They have never met but they are on the same team. Their uniforms are different but they don them with solidarity of purpose. And though they play different positions, they desire the same outcome. The soccer player and the scientist both want to beat cancer.
Water is life. And that’s exactly why the Hope College Engineers Without Borders (EWB) program traveled to Kenya this past May. For three weeks in a rural area just outside Bondo in southwest Kenya, Hope-EWB coordinated and engineered the installation of two wells and a rainwater catchment system.
Together, five Hope-ites — two alums and three soon-to-be alums — were making known the quality of Hope’s engineering program on a national stage at the Race to Zero Student Design Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Hope students in Dr. Tom Bultman’s new The Science and Culture of Coffee class are getting a thoroughly flavorful education about everything they ever needed or wanted to know about coffee.
Before ever taking one class at Hope, Jeff Engle of Kalamazoo, Michigan, spent his pre-freshman summer as a member of the Hope physics department’s Research Bridge Program which operates with the belief that students should “learn physics by doing physics.”
Should the fast food industry ever do away with those crinkly but potentially harmful wrappers that encase your two all-beef hamburger patties, one of the people you can thank is a physics-turned-history-major from Hope College.
New year. New semester. New classes. New start. The bisected rhythm of an academic year is something special. It affords faculty, staff and students two yearly markers for two new beginnings that most other entities and professions do not. In academia, new starts come at the end of summer (and the official start of a […]
In the interdunal wetlands along the Lake Michigan’s eastern coast, Suzanne DeVries-Zimmerman ’82 and her students are conducting research, through the help of significant external funding, to help save sands for time and life.
Hope’s team fared well on the Formula SAE stage last week at Michigan International Speedway. One-hundred-and-fifteen entries from across the country and around the world represented strong competition and Hope finished 77th overall. Many of the teams were from comprehensive research universities with long-established Formula SAE programs. Hope, participating for just the second time in six years, was one of only two liberal arts colleges at the event.
After its first year, Day 1 students have achieved and experienced what Hope science educators hoped they would – an early and deep-seated love and appreciation for cutting-edge research that has real-world relevance while thriving in community.