Neuroscience

Ana Drehwing '13 at Zion National Park

July 12, 2011

A Living Laboratory: Students Explore the Geology of the American Southwest

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This summer, Drew Williams ’14 (Collegeville, Pa.) had a birthday he’ll never forget. He and a group of 19 other students got up at 4:30 a.m. to watch the sunrise at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah and then hiked in 98-degree weather through slot canyons. They ended the day with a snowball fight on [...]

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June 24, 2011

Grasping the Point: Zhao Xin Yin ’13 Presents Research on Computerized Glove at International Conference

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Zhao Xin Yin ’13 (Shijiazhuang, China) has a futuristic vision for the research he is conducting on a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior. “With the gloves, we can acquire 10 channels of commands through each finger contact, and if we combine this with touch-screen technologies  – which hardly allow multi-point contact — [...]

Students and villagers work on a 5,900-gallon water storage tank.

June 3, 2011

Engineering Work in Rural Honduras Gives Students Fresh Perspectives on Life on College Hill and Beyond

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When he was a first-year student, Juan Hernandez ’13 (Vineland, N.J.) remembers receiving tons of emails soliciting new members for student clubs and organizations. The one from the student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) really caught his eye, and after learning more about its work in Honduras, he signed up. “I was not an [...]

Professor Alan Childs and Lauren Howland '11

May 13, 2011

Lauren Howland ’11 Is a Leader on Campus and in the Classroom

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When a task comes easily, some say, “It’s not brain surgery.” Lauren Howland ’11 (Vestal, N.Y.) moves so effortlessly between activities, she makes handling any task look simple—and the neuroscience major may even be a brain surgeon someday. While president of Lafayette Activities Forum, Howland helped orchestrate one of the most successful spring concerts on [...]

Lafayette College

May 2, 2011

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the [...]

Natalia Ibanez ’10

April 4, 2011

Natalia Ibanez ’10 Receives Research Fellowship from National Institutes of Health

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                Natalia Ibanez ’10 has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award, which provides the opportunity to spend two years performing full-time research at the NIH. It is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in a scientific field or an [...]

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March 18, 2011

Studying the Mind: Oechsle Hall Provides Top-Notch Facilities for Neuroscience and Psychology

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Oechsle Hall is a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility for neuroscience and psychology. The building provides 45,000 square feet of space on four levels for students and faculty, including classrooms, teaching laboratories, faculty-student research laboratories, faculty offices, and student meeting areas. An animal research area, observation rooms, multimedia seminar rooms, a large lecture hall, computers, [...]

Professor Elaine Reynolds

March 18, 2011

Biology Professor Elaine Reynolds Shows Students the Marvels of the Brain

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Elaine Reynolds is known as the Flywoman on campus, a reference that applies to her winged subjects of choice for student research experiments. But it could just as well pertain to the appearance of perpetual motion this biology professor exudes both in and out of the classroom. Reynolds, who recently shaved her head to raise [...]

Jacobi Cunningham '03

February 25, 2011

Jacobi Cunningham ’03 Explores Therapeutic Drugs as Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Although the path at Lafayette was circuitous for Jacobi Cunningham ’03, it led him to just the spot where he wanted to be. After completing his Ph.D. in pharmacology at Boston University School of Medicine, he recently became a post-doctoral fellow with the life sciences department of Alkermes, a pharmaceutical company in Waltham, Mass. His [...]

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February 10, 2011

Ryan Willen ’12 Receives Capital One Academic All-District II Basketball Honors

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Starting forward Ryan Willen ’12 (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District II men’s basketball team. A neuroscience major with a 3.30 GPA, Willen is averaging 10.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Willen has 905 career points and 380 rebounds, looking to become the 37th player in Lafayette history [...]