Examining Pests on a Barley Farm

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Organic farming can produce an increase in species richness and in the abundance of predatory insects and weeds. But does a rise in biodiversity have an impact on pest control? Biology majors Cody Nagy and Mark Gapinski studied the impact of organic agricultural practices on insect pest control as part of their Summer Fellows research in Sweden Read More»


Composing an Original Symphony

David Nolan

For his Summer Fellows research, David Nolan composed an original Sonata Allegro movement of a Neo-Romantic symphony.  The piece is written for an array of instruments, he says, and features hints of atonality and non-diatonic music. Read More»


Gaining Valuable Software Development Experience

Summer Fellows working on Apps Project

Developing software systems is becoming standard fare in college computer science classes, but Ursinus College students have taken their classwork a step further: These undergraduates are working as a development, programming and entrepreneurial team to produce two new mobile phone apps. Read More»


Examining the Right to Bear Arms

Tony Sierzega

As national headlines simmer on gun violence and gun rights, Tony Sierzega 2014 has been spending his summer examining the Second Amendment. More precisely, he is looking at the legal scholarship and politics behind the individual and collective right interpretations of this section of the United States Constitution.  Read More»


The Moral Injuries of War

Doug Hickey 2014

The moral injuries sustained by veterans unable to cope with life after battle is a topic that deserves to be examined more closely, says Douglas Hickey 2014. As his Summer Fellows project he is studying the moral consequences of killing in war as well as the origins of military ethics and the deliberation of ethical decision making in the military. Read More»


The Rules for Creating Chant; Comparing Two Styles

Hailey Blessing 2014

Hailey Blessing’s interest in chant-style singing began last spring while studying in Florence, Italy. Her Summer Fellow’s research is examining two different styles of world chant and hoping to find what acoustical considerations affected compositional rules. Read More»


Students Attend Symposium with Research Mentor Roberts

Kane, Whitehead and Hope at Whitehead Institute

Summer Fellow Matt Hope and HHMI FUTURE Mentor Andrew Kane attended the Ploegh Symposium at the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with their research mentor, Associate Professor Rebecca Roberts (Biology and BCMB).  Read More»