November 15, 2011

Brain Bowl: Engineering Students Teach Sustainability to Fourth- and Fifth-Graders

Students in the Environmental Engineering course hosted the Lafayette College Engineering Brain Bowl in Acopian Engineering Center last weekend. To teach local elementary students about sustainability, they made bridges, water filtration systems, and balloon-powered cars. The event was part of a semester-long research project on the importance of engineering education for students in grades K-12. The course is taught by Art Kney, associate professor and head of civil and environmental engineering…..(click here to continue)

May 13, 2011

Students Lay Groundwork for Arsenic-Removal Project in Bangladesh Next Year

When Thafhim “Muna” Siddiqua ’13 (Silver Spring, Md.) and Taneesha Tate-Robinson ’13 (Bowie, Md.) learned about the devastating effects of arsenic poisoning due to contaminated drinking water in Bangladesh, they decided to put together a service project to help.  An interdisciplinary team is laying groundwork for an arsenic-removal project in Bangladesh
next year […]

April 21, 2011

Lafayette Team Presents Food Loop Project at National Sustainable Design Expo

A team of students and professors presented the College’s food loop project at the seventh annual National Sustainable Design Expo held in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Earth Day celebration last weekend in Washington, D.C. Better known as the EPA: People, Prosperity, and the Planet award competition, Lafayette’s team was invited after going […]

Jennifer Bell ’11
September 2010

A Green Community – organic garden allows students, faculty, and staff to learn to grow together

Summer 2010
Turning Food Scraps into Compost

A student initiative will compost 1,000 pounds of food waste a day.

Stacey Dorn ’12
September 2010

At Lafayette, a rind is a terrible thing to waste

Students diverting 1,000 pounds of trash-bound food to compost tubs.

Emily Clark ’12
July 12th, 2010

The Diversity And Depth of Community-Based Learnung And Research

NURTURING GREEN CURIOSITY Emily Clark ’12 works with Daniel Krousat DeFranco Elementary School in Bangor, Pa.)

For Emily Clark ’12, nurturing “green curiosity” in youngsters is a natural extension of her coursework and her co-curricular passion. This spring, she and other members of Lafayette’s Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists mentored elementary-school children in nearby Bangor, Pa., on topics related to environmental sustainability.

Class of 2009 – 2010

Jessalyn Rolwood ’10

Students Honored by President Clinton at National Conference

A team of students working to help rebuild New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward was recognized by President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference at University of Miami.

Jeff Shoemaker ’10
Spring 2008

Perchlorate Removal

Students and Faculty Combine Expertise in Multidisciplinary Research on Sustainable Perchlorate Removal – A multidisciplinary sustainability research project allowing students from majors in the liberal arts and engineering to combine their expertise to explore cost-effective methods for removing the harmful contaminant perchlorate from groundwater.

Thomas Voltz ’09 and Benjamin Emm ’10
Fall 2009

Students Study Water Production Methods in Germany

As part of an eight-week research project, Thomas Voltz ’09 and Benjamin Emm ’10 traveled to University of Applied Sciences in Dresden, Germany, this summer to perform work on methods to produce high-quality drinking