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Nick Brewer '14
Nick Brewer ’14 Researches People's Ability to Detect Lies

Recent studies have found that the average American lies 11 times a week.  It is, of course, possible to tell a lie that goes undetected or, alternatively, to be accused of lying when innocent.  With the help of Stuart Hirshfield, the Stephen Harper Kirner Professor of Computer Sciences, Nick Brewer ’14 is researching how well people detect lies and accept truths.  More ...

Monique St. Jarre, standing third from right, at an event for World Day Against Child Labor.  At center in chair is Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, who is supporting a bill for the group.
Monique St. Jarre ’15 Focuses on Child Labor Legislation

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there are 215 million child laborers in the world, working on farms and in factories rather than receiving an education.  This summer, Monique St. Jarre ’15 is interning at the National Consumer League (NCL), an organization based in Washington, D.C., that addresses this social injustice and advocates for stricter child labor laws.  More ...

Kristine Oren '14
Kristine Oren ’14 Interns at Department of Justice

The American public frequently hears about corruption among politicians. This summer, Kristine Oren ’14 was an intern at the Department of Justice (DOJ), helping in their efforts to crack down on those offenses. With support from the Katharine Eckman ’09 Fund, she is interning with the Public Integrity Section of the DOJ, which prosecutes crime among public officials.  More ...

Alicia Rost '15
Alicia Rost ’15 Is Summer Intern at Two Maine Non-Profits

Many Hamilton students are hard at work at fascinating internships this summer. A few even managed to do two. Alicia Rost ’15 is going above the call of duty to give back to her community by interning with two non-profit organizations: The Maine Hunger Initiative and the Environmental Health Strategy Center. Her work this summer is made possible by support from the Joseph F. Anderson ’44 Internship Fund.  More ...

John DeGuardi '16 isolates isotopes to determine the age of a black shale sample.
John DeGuardi ’16 Analyzes Black Shale

John DeGuardi ’16 is a chemistry major but spent two months this summer working out the age of Woody Island Siltstone, an unusual black shale found in Tasmania, Australia. He and Adrien Hilmy ’13 were awarded a Dickson-Rodgers summer research stipend and worked in a high tech laboratory at the University of Houston.  More ...

Kara Shannon '14
Kara Shannon '14 Pursues Interest in Pediatric Dentistry With Internship

Kara Shannon ’14 has never feared going to the dentist. On the contrary, she grew up with an interest in dentistry, inspired by her father, who is a pediatric dentist. This summer, she is exploring her career interest through an internship at the Family & Pediatric Dental Center of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Providence, R.I.  More ...

Nathaniel Lanman '15
Abandoned Utica School is Inspiration for Collaborative Project

An abandoned building can hold many memories, and Utica’s Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School may hold more than most. Since closing in 1992, the school has stood in disrepair, but people in the surrounding area still have strong memories of its role in the community.  With funding from the Emerson Foundation, Nathaniel Lanman ‘15 is compiling a collection of creative writing about the school, which a group of students will later use in writing a script for a theater performance.  More ...

Jacob Davidson '15, left, and Andrew Morrison '14.
Physics Students Engaged in National Research Project

Four fundamental forces - gravity, electricity, the strong force and the weak force - control all of the subatomic interactions that exist in our universe. The strong force dictates interactions between molecules in a nucleus while the weak force governs the process of radioactive decay.  The scientific community currently understands the first three forces well, but obtaining knowledge about the weak force has challenged physics researchers for decades. Andrew Morrison ’14 and Jacob Davidson ’15 are contributing to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) aCORN Project, to gain a better understanding of the weak force.  More ...

Rachael Wilkin '16 and Shea Crockett '15 interned with Venue 13 at the Fringe theatre festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Shea Crockett ’15 and Rachael Wilkin ’16 Intern in Scotland

Through the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Shea Crockett ’15 and Rachael Wilkin ’16 spent the summer in Edinburgh, Scotland, working as members of the college’s Venue 13 staff at the Fringe theatre festival.  More ...

Adriana Fracchia '14
The Fall of Greece and the Rise of the Golden Dawn

Adriana Fracchia ’14 spent last summer in Pachio Amos, Greece, assisting in an archaeological excavation and producing topographical maps of the site, an ancient village on the island of Crete. While in Greece, her interest was piqued in the Golden Dawn, a controversial political group. This summer she's researching the rising power of the Golden Dawn.  More ...

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