The river valley is quiet. It’s a sunny day in June, and Evelyn Albrecht ’25 has just given the wildlife detection dog named Newt his search command. Something switches on in the 4-year-old Labrador retriever’s brain. He’s in work mode now, bounding along the river bank in an erratic zig-zag pattern, deploying his stellar snout to sniff out wood turtles and help aid conservation efforts in Rhode Island.
Every year, inquisitive students spend their summers at St. Lawrence, working alongside faculty mentors and diving deep into the topics that spark their curiosity. Whether in the studio or archives, summer research fellowships allow students interested in the arts and humanities to gain hands-on experience, create something new, and communicate their findings.
For nearly a decade, Nature Up North has connected people to the environment through citizen scientist projects and outdoor adventures. By engaging in hands-on activities and research, the community-based program, funded by support from Laurentians and foundations, has helped many discover the importance of protecting the wild things and places that call the North Country, "home."
From examining global human rights issues and analyzing Adirondack waterways to utilizing 3-D printers, writing fantasy fiction, and showcasing their talents on stage, students' curiosity and creativity were on display at the Festival of Science, Scholarship, and Creativity held on Friday, April 28.
Starting in the fall of 2023, St. Lawrence students will have a unique opportunity to explore and impact real-world foreign policy issues while working alongside career diplomats.
Last month, geology majors embarked on a global adventure during a nine-day volcanology excursion to Tenerife, Canary Islands. Students, joined by St. Lawrence geology faculty, including Nagel-Myers and Sarah Brehm, navigated world-class geologic sites and explored historic and pre-historic volcanic systems, guided by experts from GeoTenerife.
Using part of a $1.2 million grant, St. Lawrence will use sports analytics as an educational tool to develop a series of materials that will prepare the next generation of statisticians and data scientists.
As an aspiring architect, Rosie Gotsch ’22 is tuned into global issues affecting the housing market. Inspired by her faculty mentor, she set out to investigate the role zoning regulations play in society and the climate crisis.
For all of our alumni, the quest for evidence and answers doesn’t stop after Commencement. Some choose to make this activity a profession. You can find them in the field or the lab, using their talents to communicate the importance of their research and engage others in their work.
While conducting research aimed at combating the opioid crisis, Emma Rothe ’24 discovered a newfound confidence in the lab.