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Elon names 2018 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements. 

Three awarded National Science Foundation fellowships

An Elon senior, an alumnus and a current staff member have each been selected for the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship program, which will support their work toward graduate degrees in STEM fields. 

Research by Elon faculty, students and alumni featured at American Educational Research Association annual meeting

Research from two School of Education faculty, four current students and one alum was presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in New York City.

Pretty produce: Lumen Scholar explores how a shift in consumer attitudes can impact food waste

Sara Machi ’18 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments. 

 

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Going With the Flow: Lumen Scholar’s research explores the evolving role of yoga in global society

Elon University Lumen Scholar Anya Fredsell ’18 is drawing connections between yoga communities in Greensboro, Atlanta and South India.

Gut instinct: Lumen Scholar’s research explores the link between the brain and the microbiome of the gut 

Alex Ball ’17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.

 

Sara Machi '18 presents research at Society for Marketing Advances conference

The Lumen Scholar shared her research exploring consumer motivations to purchase aesthetically imperfect fruits and vegetables from grocery retailers.

Lumen Scholar learns to adapt as she explores community health care in Uganda

Elon Lumen Scholar Samantha Perry ’18 is researching the challenges that Village Health Team volunteers face in delivering health care in Uganda. 

Salt life: Lumen Scholar explores salinity and growth in wetland ecosystems

Elon Lumen Scholar Mariana Kneppers ’18 is researching how changing global weather conditions might affect the future of native wetland plants.

Biochemistry faculty and students, physical therapy education faculty attend national Experimental Biology conference in Chicago

Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of six societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 50 guest societies.

Elon names 2017 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

Ben Bridges '17 wins top student paper prize at Southern Anthropological Society conference

The Honors student and anthropology major won top honors for his research of Quechua myths in Peru.

Passion for pure math theory fuels Lumen Scholar's research

Peter Jakes '17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments. 

Lumen Scholar takes top paper award at regional conference on the study of religion

Three other Elon students were selected to present undergraduate research projects to the Southeastern Commission on the Study of Religion.

Lumen Scholar leaps at chance to research impact of chronic injuries on dancers

Ashley King '17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.

Elon junior a finalist for Truman Scholarship

Amy Mullan is competing for a highly competitive national fellowship awarded each year to those with goals of working in public service or government. Winners will be announced in April. 

Lumen Scholar is all ears as she explores the impact of birth stories on first-time mothers

Michelle Reissig ’17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments.

Lumen Scholar dives into the data to help drive health care changes

Justin Morin '17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments. 

Lumen Scholar uses smart tech to craft smart solutions that change lives

Beth Lester '17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments. 

Lumen Scholar finds focus on 'feeling good' may be the best exercise prescription

Nicole Doolen '17 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship to support and celebrates their academic and creative achievements.

Elon math department has strong showing at MathFest, with Lumen scholar taking home award

Peter Jakes '17, Professor Jeff Clark, Assistant Professor Aaron Trocki, and A.L. Hook Associate Professor Chad Awtrey gave presentations at MathFest in Columbus, OH, on Aug. 3-6, 2016.

Elon names 2016 Lumen Scholars 

The university’s top award for undergraduate scholars comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements. 

Challenging traditional diversity discourse in higher education 

Elon senior Claire Lockard used the Lumen Prize, the university’s top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement, to reconceptualize what is meant by "identity" and reimagine the possibilities for diversity on college campuses.

Exposing pre-Olympic human rights abuses in Rio de Janeiro

Elon University Lumen Scholar Michelle Alfini visited Rio de Janeiro to analyze the media’s lacking coverage of human rights violations prior to this year’s Olympic Games and fill the void in coverage through her website, RightingRio.com.

Math majors and faculty present at the national Joint Mathematics Meetings

Peter Jakes '17, Michael Keenan '16, Sara Rodgers '16, Jesi Weed '16, Professor Jeff Clark, Professor Crista Arangala, and A.L. Hook Assistant Professor Chad Awtrey presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle from Jan. 6-9, 2016.

Mapping the universe through computer modeling

Elon senior Helen Meskhidze, a recent finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, is using the university’s top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement to help astrophysicists study galaxies that create stars at rates far greater than average.

National scholarship funds Elon student's summer project at Caltech

Elon University senior Christian Seitz received a 2015 Amgen Scholarship to research the 3D structure of molecular bases within the human nose that allows humans to detect scent.

2015 President's Report highlights faculty and student scholarship

Elon scholars are making an impact in our world through groundbreaking research on campus and around the globe. The annual President's Report profiles inspiring faculty and student researchers who are striving to build a brighter future. 

Lumen Scholar researches the interplay of dance students and power

Elon University senior Rachel Mehaffey used the university's top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievements to study the way dancers interpret what they are asked to perform on stage and in the classroom.

Elon names 2015 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

Rhythms of Cuba inspire Lumen Scholar performance

Elon senior Nicole Payne Mota, whose Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage are reflected in her musical passion and scholarly work, led a Yeager Recital Hall concert on April 24 supported by the university's top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement.

Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in France

Omolayo Ojo, an international studies major and Honors Fellow from Maryland, will spend a year in Europe before pursuing graduate studies in immigration law, migration and development.

Physics major receives national scholarship

Elon University junior Helen Meskhidze received a scholarship through the national Society of Physics Students.

Elon senior awarded UK Fulbright to research political communication

Mary Rouse, a political science major from Charlotte, North Carolina, will study strategic narratives next year at Royal Holloway, University of London, as she works toward a graduate degree in media, power and public affairs. 

Lumen Scholar recognized for research at national conference 

Elon University senior Taylor Davis traveled to Boston in March 2015 to present her research at a national biochemistry conference. The Honors Fellow received a student travel award and was recognized in the undergraduate poster competition.

Students and faculty participate in physics conference

Elon Lumen Scholar Helen Meskhidze '16 and Associate Professor Anthony Crider each presented at a regional meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers at Wake Forest University from March 27-28.

Lumen Scholar sheds light on impacts of microfinance

Research by Elon University senior Kate Smith-Lin finds that citizens of Indonesia don’t necessarily save more money after a bank opens in rural areas, but they do change the way they save, making it easier to protect their families in times of crisis.

Lumen Scholar's work gives voice to African immigrants

Elon University’s top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement assisted senior Omolayo Ojo in her efforts to share why people from Senegal move to the United States, and what effect those moves have on families left behind.

Elon senior uses Lumen Prize to write first novel

Brianna Duff used the university's top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement to combine her love of physics and writing into a story driven by scientific principles.

Elon alumna, professor co-author article on youth with HIV/AIDS

Jamie Albright '13 and Professor Cynthia "Cindy" Fair researched barriers to communication between medical providers and adolescents born with HIV.

Elon anthropologists and Lumen Scholar present research in D.C.

Three Elon faculty members and a university Lumen Scholar shared their work at the 2014 American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Lumen Prize helps Elon student research cell death in kidney failure

Senior Thomas Lampl has used the university’s highest honor for undergraduate research and creative achievement to study a laboratory model that may help future doctors better understand the human body’s reaction to sepsis.

Career Moves: Mentors & career advisers help alum with top engineering school placement

Alexander Bruch ’14 sought feedback from chemistry professors & staff in the Student Professional Development Center as he applied to graduate schools, including Yale University, for a doctorate in electrical engineering.

Lumen Scholars publish a biochemistry paper

Senior biochemistry majors and Lumen Scholars Taylor Davis and Tom Lampl had a manuscript about their research accepted for publication in the Journal of Visual Experimentation. 

Elon junior named SEEKHO Summer 2014 Innovation Fellow

Caley Mikesell is one of eight fellows from around the world spending June and July in rural India to help research and develop holistic programs aimed at improving conditions for impoverished villages.

Lumen Scholar researches role of Christians in the Holocaust

Recent Elon University graduate Sarah Holland's study of Christian complicity in the evils of Nazi Germany shed light on the way people of faith can be led astray by leaders who exploit religious beliefs at the expense of marginalized populations.

From Holden Caulfield to Harry Potter, young adult literature strikes chords for all ages

Over the past two years, Elon University senior and Lumen Prize recipient Michelle Nussbaum has used a top award for undergraduate research to pinpoint the reasons many older readers find comfort in novels written for adolescent audiences.

Lumen Scholar studies the narratives of welfare

Elon University senior Greg Honan researched the stories two former presidents told of public assistance recipients and found a direct influence on the way local politicians talk about social services.

Elon names 2014 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

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News

Elon names 2018 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements. 

Three awarded National Science Foundation fellowships

An Elon senior, an alumnus and a current staff member have each been selected for the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship program, which will support their work toward graduate degrees in STEM fields. 

Research by Elon faculty, students and alumni featured at American Educational Research Association annual meeting

Research from two School of Education faculty, four current students and one alum was presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in New York City.

Pretty produce: Lumen Scholar explores how a shift in consumer attitudes can impact food waste

Sara Machi ’18 is among the recipients of the Lumen Prize, which provides selected students with a $15,000 scholarship and celebrates their academic and creative accomplishments. 

 

Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation, Feb. 26

Join us for a Lunch and Learn on Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation for your students.

 

Going With the Flow: Lumen Scholar’s research explores the evolving role of yoga in global society

Elon University Lumen Scholar Anya Fredsell ’18 is drawing connections between yoga communities in Greensboro, Atlanta and South India.