The Colgate Scene
September 2007

Summer school

Ryan Meyers '09 (front) works alongside two Upstate Institute Summer Science Academy students, Tiffany Ackley and Daniel Leet from Sherburne-Earlville High School, in a lab in Olin Hall. With Frank Frey (biology), Meyers was studying whether plant extracts traditionally used by Native Americans in the region to cure disease have antibacterial properties.

Nearly 100 students spent the summer at Colgate — and beyond — delving into projects such as the effects of bankruptcy, optical variability of quasars, honeybee nest site selection as a dynamic multi-objective optimization algorithm, and Pythagorean triples and Ramsey Theory — just to name a few.

Conducting research during the summer "allows you to really focus on what you're doing," said Ryan Meyers '09. "It also gives you the chance to meet a lot of people in town and to get to know the community."

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