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April 13, 2015

Frankenstein 2029: Academic Fusion, Audacious Theater

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Geodata app

February 1, 2015

Geology Measurements? There’s an App for That

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During record-low temperatures in 2009, Sean Murphy ’11 struggled to concentrate while transcribing notes from his small field notebook to computer when his Structural Geology class traveled to Sheep Mountain, Wyoming. Shivering in his room after a long day in the field, he thought, “There must be an app for this.” Thanks to an innovative […]

EEGLP in Kentucky

September 12, 2014

Mapping Assets: Students Help Kentucky Nonprofit Maximize Strengths

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They call it “Appalachian humanness,” the close-knit camaraderie and accepting attitude of people from the Appalachian region in eastern Kentucky. Or as Natalie Nollan ’17 says, “People in Appalachia accept you from any walk of life and are able to articulate an aspect of humanness we haven’t experienced anywhere else.” Nollan, a double major in anthropology […]

Hailey Votta ’15, Brian Skalla ’16, Erika Hernandez ’17, Professor Michael McGuire, and Professor Laurie Caslake work with the dust measuring apparatus in Acopian Engineering Center.

September 12, 2014

Dangerous Dust: Team Explores Biodegradable Treatment for Unpaved Roads

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A fraction of dust seven times smaller in diameter than an average human hair can cause significant consequences both to the environment and human health. The EPA classifies the dust, known as PM10, as a key air pollutant and identifies travel along unpaved roads as the largest anthropogenic source of PM10. An interdisciplinary research team is […]

STEM Camp

August 13, 2014

Students Teach Grade-Schoolers about Science, Technology, and Art

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Last week, more than 60 fourth-sixth graders from throughout the Lehigh Valley were exposed to the various STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields through interactive, hands-on activities led by Lafayette students and faculty. Funded in part by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to infuse arts throughout the curriculum, this year’s annual camp added […]

Voices of South Africa

July 25, 2014

Voices of South Africa: Students Study History of Colonialism and Apartheid

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“Nelson Mandela died on Dec. 5, 2013, less than a month before we arrived in South Africa,” says Kathy Delsener ’14, who was part of an interim-abroad course there early this year. “I will never forget seeing all of the memorials in various cities decorated in flowers,” she says. “Many of them had inspirational words, […]

Scott Kovacs, Allie Torru '16, Zeke Zelker, Samantha Potoczak ’16, and James Moore ’14 and film for The Billboard Project in Downtown Easton.

July 25, 2014

Students Help Pioneer “New Media” Storytelling

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Independent filmmaking is a tough business, but Scott Kovacs (Tannersville, Pa.) loves it. He is interning with Easton filmmaker Zeke Zelker on The Billboard Project, a multi-platform storytelling experience that includes a web series, interactive play, and feature film. Samantha Potoczak ’16 (Avon Lake, Ohio), a double major in international affairs and film & media […]

Madison Murray ’16 prepares a piece for framing.

June 18, 2014

It’s Alive! The Arts, Science, and Engineering Combine in Frankenstein 2029

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Ben Williamson ’16 was searching for something big, a project that would allow him to explore his passion for graphic design and digital photography. Ed Kerns, Eugene H. Clapp II ’36 Professor of Art, had the answer: Frankenstein 2029. Co-produced by Kerns and Suzanne Westfall, professor of English/theater and interim director of the arts, Frankenstein 2029 involves over […]

The design team with its prototype.

June 18, 2014

Skiing on Pavement?

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An interdisciplinary team works to develop skis that could be used year round Wouldn’t it be fun to ski when there’s no snow outside? A team of economics and mechanical engineering majors worked to develop a product that would recreate the feeling of skiing on terrain available year-round. The “Free Ski” represents an open-ended design […]

The world becomes a blur as the car picks up speed.

May 13, 2014

Student Team Receives Three First-Place Awards at International Race Car Competition

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An interdisciplinary student team took home three first-place honors for its high-performance race car at the Formula SAE Collegiate Design Series May 14-17 at Michigan International Speedway. Lafayette competed against 120 teams from colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad, including Brown, Duke, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Lehigh, Penn State, Purdue, Rochester Institute of Technology, U.S. […]