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 […]
From spiders in Panama to a 3D-printed syringe pump, the Student Scholar Showcase on April 6 will highlight a variety of projects by more than 150 Lynchburg College students. This year’s showcase includes two poster presentation sessions — one in Memorial Ballroom at noon and one in the Flint Family Lobby of Schewel Hall at 4 p.m. Oral presentations will take place in Hopwood Auditorium, Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel room 231 and 232 throughout the day.
The International Sports Engineering Association accepted two papers by Dr. John Eric Goff and Chad Hobson ’17 for a conference in the Netherlands in July 2016. The papers discuss their use of physics to study both the Tour de France and soccer ball aerodynamics.
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.
A Lynchburg College professor and student recently completed a study of tax return data that reveals the impact of federal tax policies on the Lynchburg area.
Dr. Tom Bowman and University of Lynchburg student Dane Bower ’16 recently began a new study of the physical properties of lacrosse helmets. They have partnered with researchers at Michigan Technological University to examine pieces of lacrosse helmets with nanoindentation, a process that measures the hardness and flexibility of materials. In July, Dr. Bowman and […]
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.