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Undergraduate Research

Through independent projects, the Senior Program, and summer internships with faculty members, Hamilton provides an increasing number of opportunities for students to engage in significant — often publishable — research at the undergraduate level.

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Robert Knight
Knight’s Photos on Display in N.C. and Chicago

Photographs from Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight’s “In God’s House” project are on display in exhibitions at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, N.C., and the Union Street Gallery in Chicago.  More ...

Hamilton's students at the New York 6 Undergraduate Research Conference at Colgate University.
22 Hamilton Students Present at New York 6 Undergraduate Conference

Twenty-two Hamilton students presented their research at the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium Upstate New York Undergraduate Research Conference, held Sept. 26 at Colgate University.  More ...

The SAA Archaeological Record Cover - Sept. 2015
Field School Featured on Archaeological Record Cover

The Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project, directed by Associate Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale and Visiting Instructor of Anthropology Alissa Nauman, was featured in a photograph on the September cover of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) publication The SAA Archaeological Record. Pictured on the cover is the excavation at a 2,600-year-old pithouse at the project site located in southeastern British Columbia with field school students Anna Arnn ’17, Mariah Walzer ’17 and Michael Graeme (Selkirk College/University of Victoria).    More ...

Bridget Kayitesi ’18 Studies Star Formation as NAC Intern

Bridget Kayitesi ’18 was one of 19 students from across the country selected to spend nine weeks this summer as a National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) intern at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Charlottesville, Va. Kayitesi is an Opportunity Programs student from Uganda.  More ...

Elisabeth MacColl '16
Elisa MacColl ’16 Publishes in Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Elisabeth MacColl ’16 is on a career path that fortuitously started with a Cellular Neurobiology class she took at Hamilton with Professor of Biology Herm Lehman. The latest outcome is her publication of a paper in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. The paper, “Matrix Metalloproteinases as Regulators of Vein Structure and Function Implications in Chronic Venous Disease,” was written by MacColl and the PI Dr. Raouf A. Khalil of Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.  More ...

Lillia McEnaney ’17 Explores Possible Archaeology Career Through Summer Internships

This summer, Lillia McEnaney ’17 split her time excavating a Greek island and making three-dimensional models of stone inscriptions in Macedonia.  McEnaney was a field volunteer at Despotiko, a late archaic to early classical sanctuary to the Greek God Apollo in the middle of the Cycladic islands. She then participated in a field school at a Balkan Heritage Foundation course in Macedonia.  More ...

Alex Hirsu '17
Alex Hirsu ’17 Explores EU Influence on Romanian Corruption

Now back on campus this fall for his junior year Alexandru Hirsu ’17 spent his summer exploring the impact that cooperation with the European Union has had on corruption in Romania through a Levitt Center Summer Research Fellowship. Hirsu, along with the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs Alan Cafruny, will present on their findings during this fall’s Family Weekend.  More ...

Leonard Kilekwang '16 works with mice in the lab.
Leonard Kilekwang ’16 Conducts Independent Research at University of Nairobi

Khat is a plant that is widely used but also widely debated because of its psychostimulant effects. This summer Leonard Kilekwang ’16 researched the effects of khat (also known as miraa) on mice at the department of Medical Physiology at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. His research will provide important results for people and government organizations trying to determine whether khat is safe.  More ...

Henry Kang '17
Henry Kang ’17 Researches Cells to Fight Cancer

Ever since he was a child, Henry Kang ’17 knew that he wanted to go into the medical field. This summer he got his first significant research experience through an internship with the Biomedical and Physical Sciences department at Michigan State University. With financial support from the Class of 1964 Internship Support Fund, Kang joined a team of researchers analyzing cells in the human immune system that can help to fight cancer.  More ...

Front from left: Kathleen Allen ’15, Tina Choinski ’15, Esther Cleary ’15. Back from left: Ben Schafer ’17, Chris Williams ’17, Prof. Max Majireck, Ben Wesley ’16, John Bennett ’16.
Majireck Group Presents at National ACS Conference

Seven students and alumni from the laboratory of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck presented their research in a poster session at the 250th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).  More ...

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