Scholarships and Fellowships

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 [...]

Natalia Ibanez ’10

April 4, 2011

Natalia Ibanez ’10 Receives Research Fellowship from National Institutes of Health

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                Natalia Ibanez ’10 has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award, which provides the opportunity to spend two years performing full-time research at the NIH. It is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in a scientific field or an [...]

Brian Peacock ’12 and Michael Thompson ’12 work in the lab.

February 18, 2011

Melissa Haber ’12, Brian Peacock ’12, and Michael Thompson ’12 Receive EPA Fellowships for Environmental Research

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When Michael Thompson ’12 (Shokan, N.Y.) received the call confirming he was selected for the Environmental Protection Agency-Greater Research Opportunity (EPA-GRO) fellowship, he was so excited he dropped the phone. Melissa Haber ’12 (Piscataway, N.J.) and Brian Peacock ’12 (Haddonfield, N.J.) also received fellowships, which finance research supplies and provide tuition assistance and a stipend [...]

Janka Lovering '13

January 21, 2011

Beatriz De Jesus ’12 and Janka Lovering ’13 Receive Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

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Two Lafayette students have received Gilman Scholarships to support their semester abroad experiences this spring. Janka Lovering ’13 (Exeter, N.H.) will study in New Zealand, and Beatriz De Jesus ’12 (Woodside, N.Y.) will study in India, Senegal, and Argentina. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Benjamin A. [...]

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October 28, 2010

Students Will Tackle Grand Challenges Facing Society

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The people who will solve the challenges currently facing our society are most likely sitting in classrooms right now. And the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) wants to hear their ideas. Lafayette College is one of a handful of schools nationwide that is participating in the NAE’s Grand Challenges Scholars Program, in which students are [...]

Sharon Jones (left), professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Lindsay Weir ’11 work with residents of Blantyre, Malawi, to help develop locally sustainable drinking water resources within the city.

July 30, 2010

Professor Sharon Jones and Lindsay Weir ’11 Featured in International Educator Magazine

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Work by Professor Sharon Jones and Lindsay Weir ’11 and the College’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) to develop locally sustainable drinking water resources in Malawi and Honduras has been featured in the July/August edition of International Educator magazine. The article, “Water, Water…Anywhere?” focused on students and faculty who are helping people in the [...]