Academics News

Shasa Sartin

Luther junior Sartin selected to research French Huguenots during summer

In 1685, hundreds of thousands of Huguenots were forced to flee France attempting to seek refuge in other countries. Shasa Sartin, Luther College junior of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is researching the lives of French Huguenots to create a game based in 17 and 18th century Europe for her summer research project at the college.

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Halina Pyzdrowski

Luther senior Pyzdrowski selected to research flood resilience during summer

Over the course of the last 10 years, Decorah and other communities across northeastern Iowa have experienced multiple floods characterized as 100-year floods. As the effects of climate change intensify, events like these are only expected to increase. Halina Pyzdrowski, Luther College senior of Minnetonka, Minnesota, is researching flood resilience in the Upper Iowa Watershed for her summer research project at the college.

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Katie Patyk

Luther senior Patyk selected to research Theodore Sturgeon during summer

"Live long and prosper" the phrase from TV's "Star Trek" was written by Theodore Sturgeon, a science fiction author and editor from the late 1930s who wrote several episodes for the popular series, though he is renowned for his many short stories and acclaimed novel "More Than Human." Katie Patyk, Luther College senior of Milladore, Wisconsin, is researching Sturgeon's works and letters to discuss the parameters of the science fiction genre for her summer research project at the college.

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Ananda Easley

Luther junior Easley selected to research generativity and alcohol use during summer

As baby-boomers age and there are more middle-aged citizens than ever before, there is a need to know how their actions and attitudes affect their own health and the health of others. Ananda Easley, Luther College junior of Dubuque, Iowa, is researching the group's psychological and social development that occurs in middle adulthood and how it correlates with alcohol use for her summer research project at the college.

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