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  • Joseph W. Chihade, assistant professor of chemistry
    May 24, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Carleton Selected to Participate in $50 Million Science Education Initiative

    Carleton College is one of 47 small colleges and universities nationwide to earn a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) grant that will enable the schools to work together to create more engaging science classes, bring real-world research experiences to students, and increase the diversity of students who study science. The four-year, $1 million grant will support the project Towards an Integrative STEM Education: Strengthening Transfer and Application of Learning.

  • October 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Deborah Gross, Debby Walser-Kuntz, and Student Collaborators Present at American Association for Aerosol Research National Meeting

    Deborah Gross (Associate Professor of Chemistry) and Debby Walser-Kuntz (Professor of Biology) co-authored a talk presented at the American Association for Aerosol Research National Meeting, entitled "Particulate Matter and Asthma Triggers in Homes: A Combined Civic Engagement and Research Project for Undergraduate Students." The talk focused on a joint ACE project in CHEM 100 (Fall 2010) and BIO 310 (Winter 2011) that is ongoing. Gross also presented a talk entitled "Characterization of Particle Emissions from Great Lakes Shipping and Other Sources" with undergraduate co-authors Alison Smyth ('12) and Samantha Thompson ('11), as well as collaborators from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and St. Louis University.
  • Kathryn Steed and Caitlin Staab '12
    October 7, 2011 at 11:02 am

    When in Rome

    A faculty-student research team traveled to Rome over the summer without ever leaving campus. Using a 3-D modeling program, Professor Kathryn Steed and classical languages major Caitlin Staab ’12 created a virtual Roman Forum to aid students’ understanding of this historical setting. 

  • January 25, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Cam Davidson and Laura Cleaveland Peterson '01 to Explore Field-Based Science Program at Summer Workshop in Italy

    Why would anyone propose starting up an off-campus study program – and a science program, at that – in a tiny village, perched on a ridge in the Apennine Mountains in central Italy?

    The answer, according to geology professor Cameron Davidson from Carleton College and environmental studies professor Laura Peterson from Luther College, is that the village in question – Coldigioco – is a center for geological research and is superbly situated for a field-based program in the earth and environmental sciences.

    And though it's not part of the "official" answer, Coldigioco happens to be, Peterson said, "one of those places that people just seem to fall in love with."

    This summer, with the support of a grant from the ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Project, Davidson and Peterson will take a group of faculty from ACM colleges to Coldigioco for a five-day workshop, "Earth and the Environment in Italy." The deadline to apply for the June workshop is February 10.

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