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Student Research

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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Matt Currier '17 and Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik worked together on a 2014 Emerson research project.
Emerson Summer Research Recipients Announced

Recipients of the 2015 Emerson Summer Collaborative Research Grants were recently announced by the Dean of Faculty's office. Created in 1997, the Emerson Foundation Grant program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. Twenty-five Hamilton students and 23 faculty members will be working on the following projects this summer.   More ...

Tsion Tesfaye ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17, Ryan Ong ’16 and Jose Vazquez ’15 at CGI U.
Four Hamilton Students Take Global Stage

Four Hamilton students who have created meaningful projects to address global problems through their work with the Levitt Public Affairs Center had the opportunity to share their ideas on a much larger stage when they were chosen to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in Miami on March 6-8. Ryan Ong ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17, Tsion Tesfaye ’16 and Jose Vazquez ’15  - all of whom are Levitt Social Innovation Fellows or Public Service Interns – were among 1000 college and university students selected to take part in the prestigious conference.  More ...

Kari Koga '15 in the genetics lab in Hamilton's Taylor Science Center.
Kari Koga ’15 Explores Genetics Research

Since the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA in 1953, the study and the understanding of genetics has grown exponentially. Gene therapy, the Human Genome Project, and “designer babies” exhibit the growing interest and relevance of genetics on modern society. Kari Koga ’15, a biology major, has had the opportunity to explore her passion for genetics research for the past three summers with Evolutionary Genomics.  More ...

Mark Oakes, Becca Rees '16, Abby Quirk '16 and Jen Borton.
Psychology Poster Featured at Conference

Professor of Psychology Jen Borton, juniors Becca Rees and Abby Quirk, and Mark Oakes of St. Lawrence University, presented a poster on Feb. 28 at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in Long Beach, Calif.  More ...

Robert Knight
Knight’s Work Featured in MWPAI Exhibition

“Robert Knight: In God’s House,” a collection of photographs and video by Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight, is on display Feb. 24 through Sept. 13 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute (MWPAI) in Utica, N.Y. The exhibition focuses on the adaptation of religious spaces in the Utica area.  More ...

The reactor being built by Ben Wesley  '16 and Prof. Max Majireck.
Ben Wesley ’16 Receives Sigma Xi Grant for Research with Prof. Majireck

Junior biochemistry concentrator Ben Wesley received a Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) award for a proposal titled “Development of a Continuous Flow Reactor for Synthesis of Izidine Alkaloids.” Each year, several hundred to 1000 proposals are submitted to Sigma Xi to fund research-related expenses in many different areas of science.  The award program is highly competitive, and only about 15 percent of applications are funded.    More ...

Catherine Oglevee '15
Catherine Oglevee ’15 Work at Mass General Leads to Published Paper

Many of us have experienced a technological glitch, whether the TV isn’t responding to the remote, or the dishwasher is starting on its own. While such glitches are typically an inconvenience, when the machine has the potential to detect life-threatening medical conditions, the stakes are higher. During her time at Mass General Hospital (MGH) this summer, Catherine Oglevee ’15, a chemistry and mathematics double major, discovered first hand that no matter how advanced a machine may be, none are immune to malfunctions.  More ...

Jacob Wagner '15
Jacob Wagner ’15 Presents at Aquatic Plant Management Society Conference

Jacob Wagner ’15 presented a poster on his thesis work about the effects of copper herbicides on non-target fish at the annual conference of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society, held Jan. 20-22 in  Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Wagner is a biology major.  More ...

Ryan Ong, Sharif Shrestha and Jose Vazquez
Three Students Selected to Attend Clinton Global Initiatives University

Three Hamilton students have been selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) that will take place in March 6-8 at the University of Miami, Florida. Ryan Ong  ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17 and Jose Vazquez ’15  will attend CGI U along with Tsion Tsefaye ’16 who was chosen in November.  More ...

A sketch illustrating James Larson's Smallen Creativity Grant project.
Eight Students Receive Smallen Fund Grants

Eight Hamilton students have received creativity grants from the Steven Daniel Smallen Memorial Fund. The 2014 recipients are Kate Bickmore ’15, Sean-Henry Smith ’15, Lesley Klose ’15, Sawyer Konys ’16, James Larson ’17, Megan O’Sullivan ’15, Caroline Rudd ’16, and Sara Wortman ’15.  More ...

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