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  • Picabo French’s rendering of a lichen known as rock tripe.

    From lichens growing on Maine granite to bacteria growing on the Mars rover, Picabo French ’19 spent her summer exploring biology with methods and purpose as diverse as her subjects.

  • Justin Yerkie ’19 and physics professor George Keiser work at the laser box in the optics lab.

    Working with Assistant Professor of Physics George Keiser in his optics lab, Justin Yerkie ’19 is helping to create a system that’s able to generate terahertz frequency light. 

  • Lily Britt ’16 is the first Washington College student to land an internship with Li & Fung, a global leader in supp...

    Thanks to connections she made while studying abroad in Hong Kong, Lily Britt is spending the summer interning at one of the world’s leading supply chain management firms. 

  • Allison Tuttle ’98 is now director of animal care at Mystic Aquarium, where the penguins are among her favorite charges.

    Penguins, horses, whales, and reptiles—graduates of Washington College’s pre-veterinary program are doctoring a lot more than cats and dogs.

  • Brittany Weaver ’14

    Brittany Weaver ’14 talks about her experience at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and her time at Washington College.

  • Hannah O'Malley ’12 works as an educator at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
    Combining a biology degree with a minor in secondary education studies landed Hannah O’Malley ’12 a job in a magical place.
  • Mark D. Weist ’05, a lecturer in anthropology, explains planking to Barbara Fisher ’16.
    Experiential learning takes many forms at Washington College, but this form—in the shape of a 113-year-old Chesapeake Bay skipjack—has to be one of the more unique among them.
  • Kathleen Maleski ’14 views the Space exhibit at the Franklin Institute during her internship.
    Kathleen Maleski ’14 spent her summer participating in and studying outreach and working with the Condensed Matter Theory group.
  • Amanda Peters ’15 takes time out from monitoring sea otters to smile for the camera.
    Feature Story: Amanda Peters ’15 spent her summer studying sea otters, oysters and algae in Monterey, Ca.
  • Poster for Journalism Minor
    Students can now choose to minor in Journalism, Editing, and Publishing.
  • Irene Moore and Paris Young look over some history.
    As an intern at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Paris Young ’21 is helping develop an innovative project that will digitize and preserve African American history.
  • Amanda Peters ’16 (center) interned with NOAA at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

    A record number of Washington College students are headed off this summer to seas, coasts, estuaries, and labs, conducting research as interns for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • Allison Kirkpatrick ’14 at work at the International HIV/STD section of the Laboratory of Imminoregulation, part of the ...

    Co-author on a new paper about Lyme disease, Allison Kirkpatrick ’14 is seeing some of the fruits of her internship, while an undergrad at Washington College, with an international leader on the illness.

  • Rachel Brown takes a break while hiking.

    Traveling to ancient places in the Navajo Nation as part of Washington College’s Southwest Seminar, Rachel Brown ’16 is studying how losing and reclaiming a language influences a culture and its people. 

  • Analysis by Washington College’s Geographic Information Systems program is helping a Maryland county reduce its traffic fatalities through a better understanding of where and why accidents occur.
  • Mary Kelley ’11 and Duncan Leech ’11 show off some of the larger kelp species.

    For two weeks late this spring, a group of WC students will immerse themselves in the ecology, history, and beauty of Acadia National Park. If you want to go, now’s the time to apply.

  • The Koalas visit the National Zoo
    Emily Hall ’14 gained practical experience she can apply to her student teaching semester.
  • Standing before the lightship Overfalls is (L to R) Overfalls board member and intern host Tracy Mulveny, Samantha

    During her summer internship with the Overfalls Foundation in Lewes, Delaware, Samantha Robinson ’21 learned about a unique aspect of American maritime history while helping educate visitors and archiving information.

  • Sara Underwood works on a museum display.

    Through the Starr Center’s Explore America Summer Internship program, history major Sara Underwood ’19 is working as a curatorial and collections management intern at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

  • Tracy Kamen ’17 is spending her spring semester in Washington D.C. through an internship with the Washington Center.
    During her internship at the Washington Center, Tracey Kamen ’17 is living, working, and learning in the heart of Washington D.C. For a political science major, what’s not to like?
  • Nicolas Anstett '16  2015 Literary House Press Intern
    2015 Literary House Press Intern Nicolas Anstett describes his struggle as a writer with dysgraphia and how that struggle came to a head in his work with the Literary House Press.
  • Alex Foxwell ’16, with his grandmother, "Bubby," Belle Lewkowicz Ostroff, who inspired his passion for history...
    Working for UNESCO in Paris this summer on a Starr Center fellowship, Alex Foxwell ’16 discovered the terrible answer to a Second World War family mystery
  • Jillian Gobrecht ’15 is studying the effect of cadmium on cells during her summer research with Associate Professor Mind...
    Spending the summer in the lab, Jillian Gobrecht ’15 is learning about cell biology, research techniques, and how her future might look.
  • Lily Britt ’16 had a fashionable internship in Paris with international clothing store Pimkie.
  • Taneisha Scott ’16 of Baltimore spent her summer sharing musical theatre with children Atlanta.