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Turner Trapp '15
How Mathematical Logarithms Aided the Royal Navy

Mathematical logarithms and history might seem unrelated to one another, but this summer Turner Trapp ’15 is conducting interdisciplinary research into the role mathematical developments have in history. In his Emerson Foundation project, “The Discovery of Logarithms, Their Application to Ballistics, and Their Role in the Royal Navy’s Rise to Dominance in the Age of Sail,” he is working with Professor of History Kevin Grant to examine how the development of logarithms relates to England’s rise to naval dominance.  More ...

Candice McCardle '15 poses in Chinatown near her internship at The Chinese-American Planning Council.
Candice McCardle ’15 Helps Chinese-American Community in NYC

Working as a grant writer this summer, Candice McCardle ’15 is helping the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) raise funds to support the many services they offer.  From youth and senior services to day care programs, the CPC benefits the community in New York City’s Chinatown.  More ...

From left John McGuinnis, Andy Chen, Professor Todd Rayne and Zachary Pilson
Levitt Research Group Developing New Energy-Generating Models

Andy Chen ’16, John McGuinnis ’16 and Zachary Pilson ’16 are applying the science behind a survivalist water-collecting technique to develop an alternative energy-generating device. With a Levitt Research Group Grant, the team is utilizing a method similar to solar stills to generate energy from falling condensation.  More ...

Claire Zurlo '14
What Would Jefferson Do?

In speeches and debates, contemporary politicians often relate their values back to the principles of America’s founding fathers. However, how well they actually represent those ideals is disputable. In her Emerson Foundation project, “What Would Jefferson Do? The Jeffersonian Ideal and Modern Day Environmental Policy,” Claire Zurlo ’14 is examining how Thomas Jefferson’s political philosophy relates to today’s environmentalism.  More ...

Nicholas Anastasi '15
Nicholas Anastasi ’15 Sifts Through Policies on Oil Sands

Many Hamilton students consider themselves environmentally conscious and aware of the consequences of putting profits ahead of environmental conservation.  Oil extraction, whether it is from shale deposits, sea floors or sands, can threaten natural habitats and introduce environmental pollutants. This summer, Nicholas Anastasi ‘15 is researching government transparency and rhetoric surrounding oil sand development in Alberta, Canada.  More ...

Rosmery Rodriguez '15 works with a child at her internship at The New England Center for Children.
Rosmery Rodriguez ’15 is Intern at New England Center for Children

The New England Center for Children (NECC), a school for children diagnosed with autism, has a long-standing close relationship with Hamilton College.  NECC was founded by Hamilton alumnus, Vincent Strully Jr. ’69, who serves as chief executive officer. Each semester, students interested in education and psychology work and take courses there as part of Hamilton’s cooperative education program, managed by James L. Ferguson Professor of Psychology Jonathan Vaughan.  Rosmery Rodriguez ’15 is interning as a full-time teacher with the Center’s students this summer.  More ...

Sharon Yam '16
Sharon Yam ’16 Interns With Educational Firm

Many Hamilton students do not begin serious internship experiences until their sophomore or junior years. However, through a program called First Year Forward, 33 first-year students are working with the Career Center to participate in workshops throughout the academic year and complete career-related experience the summer following their first year at Hamilton. One such student is Sharon Yam ’16, who is interning with an education firm, Independent Placements.  More ...

John Boudreau '14 at Williamstown's Clark Art Institute.
Boudreau ’14 Savors the Art of History at Clark Museum

John Boudreau ’14, a history major, never expected to be an expert on art history. However, working as a communications intern at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute this summer has provided him a detailed knowledge of painters such as Winslow Homer. Boudreau has also been able to develop his writing skills and gain experience toward possible careers in curatorial work or journalism. His internship is supported by the Richard and Patsy Couper fund.  More ...

Heather Krieger '14, right, makes breakfast smoothies for children at Rosie's Theater Kids in New York City.
Reforming School Food with Red Rabbit

With tight budgets and even tighter refrigeration space, some schools find serving fresh meals to be a challenge.  The current state of school meals is an issue of concern, but one company is providing nutritious alternative options. Heather Krieger ’14 is interning this summer for Red Rabbit, a company providing New York City schools with farm fresh, healthy and sustainable food options.  More ...

Meghan O'Sullivan '15, center, works with refugees Hnin Ko, from Thailand, left, and Pawser Soe, from Burma, in Kirner-Johnson.
Meghan O’Sullivan ’15 Helps Give Voice to Refugee Women

For Meghan O’Sullivan ’15, immigration is not just an abstract policy issue. This summer, as part of the Kirkland Summer Associates Program, she is pursuing a research project, “Oral Expression of Refugee Women.” Her goal is to create a podcast that gives some insight into the first-hand experience of the refugee women who have come to Utica, N.Y.  More ...

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