Juniors Risa Wright, left, and Jennifer Bohrman
work with macaques in the Animal Behavior Lab.
Junior Jessica Scott at Animal Behavior Lab
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell undergraduate students are engaged in nearly 50 thought-provoking research projects this summer.
The broad-ranging projects cover a variety of academic disciplines, ranging from the study of childhood obesity in Central Pennsylvania and picture recognition of food by short-tailed monkeys to an analysis of electrical impulses in human and mice hearts and designing ground-penetrating radar to detect landmines.
"Bucknell's comprehensive undergraduate research program is one of the attributes that sets us apart in American higher education," said Provost Mary DeCredico. "Summer here is no different, as these students spend what might otherwise be time off instead sharpening their research skills alongside the faculty and becoming even more prepared for the challenges they will face during their careers."
A sampling of student summer research projects include:
Senior Elena Augustine's project will examine the development of early Christian notions of kingship in Western Europe in relation to literature of the early Middle Ages involving kings, land, and feminine authority figures.
ReadRead more about undergraduate research at Bucknell.
Posted June 9, 2006