In brief: Summer 2019
Many of Cornell’s programs and majors require a senior capstone project. Here is a sampling of capstone titles from members of the Class of 2019.
- “Egg Laying Habits of Monarch Butterflies” — Stephanie Voller ’19, environmental studies
- “Public Compassion for the Homeless in the United States” — Alexandra Lewyn ’19, psychology
- “Effects of Diagenesis on Boron Isotopic Ratios in a Well-Preserved Pliocene Coral” — Kira Fish ’19, geology
- “Stoic attacks on Epicurus: The role of women and (lack of) education in Critiques of Epicurus” — John Kinne ’19, classical studies
- “How Cultural Mimicry Exacerbates Underdevelopment in Africa” — Suleiman Shehu ’19, international relations
- “Exquisite Hallucinations: Psyche’s Account of Persephone’s Dream Box: A Poetic Sequence” — Elise Salsman ’19, English
- “Bananas, Incest, and Ghosts: Colonialism and Neocolonialism in One Hundred Years of Solitude” (or, “Bananos, incesto, y fantasmas: colonialismo y neocolonialismo en Cien años de soledad” — Amber Jerson ’19, Spanish
Making dreams come true
Brendan Langmack ’20, a chemistry major and lacrosse team captain from Olathe, Kansas, says his favorite class is organic chemistry. He conducted research on a Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative and is preparing for a career in pharmaceutical research and development.
“Your contributions make the dreams of students come true,” says Brendan Langmack ’20. “You are the bedrock of the supportive community here on top of a hill in Mount Vernon, Iowa—a place like none other, that enjoys the fruits of generous alumni who lead by their donations, actions, and unwavering sense of Cornell pride. Thank you.”
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