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January 15, 2008

Scott Crown ’08 Explores Ways to Produce Hardier Enzymes

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Chemical engineering major discusses his honors research with Patricia Darcy, assistant professor of chemical engineering Scott Crown ’08 (Effort, Pa.) is a chemical engineering major and Marquis Scholar conducting honors thesis research this school year. He is exploring the effects of particles called reverse micelles on proteins living in high salt concentrations, with Patricia Darcy, [...]

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January 14, 2008

Biology Professor Manuel Ospina-Giraldo is part of $2-Million Project Funded by National Science Foundation

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Funds will support participation by Lafayette students Manuel Ospina-Giraldo, assistant professor of biology, is a co-principal investigator of a large scale collaborative project entitled “Phytophthora sojae: a High Quality Reference Sequence for the Oomycetes,” which was recently funded by a $2,130,497 National Science Foundation grant. The project will deal with oomycetes, fungal-like organisms which can [...]

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September 28, 2007

Faculty Notes

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A glance at the research and other professional activities of some of the faculty members who are on leave in 2007-08 A glance at the research and professional activities of some of the faculty members who are on leave in 2007-08: Rexford Ahene, professor of economics and business, is senior technical adviser to the Uganda [...]

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September 26, 2007

Professor Chun Wai Liew Receives NSF Grant to Implement Computational Methods across the Curriculum

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A new minor and courses are being developed Chun Wai Liew, associate professor and head of computer science, was recently awarded a $590,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The goals of Liew’s project are to help faculty and students understand the importance and role of computational approaches in their disciplines and to incorporate computational [...]

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September 12, 2007

National Science Foundation Grant Benefits Structural Design Research

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Anne Raich, assistant professor civil and environmental engineering, uses recent award to bring research opportunity to students Anne Raich, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is bringing an innovative research opportunity to Lafayette students that will also help future architects and engineers think outside the skyscraper. She just completed the transfer of a $256,060 [...]

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September 4, 2007

Student Travels from Ecuador to Join Collaborative Perchlorate Research Project

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Nadia Cumbal joins Lafayette students for ongoing research on contaminated groundwater and hopes to help other students do the same Nadia Cumbal, a biotechnology engineering major from Polytechnic School of Army in Quito, Ecuador, is spending nine weeks at Lafayette to participate in an ongoing research project on Perchlorate reduction. According to Arthur Kney, associate [...]

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August 23, 2007

Javad Tavakoli Will Engage Students in New Renewable Energy Sources Course

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Chemical engineering professor invests portion of College’s Learn and Serve America Grant in the future of green energy Javad Tavakoli, professor of chemical engineering, is ushering his students into a new era of green energy. He will institute a new chemical engineering elective course focusing on available alternative energy sources in the spring of 2008. [...]

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August 22, 2007

Professors William Jemison ’85, Andrew Kortyna, and Todd Wey Receive NSF Grant for State-of-the-Art Equipment

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Grant will help continue undergraduate research projects William Jemison ’85, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Andrew Kortyna, assistant professor of physics, and Todd Wey, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently obtained a Major Research Instrumentation grant for $257,762 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will be used to purchase [...]

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August 16, 2007

NSF Awards $635,000 Grant for Collaborative Environmental Policy Research

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Professors Chris Ruebeck, Sharon Jones and Jeff Pfaffmann create interdisciplinary experience for students People might have environmental concerns when seeing the emissions from a car, but that is not the only way that a car can affect the environment. During every stage of its life from when the materials are extracted to when the car [...]

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August 13, 2007

Hannah Fink ’09 Receives Research Fellowship from EPA

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Grant provides biology major with financial support to continue environmental science research Biology major Hannah Fink ’09 (Whitehall, Pa.) was recently awarded the Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowship (GRO) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The prestigious two-year fellowship provides substantial funding to allow undergraduate students to continue research in a specific area, environmental science [...]