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Students present their work during the Trico Hackathon
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tri-Co Hackathon

First held in 2014, the Tri-Co Hackathon brings together students from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore colleges for 24 hours to ideate and create original digital projects that address specific real-world problems. 

This year, five Haverford students—(from left) Sam Aronson ’22, Keeton Martin ’22, Ben Laufer ’23, Jacob Valero ’22, and Anubhav Sharma ’23—claimed first prize for their work on Salud y Dinero, a computer game available in both English and Spanish that aims to make developing financial literacy fun for Latinx kids. Photo: Cole Sansom '19

Karen Masters
Wednesday, October 9, 2019


The astronomy major is a good fit for students who want an in-depth education in astronomy that can be applied to a range of careers. Our faculty work at the cutting edge of modern astronomy and cosmology, creating exceptional research opportunities for majors.

Associate professor of physics and astronomy Karen Masters is one of the authors of a new book, 30-Second Universe, that breaks down the 50 most significant theories, principles, and people in astrophysics for a general audience. Photo: Patrick Montero. 

Alexander Norquist, Sorelle Friedler, Matt Danielson, and Allyson Lynch
Monday, September 23, 2019

Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center

The interdisciplinary faculty behind the “Dark Reactions Project” and eight of their students co-authored an article identifying previously unacknowledged human biases in chemical reaction data that impedes exploratory inorganic synthesis. Some of the members of the research team behind the Nature paper: (from left) Professor of Chemistry Alexander Norquist, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sorelle Friedler, Matt Danielson '21, and Allyson Lynch '21. Photo by Patrick Montero. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

DocuLabs 2019: The Bicentennial in Philadelphia

Funded by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, this year's Summer Doculab Fellows researched the history and memory of Philadelphia's 1976 celebration of the American Bicentennial with Visiting Assistant Professor of English Thomas Devaney, who was inspired by the subject following a course he taught on Philadelphia as part of the Tri-Co Philly Program.

Julia Coletti ’21(left) and Hilary Brashear ’13 preparing to film the marching band as part of the Summer 2019 Doculab. Photo: Patrick Montero.

Students walk with their eyes closed and hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them
Thursday, August 29, 2019


The Class of 2023 has arrived and is now immersed in Customs Week, Haverford College’s First-Year Experience program, which includes a five-day orientation immediately preceding the fall semester.

First-year students participate in a "trust walk," just one of many Customs week activities. Photo: Lev Greenstein '20

Monday, August 26, 2019

Summer Centered: Poppy Northing’s Adventure in Urban Farming

Through funding from the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, prospective biology and environmental studies major Poppy Northing ’22 studied the biological nuances of an urban farming initiative at the University of California, Berkeley.

Poppy Northing '22 at Berkeley's Oxford Tract. "Summer Centered" is a series exploring our students' Center-funded summer work. Photo: Patrick Montero. 

Sam Ditkovsky '20
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Summer Centered: Sam Ditkovsky '20 Explores the Cosmos

The Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center supported astrophysics major Sam Ditkovsky's summer research on isocurvature perturbations, cosmic disturbances caused by an alteration in the ratio of the particles that comprise the fabric of the universe. The rising senior did his work at the University of Toronto’s Dunlap Institute and on Haverford’s campus.

"Summer Centered" is a series exploring our students' Center-funded summer work. Photo: Patrick Montero.