WHAT THEY LEARNED: Alison Reynolds ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Alison Reynolds ’15

For most of us, mosquitos are a nuisance, but for biology major Alison Reynolds ’15 they were a source of fascination. Her thesis research project, “Exploring The Evolution Of Embryo-Shaping Genes – Identification Of A Possible Homolog Of The Essential...
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Catherine Casem ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Catherine Casem ’15

Catherine Casem is looking towards a career in film production. But for her senior thesis the comparative literature major approached movies from a different angle. With help from her advisor, Barbara Riley Levin Professor in Comparative Literature Israel Burshatin,...
It’s Buzzing Bees This Summer!

It’s Buzzing Bees This Summer!

On a recent blisteringly hot day, Eli St. Amour, Haverford’s official beekeeper, and Claudia Kent, assistant director of facilities management, suited up in their spacesuit-like white Tyvek jackets and veils to check on the Haverford campus’ newest residents: bees....
WHAT THEY LEARNED: Adam Van Aken ’15

WHAT THEY LEARNED: Adam Van Aken ’15

The Myo gesture-control armband Adam Van Aken wants to use technology to help people. The computer science major’s thesis, “Processing Electromyographic Signals For Use as Computer Input,” was, he says, “motivated by the attempt to provide a new method of computer...
Monument Lab Inspires At City Hall

Monument Lab Inspires At City Hall

How do we use our civic spaces to have cultural conversations? That’s just one of the questions asked by the Monument Lab, a public art and urban research project that ran at Philadelphia’s City Hall for three weeks and ended this past Sunday. The project...