SCE Celebration

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  • Audrey Utchen’s senior capstone project in business management, “Shift Happens: The Rise of Women in American Business Leadership,” explores diversity in the workplace. She took departmental honors for her project, which she’ll present this Thursday, April 27, in the Underwood Lobby.

  • Next semester, Alex Smith ’17, will be starting a master’s in accounting at the College of William and Mary. But first, he used his Senior Capstone Experience to take a hard look at student loan debt.
  • Life is no vacation when you’ve got two theses to work on. So double business and history major Holly Chisholm ’17 decided to write hers about the American vacation.
  • Throw out all of your stereotypes about people who work with lumber. In her Senior Capstone Experience, Eden Kloetzli ’17, is diving into the world of salvage lumber with business savvy and an authentic appreciation for the historic Eastern Shore.
  • Combining her love of history and music, Heidi Butler ’18 will spend part of the summer studying how American hymns reflected the tumultuous times in America in and around the Civil War.
  • For her Senior Capstone Experience, Katie Gordon ’17 is using the physics of sound to analyze improvements to the acoustics of Decker Theatre.
  • Nicholas Coviello ’16 will graduate with majors in anthropology and theatre, but he didn’t declare his theatre major until three weeks before he was supposed to propose what play he wanted to produce for his senior capstone.
  • Laurel Jones ’16 is combining art and chemistry in her Senior Capstone Experience project, part of which is on display at the Kohl Art Gallery as artwork made of soil-based paint.
  • Biology major Heather Plocinik ’16 studied zebrafish for her SCE.
  • Jenna Chirico ’16 researched how to make running shoes more environmentally friendly for her chemistry SCE.
  • Dominic LaGrotta, a theatre and psychology double major, specifically wanted to direct a play about teenagers for his thesis. For his senior capstone experience, he chose to stage a production of Kenneth Lonergan’s play, This is Our Youth.
  • For his SCE project, Shane Benz ’16 assesses state legislation offering LGBT employment protection.
  • Ever since third grade, Washington College senior Lyndsey Howren knew she wanted to become a teacher.
  • How does swimming lead to a career in education? Ask Cate McMenamin.
  • Nicole Capobianco’s discovery of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds is what she calls a “happy accident.”
  • This spring’s Senior Capstone Experience directing theses kick off on March 4-5 with “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” Plan on attending on all five for a wide range of theatrical expression.
  • As a student of the Chesapeake Semester and an intern for the Center for Environment & Society’s ShorePower Project, Tori Alpaugh ’16 has gained unique insight into the complexities of environmental stewardship.