Research and New Books Archive

While the primary job of professors at residential liberal arts colleges is teaching, many are noted researchers and scholars as well – and incorporate their scholarly work into the learning experience of their students.
Students find unique opportunities to do their own research, guided by faculty mentors, and many are also nationally recognized for their achievements. As alumni, they continue to demonstrate the benefits of studying at a residential liberal arts college, making names for themselves in high-level research and publications.


Three students named Rossing Physics Scholars

Kevin Dalla Santa ’14, Rebecca Gobel ’14, and Leah Roth ’14 will each receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Foundation through the Rossing Fund for Physics Education Endowment.

Originally posted: May 31, 2013

NSF Grant to Fund New Alloy Development

Harvey Mudd College has received a National Science Foundation grant to support international undergraduate research toward the development of stronger metallic alloys.

Originally posted: May 30, 2013

Graduate student researches impact of free periods on learning

When Amanda Jordan, who is earning her master’s in counseling this spring, needed a topic for her action research project, she drew on her role as a counseling intern at Grant High School for inspiration.

Originally posted: May 30, 2013

BIOS-STEM Students Find Success at Susquehanna

When the first group of BIOS-STEM students arrived on campus for a week of orientation in June, they were introduced to the biology faculty, each other and life at Susquehanna. They also received their first taste of the many opportunities available to them through the BIOS program.

Originally posted: May 24, 2013

A Gift to Support Humanities Students’ Research

A $5,000 gift from Assistant Professor of German and Comparative Literature Alicia E. Ellis and artist and former visiting faculty member David H. Munson will be used to establish Hampshire College’s new Humanities Research Book Grant.

Originally posted: May 14, 2013

Carleton College Student Earns Davis Projects for Peace Grant

Sarah Hooker ’13, a triple major in economics, political science, and international relations, along with a concentration in political economy, will utilize the grant to work with a group of low-income urban farmers in São Paulo, Brazil.

Originally posted: May 14, 2013

Battling fears of “others”

Michelle Van Akin ’13 has a lofty goal – to battle the effects of xenophobia (or the fear of foreigners) on refugees in their countries of asylum.

Originally posted: May 10, 2013

Yarbrough Wins Prestigious Award for Book on Presidency

Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition (University Press of Kansas, 2012), the latest book by professor of government Jean Yarbrough, has won the American Political Science Association’s prestigious Richard E. Neustadt Award for the best book published on the U.S. presidency in 2012.

Originally posted: May 7, 2013

Students Present at National Conference

Three Hampden-Sydney students recently traveled to the northern tip of the Midwest to present their research at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The meeting, held at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, welcomed presenters from all disciplines and institutions across the nation.

Originally posted: May 6, 2013

Jacob Morgan ’08 Wins National Science Foundation Fellowship

Jacob (Jake) Morgan ’08 majored in neuroscience at CC and currently is a first-year biophysics graduate student at the University of Virginia, where he is studying the molecular mechanism by which cellulose synthesis in bacteria is regulated. Morgan was recently awarded a National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship.

Originally posted: May 6, 2013

Record Participation in Research Symposium

“This represents the heart of what we do here at Colby … and each year this gets bigger.” That’s how Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Lori Kletzer described the 14th annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium when she introduced the keynote session May 1.

Originally posted: May 4, 2013

Chemistry Chapter Earns National Recognition

This month, Gordon College student chemists received a prestigious honor: two awards at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), of which Gordon College has a very active student chapter. At the group’s national meeting in New Orleans this month, nine Gordon students were recognized with the Outstanding Student Chapter Award as well as a Green Chemistry Award.

Originally posted: April 25, 2013

Division III: A Study of Stream Temperatures

Recent changes in the earth’s climate are having profound effects on the planet’s natural systems. The melting of polar ice caps, rising oceans, and hotter temperatures may be more widely publicized, but many concerned scientists, like Katy Hofmeister 09F, are studying climate change’s more localized effects.

Originally posted: April 24, 2013

Drone touches down on campus

At the helm of his iPad-based control panel, Professor of Physics Tom Solomon deftly guided the drone above the heads of about a dozen students lying or squatting in patterns on the lawn behind Vedder Hall, viewing them through an onboard camera live-streaming to the tablet’s screen. Then, with another tap of the screen, drone technology had landed at Bucknell.

Originally posted: April 23, 2013

Luther students impact Clinton Global Initiative University

Eight Luther students diligently worked on a proposal for five months to fit the theme, “Bringing ideas into action” and then presented it at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference Friday-Sunday, April 5-7 at St. Louis’s Washington University.

Originally posted: April 22, 2013