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Michael Hezel '14, l-r, Professor Anne Raich, Jason Sheng ’15, and Eduardo Rodriguez '14 with the scissor-element truss-arch

October 30, 2013

Jason Sheng ’15 Explores Engineering Applications of Origami

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By Sean Grim ’14 What do an ancient Chinese lute, engineering design software, and the Japanese art of origami have in common? The link is Zhe “Jason” Sheng ’15 (Dalian, China), a double major in mechanical engineering and music. Through Lafayette’s START initiative and EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research program, Sheng is working with Anne Raich, [...]

Luis Aviles '17 looks at the origami artwork.

October 1, 2013

Photo Gallery: START Initiative Steams Forward

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Earlier this month on the Quad, Lafayette kicked-off STEAM!, a semester-long celebration of origami and its applications in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The event featured performances by the Kathy Kroll Dance and Paper Theatre and Lafayette Dance Company, the construction of an origami kayak, and a display where students could fold their own [...]

Kyle Tucker '14 works in a lab in Kunkel Science Center.

September 20, 2013

Cancer Research is Personal for Kyle Tucker ’14

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For Kyle Tucker ’14 (Los Angeles, Calif.), cancer research allows him to explore multiple fields of science, but it also touches him on a personal level. “I was sixteen years old going into college when I heard that my mother’s breast cancer had returned from remission. It was a numbing experience for me, but I [...]

Gina Pan '14 and Miranda Andretti ’16 with a guard at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in South Korea.

September 20, 2013

Students Study History, Culture, and Politics in South Korea and Japan

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After taking a history course focusing on East Asia, James “J.D.” Moore ’14 (Pittsburgh, Pa.) wanted to learn more. He had the perfect opportunity this summer through the faculty-led, short-term study abroad course Interconnections in Northeast Asia, which brought students to South Korea and Japan. Led by Paul Barclay, associate professor of history and co-chair [...]

Lafayette Lens co-host Kathryn Tanenbaum ’15 during the broadcast taping at PBS

September 4, 2013

Video: Student Broadcasters Shine Lens on Technology and Fracking

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Lafayette Lens, a student-run production created in partnership with WLVT Channel 39, the Lehigh Valley PBS affiliate, aired on PBS. Every aspect of the show was produced by students in the Industry, Strategy, and Policy class, taught by Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of policy studies. It included two 15-minute segments: [...]

Tiffany Phuong ’16; Robert Kurt, associate professor and head of biology; Kofi Boateng ’16; and Chun Wai Liew, associate professor of computer science, work in the lab.

August 29, 2013

First Class of Students Earns Health and Life Sciences Minor

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“It may sound cliché, but I believe the health and life sciences minor chose me and not the other way around,” says Alec Eidelman ’13 (B.S. biochemistry).  “My passion for research, collaboration, communication, and education guided me on my path at Lafayette and I believe that an interdisciplinary approach is the future of problem solving.” [...]

Rameel Sethi '15, l-r, Yih-Choung Yu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Maura Schlussel '15, Lisa Gabel, associate professor of psychology, and Tom Fuller '16 work in the brain-computer interface lab.

August 20, 2013

Students and Faculty Harness the Power of the Mind

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A group of students and faculty is working to give some control back to those who have lost the ability to move. In research that brings together neuroscience and electrical and computer engineering, the team is working on technology that will allow users to control computer applications using their brainwaves. The interdisciplinary project, which has been [...]

Allie Nagurney '16 distributes fresh produce from the “Veggie Van” to Easton residents at the community garden on 10th and Pine streets.

August 20, 2013

Tech Clinic Helps Easton Residents Eat Healthier Food

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If you live in Easton’s West Ward neighborhood, it’s no easy task to run out for a bag of carrots or a head of lettuce or some crisp red apples. For many residents, the closest grocery store where fresh produce is sold is about two miles away, and the corner grocery stores in the neighborhood [...]

Tiffany Phuong ’16; Robert Kurt, associate professor and head of biology; Kofi Boateng ’16; and Chun Wai Liew, associate professor of computer science, work in the lab.

July 12, 2013

Tiffany Phuong ’16 and Kofi Boateng ’16 Combine Biology and Computer Science in Cancer Research

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Research by Tiffany Phuong ’16 (Aldan, Pa.) and Kofi Boateng ’16 (Bronx, N.Y.) this summer is contributing to their goals of becoming doctors and could also help in the fight against cancer. They are working on an interdisciplinary project looking at how the protein MYD88 affects tumor growth with Robert Kurt, associate professor and head of [...]

Ryan Mc Veigh ’13, Nicholas Hepp ’13, and Diana Giulletti ’13 at the intersection of Cattell and High streets as traffic speeds by

July 12, 2013

Students Propose Solutions to Dangerous College Hill Intersection

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Students and College Hill residents agree: The dangerous intersection of Cattell and High streets near the WaWa convenience store crosswalk is a problem. But, what to do about it? Chemical engineering major Diana Giulietti ’13 (Pawcatuck, Conn.) suggested making a “bead” curtain of reflective disks draped over the road as a way to alert drivers to [...]