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This summer, three students will pursue their ambitious academic passions across the globe with the assistance of the Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend Award. Founded in 2007, the annual award provides financial support to students pursing internships abroad. Annie Mandart ’14, a writing and rhetoric and women’s studies double major, will use her

This summer Mark Benya ’14 will find himself on the edge of the final frontier – casting his sights toward the dark expanse of outer space. The computer science and English double major recently accepted a prestigious summer internship with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). At the organization’s independent verification and validation facilities

This summer, Kieran Koehnlein ’13, a double major in computer science and geoscience, participated in a summer internship with Scholastic, Inc., one of the world’s largest publishers and distributors of children’s books. “I’ve always found computers fascinating. When I was younger it was because of how mysterious they were to me,” says Koehnlein. “Now, due

For the past several years, a collaborative effort has been underway to further understand Seneca Lake through the use of measuring instruments placed in the lake. The instruments measure a significant amount and variety of forms of data, such as meteorological conditions, water profiles, sedimentary data, and even data on zooplankton. Researchers found themselves awash

Two HWS teams recently travelled to SUNY Fredonia to compete in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) computer programming contest. The annual ACM contest required student teams to design and write computer programs to solve nine problems in five hours. The regional programming competition leads to the World finals held in Harbin, China, in the

In science, synergy is often a guiding principle. At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, four science faculty members in three different departments are capitalizing on this concept. With a $418,430 grant from the National Science Foundation’ s Major Research Instrumentation Program, Meghan Brown (Biology), Tara Curtin (Geoscience), Neil Laird (Geoscience) and Stina Bridgeman (Computer Science)

The video games of the future are being designed right here at Hobart and William Smith. At the Third Annual Games4Girls competition, a team of rising William Smith seniors tied for third with Cornell University and the University of South Carolina for their globetrotting game: “Jetsetter.” Katelyn Tyson ’10, Meghan Cox ’10, Laura Valdmanis ’10

Lex Kridler ’10 was selected to participate in a summer internship at Resource Interactive, one of America’s leading digital marketing companies.  Based in Columbus, Ohio, only a 10 minute drive from Kridler’s home in Upper Arlington, Resource Interactive develops and maintains the digital presence for companies such as Wal-Mart, Wendy’s, L.L. Bean, Victoria’s Secret and, a Web site devoted to the Java programming language recently published an article by Thaddeus Simons ’09 and Joshua Davis ’10. The article discusses a project the pair worked on over the summer as part of the Colleges’ Summer Science Research Program. With David Eck, professor of mathematics and computer science, Simons and Davis

William Smith sophomores Lisa Maticic, Franchessca Branlund, Meghan Cox, Katelyn Tyson and Sara Young recently were each awarded $500 for finishing in third-place at the 2008 Games 4 Girls contest, sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Their entry, a computer game called “Extreme Girl,” follows a young woman trying to get to a