Articles: Tag: Research/Undergraduate

Student-Faculty Summer Research Returns to the Allegheny Campus

Allegheny College’s Summer Research program is returning in a big way in 2021 as 103 students will be participating in some form of summer research and the well-attended weekly Allegheny College Research Seminar Series (ACRoSS) meetings will return, albeit virtually at first. The student-faculty research this year is funded through the Provost’s Office, through external

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Allegheny Computer Science Department Puts Emphasis on Ethical Programming

Today’s computer science students will enter a tech industry that’s coming face to face with issues of bias, equity, openness, accessibility, and privacy. So it’s crucial for those new professionals to understand the ethical implications of the tools and solutions they create, according to Oliver Bonham-Carter and Janyl Jumadinova, both computer science professors at Allegheny

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Two Allegheny Students to Be Honored for Environmental Sustainability Work

Two Allegheny College students will be recognized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium as 2021 Campus Sustainability Champions. The Campus Sustainability Champion title is awarded annually to students, faculty, administrators and staff of Pennsylvania colleges and universities who have made meaningful contributions benefiting social, economic or environmental sustainability on their campus or in their community.

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Persistence Pays Off With Opportunities Abroad for Allegheny College Junior

Allegheny College junior Sebastian McRae doesn’t give up easily when it comes to pursuing one of his immediate goals: traveling out of the country to study and to explore a new culture. McRae, an environmental science and sustainability major and a history minor, plans to attend a summer program in Costa Rica with the School

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Allegheny College Professors Co-found Lab Designed to Enhance Research Experiences and Visibility for BIPOC Students

Lupita Gonzalez and Rosita Scerbo each benefited from mentorship on their paths from growing up in immigrant families to enrolling as first-generation college students to earning their doctorates. Now, as Allegheny College faculty members, they’ve in turn embraced the role of mentor. Gonzalez and Scerbo have co-founded a new lab designed to enhance opportunities for

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Allegheny College Religious Studies Professor Selected for Sacred Writes Public Scholarship Training Cohort

Adrienne Krone’s research exploring contemporary religious food justice movements has taken her into the field — and actually into fields — as she visited more than 25 Jewish community farms in the United States and Canada. As the Allegheny College religious studies professor spoke with and worked alongside farmers and activists, she heard powerful stories

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Birds of a Feather

To Will Harrod ’21 and Allegheny College Biology Professor Ron Mumme, lab research means early morning drives and time spent among the trees. Their eyes stay fixed not down into a microscope, but up into forest branches. Their muse? The hooded warbler. For two summers, Harrod partnered with Mumme to conduct fieldwork following the behavioral

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How Shakespeare and Starlings Led to a Flight of Misinformation

North America’s common starling has received a bad rap as a destructive invasive species, and an Allegheny College professor and student researcher have set out to clear the bird’s reputation and show how untruths can influence people’s perceptions in nature and beyond. The research project by John MacNeill Miller, assistant professor of English, and then-student

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