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Student Research Spotlight

Liam Thompson 24 and Ellie Walsh 25 worked in the field this summer on dam removal research. (Photo courtesy of David Brandes)

Student Research Spotlight: Well, I’ll be ‘dam’-ed

By Isabella Gaglione, Culture Editor September 8, 2023

This summer, the process of removing obsolete dams in Easton began, opening up a floodgate of research opportunities to students across disciplines. The dams, which were originally built to power mills...

One project Madison Lebish 23 participates in is investigating vernal pools. (Photo courtesy of Madison Lebish 23)

Student Research Spotlight: Two ways Madison Lebish ’23 is saving the planet

By Bernadette Russo, Culture Editor April 21, 2023

With Madison Lebish ‘23 in the world, the planet just might turn out all right.  Lebish is the jack of all trades in the environmental realm at Lafayette, as she juggles two separate research projects...

Last summer, Caitlyn Carr 23 traveled to Italy with professor Eric Hupe to photograph sites for a virtual reality experience. (Photo courtesy of Eric Hupe)

Bringing Italy to College Hill: Virtual reality in art history classrooms

By Madeline Marriott, Culture Editor March 3, 2023

You’re inside the Magi Chapel, staring up at the Renaissance frescoes, boldly colored and intricately detailed. The scene is all-consuming; it surrounds you and pulls you in. Now, take off your virtual...

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...

Over the summer, Sam Semsel 25 studied how presidents utilized music and how that affected their policymaking. (Photo courtesy of Sam Sensel 25)

Student Research Spotlight: Sam Semsel ‘25 explores the musical abilities of U.S. presidents

By Madeline Marriott, Arts & Culture Editor September 2, 2022

From Washington to Clinton, U.S. presidents have a long, hidden history of musical talent and appreciation. Sam Semsel ‘25 spent the summer discovering these skills and more through her research with...

Presley Anderson 22 and Abby Esposito 22 were previously the president and vice president of pep band, respectively. (Photo courtesy of Presley Anderson 22)

Student Artists Spotlight: Presley Anderson ’22, Abby Esposito ’22 formed lasting friendships through Pep Band

By Bernadette Russo, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor May 6, 2022

Presley Anderson ‘22 and Abby Esposito ‘22 bonded through their interest in joining the Pep Band. Four years later, they're the ones running the music group—and they are closer than ever. From...

Professor Mensch and her student researchers have developed a strong connection both in and out of the lab. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Good 22)

Student Research Spotlight: Chemistry Professor Arielle Mensch and students collaborate on microplastic research

By Bernadette Russo, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor February 11, 2022

Chemistry Professor Arielle Mensch and her team of three science-focused women are breaking down barriers in the male-dominated arena of STEM with research on prominent environmental issues. The group...

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