Maple Scholars Project Reports


  • The science of music: tuning marimba bars

    Goshen College students created a tuning graph for marimba bars during the summer Maple Scholars program.

  • Frog muscles and short term memory

    Suman Bhandari, a 2013 graduate who majored in molecular biology and biochemistry from Goshen, Ind., worked with visiting Adjunct Professor of Biology Richard Manalis to research fundamental aspects of learning and memory by recording muscle contractions observed in a frog’s nerves.

  • Justice in Our Lives: Inside-Out Prison Exchange

    Students helped prepare a curriculum that would bring college students together with incarcerated men and women to study as peers in a seminar behind prison walls.

  • Community and landscape ecology of forest interiors at Merry Lea

    Aradhana Roberts, a 2013 graduate from Mussoorie, India who double majored in biology and environmental science, explored the growth and growing conditions of forest plants in the diverse plant communities of the Thomas, Wysong and Byer woodlands of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center (Wolf Lake, Indiana).

  • Goshen Commons: Building Social Capital

    Liz Core, a senior communication major from Pella, Iowa, and Ariel Ropp, a 2013 graduate double majoring in psychology and communication from Schaumburg, Ill., worked with Professor of Communication Duane Stoltzfus to evaluate the first year of publication of Goshen Commons, a community news and blog site.

  • AlgaeTown project explores the future of biofuel

    Student researchers spent the summer looking for an efficient way to produce algae, which can be harvested for use in biofuels, pharmaceuticals and even food.

You may browse our archives for projects from previous years.