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The conference helped students connect to over 100 engineering companies. (Photo courtesy of Emily Mastroly 25)

Women in engineering conference inspires female engineers

By Grace Hubler, Contributing Writer November 3, 2023

Women within Lafayette’s engineering program got the chance to learn and network at the WE23 conference held in Los Angeles last week. “It’s usually a three-day conference,” Grace Brokenshire...

Silent Skies was created by Serotonin Creative Consultancy. (Photo by Upendra Pandey 23)

‘Silent Skies’ tells soaring story of electric plane flyover

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor April 28, 2023

Last year’s Rivalry Game made history — not because of who won, but because it was the backdrop to the world’s first crewed electric airplane stadium flyover. “Silent Skies: The First Electric...

LaFarms greenhouse officially opened in January and has enabled cooperation with researchers. (Photo courtesy of @lafayettecollegefarm on Instagram)

LaFarm greenhouse spawns spotted lanternfly mitigation research

By Kristen Vincent, Assistant Culture Editor March 24, 2023

Spotted lanternflies have plagued Lafayette's campus and the Lehigh Valley as an invasive species since September 2014, wreaking havoc on the biodiversity of the area. However, a study of spotted lanternflies...

The Best Overall Hack Award was given to a team that made a website centered on mental health. (Photo courtesy of Anjeliqe Martinez 24)

Students take a byte out of 24-hour hackathon

By Paige Mathieu, Contributing Writer February 24, 2023

Most people would balk at the task of creating a functional piece of software or hardware in only 24 hours — but during last weekend's hackathon, six teams of students accomplished just that. The...

Students could find a number of sustainability-related Easter eggs among the clues in SEESs escape room.

Escaping Acopian: SEES celebrates Engineers Week with sustainable escape room

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor February 24, 2023

This week, students packed their bags and trekked north in search of a Lafayette alum who went missing while studying polar ice caps. The search parties didn’t require parkas or survival gear, however...

Lafayette students and faculty visited the UN to hear the stories of women in STEM. (Photo courtesy of Olivia Zoretic 24)

Students attend United Nations conference for women in STEM

By Elisabeth Seidel, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

In the early hours of the morning last Friday, a group of 40 Lafayette students and faculty piled into a bus and made the drive to New York City to attend the eighth International Day of Women and Girls...

Engineering Science 303 students researched ways to make Metzgar Fields more sustainable. (Photo courtesy of David Brandes)

Integrative engineering students unveil Metzgar revitalization plan

By Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor December 9, 2022

Lafayette’s integrative engineering students are using their expertise to improve campus climate initiatives. Along with civil and environmental engineering professor David Brandes, the students of Engineering...

Research by Padmanabh Kaushik 25 attempts to use video games to diagnose dyslexia in children. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Communications)

Student Research Spotlight: Padmanabh Kaushik ’25 works to detect dyslexia with computer game

By Kendal Davis and Elisabeth Seidel December 9, 2022

In the electrical and computer engineering department, Padmanabh Kaushik '25 and a team of researchers are working to help develop a world where disorders like dyslexia can be diagnosed through an online...

Psychology professor Susan Wenze is one of 21 to receive the Fulbright Portugal Scholar Award. (Photo courtesy of Susan Wenze)

Psychology professor Susan Wenze receives Fulbright grant to research postpartum mental health in Portugal

By Isabella Gaglione, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor October 21, 2022

Associate professor of psychology Susan Wenze’s worldview changed after she took an introductory psychology course during her undergraduate years. Now, as a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award,...

Board members from the Women+ in Physics Club demonstrated magnets and light diffraction to the shoppers at Easton Farmers Market last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Tempkin 24)

Women+ in Physics Club wows Easton community with scientific demonstrations

By Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor October 21, 2022

Lafayette’s Women+ in Physics Club treated shoppers to a scientific extravaganza at last weekend’s Easton Farmers’ Market as part of their community outreach efforts. The demonstrations at the...

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