Mason Helps to Fill Niche in Materials Research
Darren Mason was appointed to the Albion faculty in 2001.When titanium fails—whether on an automobile or an aircraft—the result is usually catastrophic. Albion College mathematics professor Darren Mason, in collaboration with Philip Eisenlohr of the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research in Germany and Michigan State University engineering professors Tom Bieler and Martin Crimp, has been filling a niche by researching how the material fractures at the microscopic level.
Mason, Albion's Phi Beta Kappa Scholar of the Year, will have the honor of talking about his work in developing a mathematical model used to predict where cracks will occur in titanium when he delivers an address at the International Symposium on Plasticity in January.
Reynolds' Breakthrough Leads to Best Poster Award
Lyndsey Reynolds testing a flow-through method of pushing reactants through the palladium-soaked membrane.Albion College chemistry students working in Professor Kevin Metz’s lab have learned that patience is important through Lyndsey Reynolds’ breakthrough, which led to her winning a best poster award at the Midwestern Undergraduate Symposium on Research in Chemistry at Michigan State University.
Exercise Science Students Apply Knowledge in Real-World Situation
Experience-based learning, similar to applying classroom learning to the real world, is one of the key components of the Albion Advantage. Ten Albion College students interested in exercise science are acquiring this type of experience through a new class called Exercise and Aging, taught by professor Sharon Frandsen, which gives students a chance to teach others what they have learned in their field of study.
Kreger Develops Athletic Training Skills in Florida
Patrolling the outfield for the Albion College baseball team doesn’t allow Chase Kreger, ’11, the opportunity to get the variety of clinical experiences provided to traditional students in the athletic training education program. With baseball practice starting in January, Kreger’s on-campus experience has been limited to the Britons’ football and volleyball squads.
Kreger began developing his skills in more activities—and to participants outside the college cohort—when he left in early May on an athletic training internship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. He followed in the footsteps of Yume Nakamura, '09, who completed the same internship in the summer of 2009.