Elizabeth Capaldi, an associate professor of animal behavior and biology who researches how bees learn, likes to include students in her fieldwork. The hands-on, outside-of-the-classroom research creates a holistic learning experience and helps students figure out what they want to do with their majors.
"I've definitely learned that I want to be outside and moving around and doing something different every day," says biology senior Stephanie Gordon, talking about her experience working with Evans, in one of a series of videos highlighting the kinds of student-faculty interaction and collaboration that happen every day at Bucknell.
An interactive "wall" of videos showcase students like Aurimas Liutikas, a computer science and engineering junior, who worked with Associate Professor of Computer Science Rick Zaccone and other students to build a Bucknell iPhone app. For students, designing programs for new technologies like the iPhone and iPad, "it kind of expands their notion of what's possible," says Zaccone.
In another video, Associate Professor of Dance Kelly Knox explains how theater and dance students work closely with faculty and get involved with all aspects of performance and production. "I get to work with these amazing students, and I get to watch them grow," says Knox.
Bianca Roman, Class of '10, for example, combined everything she learned in creating and presenting her original ensemble piece, "shading silhouettes of smaller ones," which premiered last year in the Tustin Studio Theatre at Bucknell.
"It was great for me to take my dance and choreography background, with my theater stuff and my design stuff - and my poetry - and put something together, because that's everything I'm doing here," Roman says in the video.
"It's a great place," she adds later. "If you have something that you want to do, I feel like you can do it here."
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