Students of the Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society demonstrated their dry ice cannon during Common Hour this week. The students built the device using an empty soda bottle, dry ice, water and a plastic bin filled with hundreds of Ping-Pong balls.
“It’s On Us” Challenges Campuses to Prevent Sexual Assault
Today, to advance the goal of preventing sexual assault, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a new public awareness and education campaign: “It’s On Us." The campaign seeks to engage college students and all members of campus communities in preventing sexual assault.
The campaign is being launched in partnership with the Center for American Progress’ Generation Progress, along with student body leadership from nearly 200 colleges and universities across the country – including Davidson College – collegiate sports organizations such as the NCAA and Atlantic 10 Athletic Conference, and private companies that have strong connections with students at colleges and universities.
This summer, 20 students remained on campus to complete research projects of their own design through the Davidson Research Initiative (DRI). Under guidance from faculty mentors, students’ DRI projects covered topics across the humanities and sciences, ranging from a study of developing-world economics to the health effects of electronic cigarettes.
The DRI has grown tremendously since its inception in 2007, as more students apply for grants each summer and more resources are devoted to creating fellowship positions for them. The program is open to Davidson first years, sophomores and juniors. Participants should expect to spend five to 10 weeks on campus as part of a collaborative community of researchers.
If You Put Something Else in Your Pipe and Smoke It, Are You Safer?
The dangers of smoking cigarettes are widely known. But what do most people believe about about up-and-coming alternatives-electronic cigarettes and hookah-which are often touted as safer and less harmful? Two teams of student researchers at Davidson College have been working with faculty mentors to shed some light on these smoking devices for the benefit of both the scientific community and the public.
Davidson/Red Ventures Partnership Offers Career Opportunities to Students and Alumni
New Red Ventures/Davidson College partnership will provide students with internship opportunities and alumni with career options at one of the most dynamic companies in the region.
Though Wildcat Welcome Week helps ease new students into life at Davidson, first years are still learning many details in very little time. The process may leave new students with questions like:
Where is the infamous hill?
Is the Webtree growing somewhere on campus?
And just how does one play flickerball?
To help familiarize new members of the campus community with Davidson jargon, we’ve compiled “The Davidson Dictionary,” a video introduction to Davidson College lingo. Read further for full text definitions.
Pres. Carol Quillen and Coach Bob McKillop take the “ALS ice bucket challenge” to raise funds to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease, nominate Davidson Admission VP Chris Gruber, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, and UNC President Tom Ross.
Education Scholars Complete High Impact Projects
Davidson students explored the nuances of learning and assessment in K-12 education through the Education Scholars Program, an internship initiative that places students with community organizations.