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Kaia MIller '18
Kaia Miller ’18 Studying Immune Responses in Fruit Flies

This summer, Kaia Miller ’18 is working in the Silverman lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the Division of Infectious Disease, studying the immune responses and pathways in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies). Her internship is supported by the Sandra Solomon Internship Fund, managed by the Career Center.  More ...

Kassandra Zaila '15 presented at The Allied Genetics Conference on July 14.
Zaila ’15 Presents Thesis Findings at Genetics Conference

Kassandra Zaila ’15 presented at The Allied Genetics Conference 2016 in Orlando, Fla., on July 14. She showcased her senior thesis findings in an oral presentation titled “Diversities of endosymbiotic Rickettsia in the fish parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis.”  More ...

Sophie Gaulkin '17 in Iceland.
The Rocky Ethics of Geological Sampling

Rock coring is an important means of analysis for certain disciplines within geoscience. Unfortunately, it also destroys part of the very record it enables geologists to study. For this reason, geoscientists need a code of ethics to preserve the geological record as much as possible while conducting research. These codes do exist, but Sophia Gaulkin ’17 believes that they are insufficient. This summer, she is using an Emerson Grant to research the current state of the ethics of geological sampling and propose a new code of conduct.  More ...

Angel Pichardo,Suxian (Suzy) Lin,Katherine (Katie) Guzzetta, Abbas A. Khan.
Bio. Research Provides Cultural Experience Abroad

Biology majors Abbas Khan’18, Suxian (Suzy) Lin’18, and Angel Pichardo’17, along with biochemistry major Katherine (Katie) Guzzetta’18 spent the summer exploring the application of nanoparticles in biotechnology at the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan. The research is under the supervision of Associate Professor of Biology Wei-Jen Chang and in collaboration with Professor Zung-Hang Wei’s mechanical engineering lab at NTHU. In addition to the academic challenge, the research group has described the experience as a cultural adventure.  More ...

A Work that Crosses Boundaries

As a creative writing and archeology double major with a passion for art, Petra Elfström ’18 was able to combine her interests and put them into practice this summer through research funded by the Digital Humanities Initiatives (DHi). Elfström is making an educational film focusing on the archaeological practices of the Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project (SNAP). Elfström is advised by Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale and Janet Simons, co-director of the DHi.  More ...

From left, Jaclyn Zingman ’18, Barbara Singhakiat ’17, Leah Pranschke ’17.
Psychology Majors Explore Self-Esteem and Ego Threat

This summer, psychology majors Barbara Singhakiat ’17, Leah Pranschke ’17 and Jaclyn Zingman ’18 are conducting social psychology research under the supervision of Professor of Psychology Jennifer Borton. Their work examines reductions in working memory following ego threat in people with defensive self-esteem.  More ...

Mariah Walzer '17
Old Times, New Research: Examining Lithic Artifacts

Mariah Walzer ’17, an archaeology major, spent this summer analyzing the lithic artifacts recovered from 2015 field school at the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village in British Columbia. The research is supervised by Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale.  More ...

Olivia Surgent '17 at this year's Autism Walk.
Surgent ’17 Sets Sights on Career in Autism Research

Some students enroll at Hamilton undecided as to their academic path; others know exactly what track they want to pursue. Olivia Surgent ’17 is in the latter group.  She’s been interested in neuroscience, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), since middle school when she began teaching swim lessons to children on the spectrum. This summer Surgent is advancing on that path as an intern at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior in Madison, Wisc.  The center specializes in understanding neurological functions of children with developmental disorders such as ASD.    More ...

Anna Arnn '17
Take One More Step

This summer Anna Arnn ’17, an archaeology concentrator, took her research from last year a step further. Under the advisement of Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale, Arnn studied faunal remains and animal bones that were collected during a previous field trip.  More ...

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Two Students Win Adirondack Council Writing Contest

Two Hamilton College students won first and second prize in the Wilderness Writing Contest sponsored by the Adirondack Council this spring.  They were selected based on letters to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in which they expressed reasons why the state should expand the High Peaks Wilderness Area.   More ...

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