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Sixty-five students will work closely with Lafayette faculty this summer as EXCEL Scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.

In Lafayette’s distinctive EXCEL Scholars program, students collaborate with faculty members on research projects while earning a stipend.

Twenty-three students will tackle topics in the natural sciences, including analysis of mercury-resistant organisms isolated from Onondaga Lake in New York, amino acids in specific snails, a computer-based tutoring program for computer science and physics courses, and perceptions of physicians by their patients.

Nineteen students will collaborate with faculty on engineering issues, such as innovations in design and construction of sports facilities, color removal from pulp and paper mill effluents, using solar energy for industrial wastewater treatment, the effects of urban sprawl on water quality and biodiversity, and computer-aided tools for digital design.

Fourteen students will work with faculty in the social sciences, covering areas such as the Jamaican economy, comets as harbingers of disaster, the late Hubert H. Humphrey, and the comparative economic well-being of free African-Americans in antebellum Virginia.

Nine students will conduct research on subjects in the humanities, ranging from innovative printmaking technology to early texts of Jonathan Swift’s poems to the victims of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999.

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