Using Math to Combat Pests in Agriculture

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Cara Sulyok 2015 didn’t love math as a middle school student. But one of her teachers saw Sulyok’s potential, applied innovative teaching techniques to spark her interest, and soon math was a passion. Now a rising senior, Sulyok wrestles with complex mathematical methods including, non-linear systems of differential equations, scramble competition approaches, sensitivity analysis, Pontryagin’s Maximum Principle, computer simulations, and optimal control theory (OCT). Read More»


Examining Water Quality in Ocean City Lagoons

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The lagoons of Ocean City, N.J., surround waterfront homes where families enjoy spending time in – and on – the water.  Summer fellow Michael Gasbarro is studying the man-made lagoons with a focus on water quality and bacterial levels. Read More»


Ursinus Joins PA Consortium To Benefit Liberal Arts

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Ursinus College is part of the 10-college Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA), which is designed to help the liberal arts college members create new cost efficiencies, improve the quality of academic and co-curricular programs, and enhance inter-institutional knowledge and collaboration. Read More»


Manatee Conservation

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If it’s possible for an animal to be both lumbering and graceful, it is the buoyant and endearing manatee. It’s the creature that captured the imagination of Summer Fellow Xy Serafy after an encounter at the beach with her family. Serafy, an Environmental Studies and Spanish dual major, will focus her research on the Antillean manatee, a subspecies that is working to survive in the coastal waters of Mexico. Read More»


Studying Alternative Methods to Pesticides

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When Cory Straub, Associate Professor of Biology, walks out into the fields of rolling alfalfa he notices the smallest things. Footsteps cause certain insects to scatter, among them, the tiny and very destructive Potato Leafhopper. Read More»


Berman’s ‘Sleep’ Shows Public Sleeper Photos; Warhol Film

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From the mid-1960s through the 1970s, New York-based photographer Michael Putnam captured images of people around the world sleeping in public places. His sleepers, found sprawled in parks, curled up on benches, and contorted into all sorts of unlikely positions, were seen in passing, photographed, and left to sleep on. Read More»