There are many active interdisciplinary activities and collaborations going on at any one time. Some of these activities are curricular, such as developing an interdisciplinary course, program or speaker series, while others are research-oriented projects, e.g. data mining of economic data, or community oriented, such as the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project. The activities described in this website are just a sampling of the many ongoing collaborations.
There are many interdisciplinary activities at Lafayette. Some are designed specifically for students, while others are intended for faculty. There are also many other activities that involve all members of the Lafayette community and some of them include members of the Easton community.
Below is a partial list of some interdisciplinary events:
Interdisciplinary Faculty Forums
Issues and Approaches to Teaching Interdisciplinary Courses
Panelists: Jennifer Kelly (music), Jenn Rossmann (mechanical engineering), Dru Germanoski (geology & environmental geosciences)
Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in Life Science
Title: Nanoscience for Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Heritage
Speaker: Piero Baglioni, Department of Chemistry and CSGI, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Interdisciplinary student speaker series
Sustainability and Capital Projects: Modeling the Emergent Property of Total Cost of Ownership
Presenters: Peter Mara ’11 and Abseen Anya ’11
There are many research and curricular collaborations among faculty members from different departments, some of which are listed below:
Some college-wide, multi-disciplinary technological projects involve students and faculty from multiple departments, including: