Professor Beth Choate challenged her Allegheny College students to tackle the global issue of plastic waste at a local level. Knowing that 37 million tons of plastic waste are produced annually in the U.S., Choate encouraged students in her Research Methods class to investigate how often — and why — Allegheny students turned to single-use water bottles instead
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It’s World Soil Day! Did you know that Allegheny College has a long history of teaching and conducting research on soils and the environment? “Without soils, there’d be no food or forests,” says Eric Pallant, Christine Scott Nelson ’73 Endowed Professor of Environmental Science & Sustainability (ESS). “Which is why we need to stop treating
Candace Burkhammer ’21 played a key role in bringing beehives to the Allegheny College campus, building on previous work by student researchers. Candace’s passion for beekeeping began with an internship — and ultimately became the topic of her Senior Comp.
Allegheny College Awarded $1.25 Million Grant From Richard King Mellon Foundation To Establish Watershed Conservation Research Center
Allegheny College has received a $1.25 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to establish a Watershed Conservation Research Center (WCRC). Through this new interdisciplinary center, Allegheny College faculty and students will collaborate with community partners to engage in conservation-based research and educational outreach in the upper Allegheny River basin, focusing on the French
Two Allegheny students and an alumnus of the College have been working this summer in little-known streams in the area helping the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) monitor water quality and document the presence of valuable trout and other aquatic life. Rising seniors Grace Hemmelgarn from Williston, Vermont, and Danielle Studer from Austinburg, Ohio,
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
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
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.
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
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