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Bret Turner '13
N.Y. Times Features Bret Turner ’13

In its quarterly Education Life section published on Aug. 4, The New York Times featured Bret Turner ’13 and his goal of interviewing every faculty member on campus about their research. According to the article, by the time he graduated, he had spoken with 200 of 223 faculty members, a half-hour to an hour each.  More ...

Julia Gelissen ’14, Allison Hall ’14, Allison Reeder ’14, Alice Grant ’14 and Jennifer Kim ’14
Pre-Med Students Gain Clinical Experience

Five Hamilton students who plan careers in medicine are gaining valuable clinical experience working directly with patients at the Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains, N.Y. Julia Gelissen ’14, Allison Hall ’14, Allison Reeder ’14, Alice Grant ’14 and Jennifer Kim ’14 have been working as nurses’ assistants at the hospital since the end of May.  More ...

Rob Clayton, left, and Daniel Lichtenauer, remove a sample syringe containing bacteria samples from Green Lake.
Student Researchers Probe Unique Ecosystem of Green Lake

Hamilton College is situated roughly 30 miles from Green Lake, a rare meromictic lake in Onondaga Country.  This lake is considered special due to the segregated nature of its water and multiple base layers of sediment that have remained preserved over the past thousands of years.  This summer, Kevin Boettger ’14 and Matt Brzustoski ’15 studied the lake with Associate Professor of Biology Michael McCormick to identify its unique characteristics and features.  More ...

Ellen Esterhay '14
Ellen Esterhay ’14 Interns with U. S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

As one of the original 10 standing committees of the Senate, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a permanent panel that develops and influences U.S. foreign policy.  For six weeks this summer, Ellen Esterhay ’14 interned with this panel, which supports, debates and challenges treaties and policies from both the president and secretary of state.  Working on Capitol Hill in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Esterhay saw first-hand how foreign policy is developed.  More ...

Austin Heath '15
Grasping Infinity

Studying the concept of infinity can be a daunting task, particularly because it requires approaching the idea from different perspectives. This summer Austin Heath ’15 is taking on that challenge by studying perceptions of infinity within three distinct fields. In his Emerson Foundation project, “Grasping Infinity: Philosophical, Mathematical, and Spiritual Conceptions of Boundlessness,” he is working with advisor John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy Richard Werner to trace the development of human analysis of infinity.  More ...

Krista Hesdorfer '14
The State of Civic Education

Civic engagement is essential to a community’s well-being and can be defined, in part, by citizen participation in after school programs, volunteer opportunities and political causes.  However, the availability of these opportunities differs between high- and low- income areas.  Krista Hesdorfer ’14 is examining the correlation between civic learning and the growing income-based achievement gaps in the U. S. with Director of the Education Studies Program Susan Mason.  More ...

Crystal Kim '15
Crystal Kim ’15 Examines Korean Fever for Education

Crystal Kim ’15 grew up in America with South Korean parents, and she was often struck by the difference between her American education and her Korean upbringing. Upon realizing that education is a central part of Korean culture, she decided that she needed to gain a better understanding of Korea and of her own heritage. She is taking advantage of the summer to do just that with an Emerson Foundation grant working with Director of the Education Studies Program Susan Mason.  More ...

Abby Martin '14 in Kenya.
Abby Martin '14 Capitalizes on Kenya Semester to Intern at VOA's Africa Health Network

During her semester in Kenya, Abby Martin ’14 saw first-hand the effects of many terrible diseases, which strengthened her resolve to become a doctor and motivated her to learn more about health issues in Africa. This summer, she is furthering those goals through an internship with The Africa Health Network at Voice of America, a government news organization that broadcasts abroad.  More ...

Hillary Kolodner '14 with a Senegalese child at the community center.
Hillary Kolodner ’14 Interning at Senegal Community Center

After studying abroad in Melbourne, Australia, Hillary Kolodner ’14 knew she wanted to spend more time outside the United States.  She chose to work for Taxawu Suñuy Xales, a community center in Yoff, Senegal.  Started by the Belgian non-governmental organization (NGO) Afractie, the center opened in 2002.  More ...

Bennett Heussler '15
The Physics of Sound

Most people are aware that blowing across the top of a bottle produces a tone, or driving on the highway with an open sunroof yields uncomfortably loud turbulence.  The physics behind daily occurrences similar to these regularly go unnoticed, but not so by Bennett Heussler ’15.  He decided to study what causes these sounds and to reexamine previous experiments related to these observations.  More ...

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