Articles: Tag: Research/Undergraduate

Allegheny College Receives Grant to Study Citizen Science

Allegheny College has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore how citizen science can help people feel more connected to places in their local communities while developing science learning skills. Benjamin K. Haywood, assistant professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Allegheny, will spearhead the research along with Julia K. Parrish,

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Why Might People Not Seek Help for Mental Illness? Allegheny College Research Team Looks for Answers

Mental health problems are on the rise in the United States, but due to a variety of reasons, many people aren’t getting or seeking the help they need, says Allegheny Psychology Professor Monali Chowdhury. Recognizing a lack of research on the subject, Chowdhury tasked students in her research group to study this phenomenon in the

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Allegheny College Students Learn From Measles Outbreak Simulation

Don’t be alarmed, but 43 members of the Allegheny College community were diagnosed with measles between March 12 and April 2. If this were actually the case, there’d likely be a team of investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention swarming the campus. But this was just an epidemiology class exercise developed by

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Allegheny College Center for Business and Economics To Host Annual Zingale Big Idea Competition

The Center for Business and Economics at Allegheny College will hold its Annual Zingale Big Idea Competition April 26–27 in Quigley Hall on the Allegheny campus. The funding-request presentation contest emulates the experiences seen on the popular ABC and CNBC broadcast “Shark Tank.” The public is invited to attend the final round of presentations on

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Allegheny’s 2019 Scholars Symposium to Celebrate Student Research and Accomplishments

Allegheny College will welcome students, their families and friends, staff, faculty and the public to a celebration of student research and achievement on Tuesday, April 30. This will be the College’s third annual Richard J. Cook – Teresa M. Lahti Scholars Symposium, a campus-wide, all-day celebration that highlights innovative student projects completed during the past

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Allegheny College Student Spending Semester Sailing Through Waters of New Zealand

Allegheny College student Luke Kellett, an environmental studies major and political science minor from Pasadena, Maryland, is among a select group of 26 undergraduates from diverse U.S. institutions who are spending this semester sailing through the waters of New Zealand. Their goal is to study one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century:

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Allegheny-Crawford LEGO Social Club Helps Children on the Autism Spectrum Build Social Skills, Friendships

A collaborative program at Allegheny College is helping area children and teens with social difficulties develop their communication skills and build friendships — LEGO brick by LEGO brick. One Saturday a month during the winter and fall, children from the Penncrest School District gather in the college’s Carnegie Hall for the Allegheny-Crawford LEGO Social Club.

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Classroom Collaboration Sets the Tone for the Meadiaville Listening Project

What started as an idea for a communication arts class several years ago has turned into a meaningful and engaging project for dozens of Allegheny students and residents of Meadville. It has even inspired one former student to embark on a self-made career following his graduation. The Meadiaville Listening Project is the creation of Associate

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Allegheny Faculty-Student Team Helps Develop Underwater Robots to Perform Lake Research

David Boughton of Penn State’s Sea Grant College program last summer was looking for a way to collect more encompassing data when he samples water quality in lakes in northwest Pennsylvania, including the murky expanses of Lake Erie. So he sought the help of Allegheny College Computer Science Professor Janyl Jumadinova and one of her

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Two Allegheny Students Spending Spring Semester as Fellows in Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Though connected through the Allegheny College Political Science Department, junior Jesse Tomkiewicz and senior Casey McDaniel have different goals, aspirations and interests. While Tomkiewicz is interested primarily in labor law, McDaniel considers himself more of a generalist, with interests divided relatively equally among multiple policy areas. This semester, the students’ respective interests have led them

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