Walt Disney World might be a common place to visit for spring break. But Nick Prechel ’22 and his fellow Westover Honors classmates enjoyed the experience as part of an academic project. Prechel, for example, was making observations about how people reacted to waiting in lines for rides and how their attitudes changed based on […]
The design of the 2018 World Cup soccer ball could make a huge difference in the game when the tournament begins in June, according to new research by Lynchburg College physics professor Dr. John Eric Goff. Based on his analysis of the ball’s aerodynamics, the Telstar 18 will soar about 8 or 9 percent less […]
Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet — but what about when it is being devoured by aphids? University of Lynchburg student Rebekah Grimes is conducting research to determine whether parasites impact a plant’s ability to attract pollinators through the aromas they release. Over the summer, she spent a […]
The online academic journal Religions recently published a paper co-authored by Dr. Sabita Manian, a professor of international relations at LC. Titled “Sensing Hinduism: Lucian-Indian Funeral Feast as Glocalized Ritual,” the paper relates Dr. Manian’s observations from a funerary feast she attended while in St. Lucia for research. One person she interviewed for the research invited her to […]
Lynchburg College students recently dug up earthworms — and data — for a national study that will help biologists understand the nature of invasive species. They collected more than 100 earthworms and identified the species of each one.
Catching pollinators on the purple fringeless orchid requires patience—and more patience. Just ask Tresa Scruggs ’16 and Phil Deyerle ’16. They spent part of their summer studying the flowers at University of Lynchburg’s Claytor Nature Study, which is one of several sites scientists know for an abundance of the otherwise-rare Platanthera peramoena. After parking along […]
A University of Lynchburg physics professor and a student have made some incredibly precise predictions for the Tour de France this year. In the last two weeks of the race, they hope to see their predictions hold true again and again. Dr. John Eric Goff is well known for his research and writing about the […]
A Lynchburg College professor and several students continue to work this summer on research designed to improve lacrosse and soccer safety. One student, Bradley Jackson ‘16, received a $2,000 fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges to support his role in the project.
Future research on Costa Rican streams will be able to measure changes in pollution levels thanks to work by LC students this summer. A group of students will spend two weeks gathering data from rivers there, then Jade Woll ’16 will spend another four weeks in Costa Rica analyzing the samples to gauge current water conditions.