Student-Faculty Research

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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 [...]

Professor Dru Germanoski

April 1, 2011

Geologic Detective: Professor Dru Germanoski Uses Scientific Techniques to Help Students Interpret the Past

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Dru Germanoski developed a passion for the outdoors as a child and spent hours hiking, canoeing, and fishing in the waterways of central Pennsylvania’s Bedford County, where his parents owned a cabin. Once, when he was 5, his parents formed a search party after he didn’t show up for dinner.  He finally returned at sundown, [...]

Alyssa Calomeni ’11 and Professor Megan Rothenberger

March 29, 2011

Students Will Present Research at Annual Meeting of Pa. Academy of Science

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Eight biology majors and a government and law major will present research papers with their faculty advisers at the 87th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science April 1-3 at Penn State’s Altoona campus. Afua Akuffo ’11 (Accra, Ghana), Jason Ewer ’13 (Kingston, Jamaica), Caroline Vail ’12 (Bethlehem, Pa.), and Robert Kurt, associate professor [...]

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March 18, 2011

Professor Steve Mylon Helps Students Explore New Terrain in Chemistry

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You could say Steve Mylon, assistant professor of chemistry, enjoys testing his mettle on the road of life. Take for example the time he pedaled his bike 3,500 miles across the country, crossing into Canada for a tour of Ontario before dipping back into the wilds of northern Michigan and then continuing on to Seattle’s [...]

Caitlin Flood '12 during her internship with the Midtown Community Court in New York City.

February 28, 2011

Caitlin Flood ’12 Selected as Truman Scholarship Finalist

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Caitlin Flood ’12 (Bellerose Terrace, N.Y.) has been named a finalist in the 2011 Harry S. Truman Scholarship competition. Truman Scholarships recognize students with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in public service. The scholarships provide up to $30,000 in funding to pursue [...]

Maricate Conlon ’11 (clockwise from left), Tyler Germanoski ’12, Professor Dru Germanoski, and Michael Thompson ’12 work on the Bushkill Creek.

February 18, 2011

Student-Faculty Team Studies Implications of Removing Dam along Easton’s Bushkill Creek

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Just like constructing a dam on a body of water, removing one can have a major impact on the surrounding community and ecosystem. That’s why students and faculty are exploring the implications of removing the dam near Third Street on the Bushkill Creek in Easton. Geology majors Maricate Conlon ’11 (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and Tyler [...]

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February 18, 2011

Three Students Explore New York City’s Rich History for Professor Donald L. Miller’s Latest Book Project

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Hannah Finegold ’11 (Syosset, N.Y.) clearly remembers the moment she became a history major. After a scheduling conflict left her unable to take a science elective her first year, she signed up for The Story of World War II, taught by Donald L. Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor of History. Her first day of class, [...]

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 [...]

Donald Ellis ’11, Melanie DeFazio ’11 , and Jon Martin ’11

February 11, 2011

Students Are Helping Hurricane-Devastated Neighborhood in New Orleans Rebuild as a Green Community

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Professor David Veshosky is driving a rented red Borrego SUV through the empty streets of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward on a cloudy day in early January as several of his engineering students stare silently out the backseat windows at the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina more than five years ago. The once vibrant neighborhood [...]