Articles: Tag: Research/Undergraduate

Allegheny College Students and Alumna Collaborate on Autism Nature Trail for Pymatuning State Park

Recreational activity should be accessible to all, but it can be challenging for those with autism or developmental disabilities due to sensory overload, restricted behavior, and unpredictable surroundings. In response, a group of Allegheny College students sought opportunities to improve recreational access by developing a feasibility plan for an autism nature trail at Pymatuning State

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Environmental Science & Sustainability Students and Professor Design, Install Solar Panel Array at Area Church

Ian Carbone, associate professor of environmental science & sustainability, engaged his students in a project where they developed plans for and installed an array of solar panels at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville. Video by Scott Mason of Oct28 Productions

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Allegheny Student and Zero Hunger Intern Starts Food Recovery Network Chapter on Campus

After learning about anti-hunger movements and policy as an intern with the Congressional Hunger Center, London DeJarnette ’24 decided to bring these experiences back to Allegheny College by starting a chapter of the Food Recovery Network right here on campus.  A student-led movement, Food Recovery Network aims to fight food waste and end hunger in

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Scientists Document Issues With, Identify Opportunities for “Shark Week” in Newly Published Analysis of Marine Biology’s Biggest Stage

The long-running Discovery Channel series “Shark Week” is likely contributing to a collective public perception of sharks as bad — but even relatively small changes could substantially improve the show’s presentation of sharks, shark science and conservation issues, and scientists, according to a newly published study. The article, “A content analysis of 32 years of

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New Podcast Features Student Experiences in Allegheny College’s Award-winning Undergraduate Research Program

The Allegheny College Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (URSCA) has launched a new podcast to feature Allegheny students discussing their experiences in the College’s award-winning undergraduate research and creative activities program. The podcast — named Gator TAILS (Talking About Inquiry, Learning, and Scholarship) — is hosted by Matt Venesky, Ph.D., director of

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Allegheny College Student Humanizes Soldiers’ Stories Through Gettysburg National Military Park Internship

Michael Gartland ’23, a history major with an English minor at Allegheny College, interned at the Gettysburg National Military Park in the summer of 2022. While walking the Civil War battlefields, he gained a greater appreciation of the influence history has on people.  “The experience was phenomenal,” Gartland says. “My favorite part was exploring the

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Two Allegheny College Graduates Awarded 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Allegheny College alumni Kris Troy ’16 and Bella Petitta ’21 were awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship winners are provided with an annual stipend, a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to their graduate institution, and additional funding to support research. Previous awardees have gone onto distinguished careers as professors or

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Soil to Plate: Students Present Sustainable Agricultural Research

Where does your food actually come from? First- and second-year environmental science and sustainability (ESS) students at Allegheny College wanted to know. But, even more, they wanted to understand how to make agriculture sustainable for all.  Those students — enrolled in the spring semester in the Soil to Plate: World Food and Agriculture course —

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