Technology Fellows Target Old Mongolian Maps, Tourette’s, and Teacher Mentorships

2017 Gibbons Fellows

Each summer, Bowdoin faculty are invited to apply for funding from the college’s Gibbons Summer Research Program to hire students to help them with technological research. John A. Gibbons, Jr. ‘64 established this grant program to enable students and professors to explore interdisciplinary projects and to develop fresh approaches to the study of complex problems. This year, nine students received Gibbons funding to work on research projects in oceanography, politics, arctic studies, neurology, history, education, psychology, and Italian and German studies.

Read about one student’s work with a long-lost Mongolian manuscript, another’s attempt to improve student teacher mentors in the sciences, and a third’s work to develop online therapy for people with Tourette syndrome.

The Gibbons Program is administered by Bowdoin’s Academic Technology & Consulting group.

President Rose Throws a BBQ For Summer Students

More than 200 students spend the summer on campus, either working college jobs, doing research for independent projects or for professors, or interning for nearby organizations.

Many of them have fellowships through Bowdoin to support their pursuits. It’s become a tradition fo the college president to host a party for them, organized by the president’s office.Check out more photos.

Rockin’ It: Covering the Indie Music Scene in Portland

Sam Kyzivat ’18 and Miles Brautigam ’19

This summer two Bowdoin students are interning in Portland at nonprofits that support artists, both ones already established in their careers and also younger ones not yet graduated from high school.

Miles Brautigam ’19 is working behind the scenes at an alternative arts and music spot, helping book bands and set up art exhibitions. He is interning for Space Gallery, a contemporary visual and performing arts venue. A couple blocks away, Sam Kyzivat ’18 is supporting musical kids who play orchestral backup to rock bands performing in Portland. He is the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra’s sole intern this summer, helping the founder/director run the unique organization.

Both students have a Delta Sigma Arts fellowship through Bowdoin. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Bowdoin Fellows Focus on Maine’s Food System

More Bowdoin students are expressing a desire to both better understand and support local food systems. Reflecting this interest, a relatively significant of students this year (at least seven) have summertime fellowships from Bowdoin to work in some way with Maine’s food economy. While their projects are diverse, and include both research projects and farming internships, all the students share an interest in improving our food system to decrease hunger or to help the environment. Check out the Storymap link to learn more.