Undergraduate Research

Professor Lindsay Soh works in her lab with Christopher Verni ’15.

July 8, 2014

Prof. Lindsay Soh Receives NSF Grant for Biodiesel Research

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Lindsay Soh a three-year, $100,710 grant as part of a collaboration with Yale University and University of Pittsburgh. It will support her research on processing oils, such as those extracted from corn or algae, into biodiesel using compressed carbon dioxide as a solvent. Soh will use the NSF [...]

Hannah Weaver '14

June 30, 2014

Hannah Weaver ’14 Receives Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Fellowship

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Physics graduate Hannah Weaver ’14 has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship. She will receive a $30,000 stipend while completing an intensive master’s-level teacher education program at University of Michigan. Given by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the fellowship program recruits recent college graduates studying in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields [...]

Professor Jennifer Talarico

June 18, 2014

Vivid Memories Aren’t Necessarily Reliable

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Professor Jennifer Talarico disproves misconceptions about “flashbulb” recollections Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? Chances are your memories are extremely detailed. But are they accurate? That is the kind of question Jennifer Talarico poses in her research. Talarico, associate professor of psychology, studies how people naturally remember life events, what triggers those memories later, [...]

The design team with its prototype.

June 18, 2014

Skiing on Pavement?

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An interdisciplinary team works to develop skis that could be used year round Wouldn’t it be fun to ski when there’s no snow outside? A team of economics and mechanical engineering majors worked to develop a product that would recreate the feeling of skiing on terrain available year-round. The “Free Ski” represents an open-ended design [...]

Donald L. Miller

June 18, 2014

Supreme City, Supreme History: Donald L. Miller’s Monumental Book about Manhattan in the ’20s

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By Geoff Gehman ’80 Donald L. Miller believes that cities can be read like books. The historian thinks that histories of cities should read like novels. His latest history of a city reads like an epic novel. Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America (Simon & Schuster) is a monumental portrait [...]

Distillation Plant

June 18, 2014

State-of-the-Art Distillation Plant Bridges Classroom and Industry

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Seth Gottlund ’14 has accepted a position with Air Products & Chemicals in Texas, thanks in part to his experience at Lafayette with the type of distillation columns the company uses. He worked on the new state-of-the-art distillation plant installed in the Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratory as part of his senior design project. Although [...]

Peter Todaro '16 and Julia Kripas '15 harvest and clean vegetables at LaFarm.

June 18, 2014

Serious Environmental Stewardship: Campus Community is Committed to Sustainability

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At Lafayette, green is the new maroon. The only school in the Lehigh Valley that signed the Presidents Climate Commitment – a 2008 initiative that saw 450 colleges and universities nationwide pledge to reduce campus greenhouse-gas emissions – Lafayette has set a high bar for environmental sustainability. “We’re committed to conserving natural resources, making good [...]

Christopher Kelly ’13

June 16, 2014

Christopher Kelly ’13 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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Christopher Kelly ’13 is well on his way to becoming a paleoclimatologist. He has studied ancient algae preserved in deep sediment of the south Atlantic Ocean, analyzed a century’s worth of western tropical Pacific coral growth rates, and looked in the beachrock of the subtropical wave-dominated coast of eastern South Africa for evidence of sea [...]

Professor Lauren Anderson and Tyler Fruneaux ’14 work in the lab in Acopian Engineering Center.

May 30, 2014

Tyler Fruneaux ’14 Has Top Research Paper at Chemical Engineering Conference

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Tyler Fruneaux ’14 conducted experiments involving a special kind of plastic that can be used to grow new cells without damaging them. Such technology could be used to improve treatments for burn victims and others in need of skin grafts or tissue transplants. He won first place in the research paper competition at the Mid-Atlantic Regional [...]

Emily Crossette '15

May 21, 2014

Emily Crossette ’15 Receives Udall Scholarship for Environmental Research

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Civil engineering major Emily Crossette ’15 (Glenside, Pa.) has been awarded a Udall Scholarship recognizing her research on possible contaminants released by wastewater treatment plants. Presented to 50 students from 47 colleges and universities, the scholarship is given to recipients on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Native American healthcare, or tribal public policy; [...]