Brigit Humphreys ’21 at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Montana.

If you’ve been away from Hamilton’s news site this summer you’ve missed a lot!  Many students kept academics at the top of their summer “To-Do” list by collaborating on research projects with faculty. Others explored possible careers through internships supported by the College. See some highlights below and read news stories about other student summer research and internships.

Research projects

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From left, Professor Aaron Strong chats with Pauline Santry '21, Lucille Kline '22, and Emely Chacon '22 at the Hamilton Reservoir.
Catherine Ryczek '21
Catherine Ryczek '21 next to the ultra high vacuum system that she used for her low energy electron diffration experiments at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin.
  • Barry M. Goldwater scholar Katherine Ryczek ’21 spent her summer in Germany working with Assistant Professor of Physics Kristen Burson and a team of physicists from around the world at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin. Ryczek collected and analyzed low energy electron diffraction (LEED) data, a process which enabled her and her fellow researchers to learn more about the structure of materials.
  • Under adviser Associate Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons, Maggie Ryan ’21 worked on an Emerson project that investigates non-commutative algebra – a type of algebra that can help solve one-way information problems and has applications in quantum physics.
Alex Cook '20
Alex Cook '20
Savannah Kelly ’21
Savannah Kelly ’21
  • Savannah Kelly ’21 conducted a Levitt Center research project on the effects of the Guatemala-Belize border dispute on Belize’s indigenous communities.


MPH Craig Engert ’21
Craig Engert ’21 slaps five with Mr. Potato Head outside Hasbro headquarters.

In all, 200 Hamilton students conducted research or completed an internship supported by the College. Visit the news site throughout the academic year to read more about student and faculty research, publications, and student career-related experiences.

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