellowship program is committed to increasing the number and quality of the nation’s [...]

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April 7, 2008

Professor Justin Corvino Receives Fulbright Fellowship to Study in Sweden

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Fellowship will support Corvino’s research on geometric analysis Justin Corvino, assistant professor of mathematics, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct geometric analysis research at the Mittag-Leffler Institute and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. He will be in Stockholm from August through December of 2008. The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 [...]

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April 4, 2008

Christine Moore ’08 Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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Civil engineering major will pursue Ph.D. at Stanford, Berkeley, or Illinois Christine Moore ’08 has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. A civil engineering major from Fredericksburg, Va., she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology at Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, or the University of [...]

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March 27, 2008

Radio Astronomy Research at Arecibo Observatory

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My work with Lyle Hoffman, professor of physics. By Shelvean Kapita ’10 Physics major Shelvean Kapita ’10 (Harare, Zimbabwe) spent his Spring Break in Puerto Rico, but not lying on the beach. Endowed with a grant from the National Science Foundation, Kapita performed radio astronomy research with Lyle Hoffman, professor and head of physics, in [...]