Cross-Train Your Brain
Solutions to the world’s challenges happen where ideas and specialties intersect. Lafayette prepares multidimensional leaders. Intellectual cross-training and the skills it brings define our students and graduates. The ability to combine your interests and collaborate with others across fields makes a Lafayette education especially powerful. Individual students and multi-disciplinary teams combine academic fields in classes, research, and community-based projects locally and globally.
By Michele Tallarita ’12 Students in Mark Crain’s political economy course are taking two big topics to the airwaves this semester by producing a broadcast for local television. The students are at work on the second edition of Lafayette Lens, a 30-minute program that will air on WLVT Channel 39, the PBS affiliate in the […]
By Michele Tallarita ’12 This summer, an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty worked with residents of Lomitas, Honduras, to help improve stormwater drainage in the village, which experiences regular flooding. The project is part of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project (EEGLP), with funding from the National Science Foundation International Research Experience for […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]