Collaborative, High-Impact Learning
A Lafayette education is about actively exploring interests and making dynamic connections between ideas and among people, locally and globally. Together, students and faculty collaborate beyond traditional academic boundaries to tackle intellectual challenges and solve real-world problems. This high-impact approach to learning propels our graduates to lives of accomplishment.
For Erik Adolfsson ’11, his senior design project taught him a large range of skills that will help him as moves on to his first position as a technical sales associate for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. “I have learned about scheduling tasks, delegating work, and how difficult it is to design a system from [...]
Michelle Mendoza ’11 was drawn to chemical engineering because of a “desire to do something more than be just a scientist. I was attracted to how chemical engineers use chemistry to create products that enrich the day-to-day lives of the consumer.” This past year, Mendoza, who graduated in May, got hands-on experience with product creation [...]
A Flowering Arts Scene: Technology Clinic Is Collaborating with Local Community to Create More Welcoming Public Spaces
By Michele Tallarita ’12 The biggest flower in Easton sprung up in the most unlikely of places. Nestled between brick houses and feet away from the passing cars of Northampton Street in the city’s West Ward, a 16-foot-long flower spreads its petals of white pansies while its yellow center stretches toward the sky. The project [...]
Kelsey Harkness’ goal is to one day make a career out of documentary filmmaking. “Filmmaking is a creative way to share and spread your ideas with other people. I am fascinated by the way documentary film can blur the lines between entertainment and education. I hope to one day make my own contributions to the [...]
For Jacqueline Gowdy ’11, her engineering studies capstone project was so much more than just another assignment. “This project has taught me how to handle things professionally, how to lead a group of my peers, and how to collaborate and cooperate with individuals who think or work differently than myself,” she says. The goal of [...]