Class of 2012

Yue "Luna" Yuan ’12, third from left, and Michael Klemens ’12, red and white striped shirt, in Egypt

November 4, 2011

Michael Klemens ’12 and Luna Yuan ’12 Learn Entrepreneurship While Working in Egypt

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This summer, Michael Klemens ’12 and Yue “Luna” Yuan ’12 got a taste of what it takes to create their own business through LearnServe Egypt, an exchange program that promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, and cross-cultural understanding in American and Egyptian college students.  Over the course of the six-week summer program, students formed teams and drafted business plans [...]

Elliott Mitchell-Colgan ’12, left, and Thomas Benjamin ’12 work on their prototype.

November 4, 2011

Students Design Portable Hydroelectric Power System for Severe Floods and Storms

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When severe floods and storms knock out the electricity, the effects can range from a mild nuisance to the devastating inability to help victims reach safety and save lives. In those situations, there is one resource in spades — water. Thomas Benjamin ’12 (Norristown, Pa.), a double major in chemical engineering and government & law, and Elliott [...]

John Gentile '12 on the mound

November 2, 2011

John Gentile ’12 and Kevin McKernan ’98 Connect through Baseball and Internship

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What does John Gentile ’12, co-captain of the Lafayette baseball team, think is the best part of the game? That it’s unpredictable.  “Once the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand,” Gentile says, “you never know what’s going to happen.” Gentile (Downingtown, Pa) would know.  He’s been playing baseball since he was six years old and is [...]

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October 28, 2011

Spotted on Campus With … Sarah Welsh-Huggins ’12

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Civil engineering major and cross country team captain Sarah Welsh-Huggins ’12 (Columbus, Ohio) discusses studying in Spain, her research on earthquake engineering, and helping others achieve their goals.   What do you enjoy about your major? I chose Lafayette because I wanted the chance to study abroad as an engineer. It can be difficult to [...]

Students and villages work on the slow sand filters.

October 14, 2011

Engineers Without Borders Pays It Forward through Latest Trip to Honduras to Install Water-Delivery System

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A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Juan Puerta ’12 is acutely aware of the problems rural communities face in Latin America, particularly the lack of potable water. His involvement with Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is his way of expressing gratitude for the opportunities he’s had. The chapter has been working for a number [...]

Felix Hutchison ’12 and Yue (Luna) Yuan ’12

October 14, 2011

Grand Challenges: Yue Yuan ’12 and Felix Hutchison ’12 Build Electrical Models to Mimic the Human Brain

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What if the breakthrough treatment for Alzheimer’s disease isn’t in a pill but in a computer? What if a paralysis victim could operate an electronic device just using the power of the mind? These are questions that Yue “Luna” Yuan ’12 (Wuhan, China), a mechanical engineering and policy studies dual major, and Felix Hutchison ’12 (Plainsboro, [...]

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October 3, 2011

Michael Leff ’07 Creates Website with Support of Entrepreneurial Mentor Jim Fisher ’77

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In your favorite city looking for a restaurant with fusion cuisine or a bar specializing in tropical martinis? The new website barHappy.com has the answers. The brainchild of Michael Leff ’07, barHappy.com is a guide to restaurants and bars in 18 major cities across the country. It features not only the name and location of [...]

Meghan Baker ’07 and Rebecca Heslin ’12 at Fox News

September 23, 2011

Students Have ‘Amazing, Truly Life-Changing Experiences’ through Intern Scholars Program

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Six students learned the ins and outs of the working world this summer, with the assistance of alumni, through the Bob Beane ’58 Intern Scholars Program. “This summer has been filled with amazing, truly life-changing experiences,” says Michelle Mariconda ’12 (Wayne, N.J.), an anthropology and sociology major who worked at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). [...]

Gregory Allis ’12, right, did an independent study on sustainable stadium design, with David Veshosky, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

September 23, 2011

Building a Better Stadium: Gregory Allis ’12 Studies Sustainable Building for Sports Facilities

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There’s nothing like a football game.  The clatter of helmets, the roar of the crowd—America’s favorite sport has a lot to love.  But some things, like the buzz of electric lights or the massive quantities of steel and concrete holding up those nosebleed seats, can wreak havoc on the environment. That’s where Gregory Allis ’12 [...]

Shannon Cannizzaro ’12 in Madrid

September 23, 2011

Students Soak Up Art and Culture of Spain through Rothkopf Scholars Program

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Each time Shannon Cannizzaro ’12 (Verona, N.J.) looks at her favorite painting, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, she notices something different. This spring, she had the chance to study the masterpiece depicting the bombing of the Basque city during the Spanish Civil War from only inches away. Cannizzaro spent two weeks studying the art and culture of [...]