Student Research

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December 7, 2007

Getting her Hands Dirty

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Lindsey Brough ’08 writes about the first project in the ‘Student-Mentor Research Award Program’ Civil engineering major Lindsey Brough ’08 (Durham, Maine) is the lead researcher for the new “Student-Mentor Research Award Program,” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA). Its purpose is to bring municipal officials, professional engineers, wastewater operators, and academics together [...]

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December 6, 2007

What Makes a ‘Number One’ Billboard Hit?

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Julie Sauer ’08 explores the economic conditions that influence popular music in her honors thesis Julie Sauer ’08 (Rochester, N.Y.) is double-majoring in government & law and economics & business. She is currently working on her honors thesis “The Influence of Economic and Social conditions on the Internal Structure of Popular Music, 1977-2006” with Mark [...]

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December 5, 2007

A Closer Look at Juvenile Justice

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Karen Ruggles ’08 discusses the documentary she is making for her interdisciplinary honors thesis Karen Ruggles ’08 (Easton, Pa.) is majoring in English and art. For her interdisciplinary honors thesis, Ruggles is producing a documentary video about the juvenile justice system in Easton. Her advisors are Andrew Smith, assistant professor of English and chair of [...]

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December 3, 2007

Measuring the Success of a Drug

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Jacquelynn Molzon ’08 discusses her honors work with Christopher Ruebeck, assistant professor of economics and business Jacquelynn Molzon ’08 (Durham, N.C.) is pursuing a B.S. in biology and A.B. in economics and business. A Trustee Scholar, Molzon is currently working on her honors thesis entitled “Determinants of Pharmaceutical Market Success” with Christopher Ruebeck, assistant professor [...]

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November 28, 2007

Five Students Presented Research at National Conference

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Chemical engineering major Matthew Ide ’08 took third place in a poster competition Five engineering majors recently traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah, to present their research at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) 2007 Annual Meeting, held Nov. 4-9. The students participated in the student poster competition. Chemical engineering major Matthew Ide ’08 [...]

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November 21, 2007

Roxanna Kobziar ’08 Draws Closer to her Heritage

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She explores the history of environmental policy in Ukraine for her honors thesis Roxanna Kobziar ’08 (Pelham, N.Y.) is an international affairs and Russian and East European Studies (REES) double major. Under the guidance of Joshua Sanborn, assistant professor of history and chair of REES, she is performing honors research on the history of environmental [...]

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November 13, 2007

Exploring the Nature of Science

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First-year students gather research on two Lafayette Nobel Laureates The First-Year Seminar, “Science: A Human Endeavor,” taught by William Miles, professor and head of chemistry, explores the nature of science and how it relates to society. Over the course of the semester, the class studies how scientists approach problems, how science has changed the cultural [...]

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November 12, 2007

A Woman Misunderstood

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Kristin Hayes ’08 writes about her exploration of media portrayals of Mary Magdalene As a double major in art and religious studies, Kristin Hayes ’08 (Roseland, N.J.) has come up with some very probing questions about Mary Magdalene and her portrayal in modern forms of entertainment. Under the guidance of Eric Ziolkowski, Dana Professor and [...]

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October 31, 2007

A Mouse in a Maze

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Serdar Benderli ’09 works on a micro-mouse robot project with John Greco, professor of electrical and computer engineering Serdar Benderli ’09 (Antalya, Turkey) is pursuing a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering and an A.B. in economics and business. This year he is working on an independent study under the guidance of John Greco, professor [...]

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October 18, 2007

Nicholas Keppel ’08 is Helping Shape Civil Engineering Courses

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He is working on independent research with Arthur Kney, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Nicholas Keppel ’08 (Coplay, Pa.) is enrolled in Lafayette’s distinctive bachelor of arts program in engineering. He is performing an independent study this semester with Arthur Kney, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, to explore and develop a [...]