Scholarships and Fellowships

Laura Goldberg ’12 in Würzburg, Germany

November 8, 2011

As a DAAD Young Ambassador, Laura Goldberg ’12 Combines Her Passions for German and Biology

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 Laura Goldberg ’12 (Skillman, N.J.) is passionate about German and biology, and she can trace both of those passions back to her roots. “First of all, my mom is originally from Germany (near Hanover), and my aunt still lives in Düsseldorf,” says Goldberg.  “Therefore, growing up I attended German school every [...]

Monica Manglani ’13

September 8, 2011

It’s Only Brain Surgery: Monica Manglani ’13 Explores How the Brain Recognizes Sound During 10-Week Research Fellowship

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By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, performing neurosurgery was Monica Manglani’s favorite part of the day. A neuroscience major, Manglani ’13 (Woodbury, N.Y.) was one of 25 students from around the world selected for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Undergraduate Research Program.  As part of the fully subsidized, 10-week program, she helped conduct experiments that explore [...]

Brian Peacock '12

June 13, 2011

Brian Peacock ’12 Receives Third National Honor for Environmental Research

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Civil engineering major Brian Peacock ’12 (Haddonfield, N.J.) has recently been awarded a third national-level honor recognizing his work in environmental research. After receiving a 2011 Udall Scholarship and an Environmental Protection Agency-Greater Research Opportunity fellowship, last month Peacock received an Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. The society’s division [...]

Zach Gold '13 trims the sail.

June 6, 2011

Zach Gold ’13 Studies Biochemistry on the High Seas

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When searching for a study abroad opportunity, Zach Gold ’13 (North Kingstown, R.I.) had some specific requirements: It had to be an adventure, and it had to include field research. He signed up for the unique SEA semester and spent the spring term aboard SEA’s newest vessel, the 134-foot steel brigantine Robert C. Seamans. “David [...]

Alison Finn '12 is exploring the religious impact of Lafayette Missionaries in Iran.

June 3, 2011

Alison Finn ’12 Receives Fellowship from U.S. Department of Education to Study Arabic this Summer

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Alison Finn ’12 (Oswego, N.Y.) has always been interested in religious history, but after the events of Sept. 11, she was confused by media portrayals of the Muslim world. A high school student at the time, she set out to learn more about Islam and became hooked on Middle Eastern studies. This summer, she will [...]

Professor Laurie Caslake and Scott Mellon ’12

May 17, 2011

Scott Mellon ’12 Awarded Research Fellowship by American Society for Microbiology

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For Scott Mellon ’12 (Bethlehem, Pa.) choosing to major in biology was an easy decision. “Biology has always interested me. Living organisms contain such complex systems that have ingenious methods of obtaining what they need, but also have certain glaring defects. Biology also has so many practical applications, and new discoveries have the potential to [...]

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May 5, 2011

Robert Elliott ’11, Melissa Gordon ’11 and Lauren Huyett ’11 Prepare for Advanced Degrees through NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Ever since he stepped foot on campus, it seems Robert Elliott ’11 (Dighton, Mass.) has been destined for graduate school. He has been researching sustainable architecture since his first year and after earning his degree in civil engineering this spring, he’ll attend Columbia University to focus on converting unused flat roofs into comfortable roof gardens. [...]

Tyler Bamford ’12 works with producers from Lou Reda Productions.

April 21, 2011

Tyler Bamford ’12 Awarded Beinecke Scholarship

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History major Tyler Bamford ’12 (Souderton, Pa.) came to Lafayette with a goal of one day continuing his education in graduate school and then becoming a college professor. He is now one giant step closer to that goal, thanks to the Beinecke Scholarship, which provides $4,000 now and $30,000 when he attends a graduate school [...]

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April 5, 2011

Brian Peacock ’12 Receives Udall Scholarship for Environmental Research

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Civil engineering major Brian Peacock ’12 (Haddonfield, N.J.) is fascinated with the field of ecological engineering, which uses artificial ecosystems to treat and use waste. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in the field and is preparing research on wetlands that will become his senior honors thesis. For his dedication to environmental research, Peacock has [...]

Michael Thompson '12

April 5, 2011

Michael Thompson ’12 Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

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Civil engineering major Michael Thompson ’12 (Shokan, N.Y.) has achieved national distinction as the recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship. Awarded for academic merit, the Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Ross Moretti ’12 (Freehold, N.J.), a chemistry major, received honorable mention. Moretti plans to [...]