Academics News

Kathleen Woods

Luther senior Woods selected to plan chemistry outreach program

With a greater focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics in schools, more children are being encouraged to look at pursuing a career in these fields. Kathleen Woods, Luther College senior of Savanna, Illinois, helped develop and implement the Adventures with Chemistry middle school camp for her summer research project at the college.

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Andrew Murray

Luther senior Murray selected to research electric guitar compositions

The electric guitar is rarely heard in chamber ensembles, but new-age composers are working to expand the instrument's role within the Western classical tradition. This summer, Andrew Murray, Luther College senior of North Mankato, Minnesota, is researching different styles and unique arrangements in compositions for the electric guitar.

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Hakam El Mitshu

Luther senior El Mitshu selected to research foreign exchange strategy

The foreign exchange market is the largest financial market in the world, transferring billions of dollars' worth of foreign currencies between countries. Hakam Abdul El Mitshu, Luther College senior of Tripoli, Libya, is researching and building opening and closing strategies for foreign exchange traders for his summer research project at the college.

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Rebecca Buse

Luther junior Buse selected to research abortion laws

Latin America possesses some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws and also some of the highest maternal mortality rates. Rebecca Buse, Luther College junior of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is researching the possible connections between these two phenomena for her summer student-faculty collaborative research project at the college.

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Luther senior Deihl selected to research how religion is related to individuals' decision-making and behavior

As various forms of religion exist throughout the world and have existed for thousands of years, research is attempting to understand the psychology behind why so many humans turn to religion and how religion impacts societies. Emma Deihl, Luther College senior of New Prague, Minnesota, is researching attachment to God, moral foundations, self-control and self-regulation for her summer research project at the college.

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