Research & Expertise

Students in the Honors program at the campus Bee Hive.

Patrick Ensmenger Mar 25, 2022 11:25 am

Unique Ways to Get Involved on Campus

You might know Arcadia for its international education opportunities or the beauty of the campus—but do you know how many exciting ways you can be part of the Arcadia community, beyond joining clubs? Here are a few of my favorites. Academic Research Before attending Arcadia, you may believe...

Danita Mapes Mar 9, 2022 12:00 am

CTLM: Connecting Students and Faculty

Lately, Arcadia has kickstarted several initiatives to improve life on campus. One such initiative is the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM), directed by Ellen Skilton.  Created in 2020, the CTLM connects students and faculty to improve the educational...

Office of Career Education in Knight Hall

Madison Costigan Jan 28, 2022 10:27 am

Trouble Planning Your Career? This Office Can Help

Thinking about the future can be daunting. In the past, I often shied away from talking about my plans after college. I had a range of ideas, but they were not concrete and seemed out of reach. I wasn’t sure how to choose the best career for me, or how to make my aspirations a possibility once I...

Alex Chin Dec 21, 2021 2:34 pm

The Side of Forensic Science You Don’t See on TV

Most of us got our first introduction to forensic science through shows like Law and Order, CSI, NCIS, Dexter, and Forensic Files. These shows actually inspired me to pursue forensics as a career.  As someone who was looking to help people with science, forensics was both fascinating and...

Alex Chin overlooking a cliff in Ireland

Alex Chin Nov 18, 2021 3:07 pm

Summer STEM Research: Creating Opportunity During COVID

So much for best-laid plans. I was ahead of the game with my study abroad application, and since the start of 2020, I had meticulously scheduled all of my classes, undergraduate and graduate, to fit in a final celebration before graduation. I was bound for the Gold Coast in Australia, slated to...

Rikki Rosenthal working with the Dendrochronology lab team

Rikki Rosenthal Apr 29, 2021 11:39 am

How the Dendro Lab Taught Me It’s Okay to Not Know What You’re Doing

When I first started my journey at Arcadia, I was a Biology student. One aspect of the Biology Department that intrigued me were the faculty-sponsored research labs. The majority of professors within the department have research labs, ranging from microbiology to animal behavior to forest ecology....

Jasmin Ramirez class

Jasmin Ramirez Mar 16, 2021 12:00 am

What I Discovered Being a TA

While the pandemic has taken a toll on my last year of college, not all of the changes have been negative.  Due to the restrictions of Zoom, the Psychology Department allowed students to work remotely as peer mentors, researchers, and Teaching Assistants (TAs). All of these positions are...

Rikki Rosenthal at the PTK Awards

Rikki Rosenthal Mar 13, 2021 12:00 am

How I Utilized My Network to Find Success

As someone who is perpetually busy, I get asked quite often how I manage my time between my responsibilities. I’ve always been a self-starter, so finding things to keep me busy is second nature to me whenever I’m in a new environment. However, I have realized that most people don’t know where to...

Anthony Carbonetta's thesis draft

Anthony Carbonetta Mar 12, 2021 12:00 am

Senior Thesis Crunch Time

You’re probably here because you found yourself panicking about your thesis. Or maybe you’re here because your thesis is ever-approaching, and you fear the thought of giving an academic paper your undivided attention for an entire semester. Regardless of why you find yourself following along on a...

Graduating students at Commencement

Garrett Davies Mar 4, 2021 7:00 pm

VLOG: Set Up for Success at Arcadia
Student drawing a skull

Garrett Davies Dec 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Need Your Flow State Activated? Try a Hobby

Today, people consume much more than they produce. This isn't inherently an issue in society, but I think that the value and rewards of producing something by yourself are often overlooked. Hobbies are activities that are done regularly for leisure and can include a wide variety of things....

Students competing in Arcadias esports arena

Garrett Davies Oct 23, 2020 12:00 pm

Why Are Women Excluded From Esports?

Esports continues to skyrocket, with participation in the virtual gaming competitions at all-time highs and viewership hitting new levels. We are even starting to implement esports in our high school and colleges (like Arcadia!).  Although this is an exciting time for people who...