Let Me Research That....
Time was when research was done mostly by inscrutable scientists at
big universities. No more. Today, research is an integral part
of the undergraduate experience at colleges and universities everywhere,
and St. Lawrence is exemplary. In a deliberate and dedicated drive to make research opportunities
a possibility for all students, St. Lawrence has created and continues
to seek larger funding for programs such as the University
Fellowship and travel research grants, and has gratefully accepted
grants to create these opportunities, such as Tanner Fellowship and the
Heuer Fellowship, among many more.
Rather than merely tell you about student research, we decided to show
you examples of research across the curriculum. Here you will become
acquainted with historical research done by students in the interdisciplinary
course 1856, which produced posters on topics surrounding the founding
of St. Lawrence; scientific research conducted for last spring’s
Festival of Science; cultural research undertaken by a student in the land
of her ancestors, with the help of a University travel grant and in collaboration
with her professor; and technical research a student pursued in order to
complete a course in film-making for the English department.
About Our Researchers:
Charles Poekel ’06, of Summit N.J., was a multifield
major who was a Thelmo senator and a member of the Film
Club and Circle K.
Mikinee Moses ’06, New York City, was involved
with Amnesty International, Calling All Saints and the
Black Cultural Center. She was a speech and theatre (now
performance and communication arts) major.
|William “Liam” Nolan IV ’06, New York
City, majored in economics. He was a member of Phi Sigma
Kappa fraternity, played rugby, sang with the Saints and
was a class officer.
Kathryn Courcy ’06, Milton, Vt., was on J-Board,
wrote for The Hill News and was a Thelmo senator.
She majored in history.
Ariel Riezenman ’08 is a biochemistry major from
Brownsville, Tex. In an example of faculty-student collaborative
research, she put together her Festival of Science poster
presentation with Samantha Glazier, assistant professor
Joshua White ’06, a mathematics major from Rome,
N.Y., researched familiar subject matter; last spring he
reeled off the second longest shutout innings streak in
NCAA Division III baseball history.