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  • Josh Samuels ’19 puts his mice through their paces on little treadmills.

    For his senior capstone project, Josh Samuels ’19, a double-major in psychology and biology with a concentration in behavioral neuroscience, investigates physical exercise as an organic relief for depression.

  • Sabrina Carroll presented her research at an undergraduate research conference held at Georgetown University in mid-April.

    For her senior capstone project, psychology major Sabrina Carroll ’18 surveyed students’ attitudes and perceptions of behavioral health on campus and conducted eight in-depth interviews. Her findings may help the College alleviate the stigma associated with psychological disorders and get more students the help they need.

  • Kirstin Webb ’18 (left) and Hayley Hartman ’18 at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Ph...

    Anthropology major Kirstin Webb’s SCE examines the cultural and social factors behind why and how many people living in communities vulnerable to sea level rise perceive the reasons and the risk to their towns.

  • Nick LaFever ’18

    In his senior capstone project, international studies major Nick LaFever ’18 examines Russia’s military might.

  • Sam Wang (with the banner) leads the District Ultras in support of DC United.

    Is it sports fanaticism or political expression? International studies major Guanpeng “Sam” Wang ’18, an expert participant in ultras football fan culture around the world, has translated his passion for soccer into a senior capstone project on sports diplomacy—and a job with Copa90, the home of global football fan culture.

  • "Cityscape" by Austin Maddux, from “The Breadth Between,” the 2018 SCE Exhibition at the Kohl Gallery.

    The Breadth Between: Washington College art students will present their Senior Capstone Projects in an exhibition opening on April 19 at the Kohl Gallery.

  • Kiran Pant ’18 has created some 3-D images of her proton beam study.
    For her senior capstone project, Kiran Pant ’18, a physics major headed to Duke University’s graduate program in medical physics, is simulating the behavior of a proton beam as it enters the body.
  • Maija Adourian ’18 presented her research at the Society of Toxicology’s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

    With a career as a medical doctor—quite possibly in cardiology—firmly in her sights, Maija Adourian ’18 is basing her Senior Capstone Experience on a poster presentation she co-authored with biology professor Mindy Reynolds and presented in March at the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology.

  • Mark Christie ’18 is ready for his close-up.

    For his senior capstone project, theatre major Mark Christie ’18 directed Stop Kiss, Diane Son’s 1998 drama about two young women whose first kiss changes their lives. The show ran March 30 and 31, in Tawes Theatre.

  • Business management major Austin Hepburn ’18
    Austin Hepburn ’18, a business management major writing his senior thesis on a small cap bank on Pennsylvania’s Main Line, is the first Washington College student to be awarded a scholarship from Risk Management Association.