Students paint the town red when they practice blood splatter identification. Using a 'blood-like substance' and various tools, they create patterns their peers can then examine. Comparing how the 'blood' splatters trains their eye to reverse engineer a crime's sequence of events.
Students in the Psychology + Neuroscience Concentration show their final presentations to their peers and a guest psychologist video conferencing in. After extensively investigating their chosen topics, students create a hypothesis and plan for further research to determine if their conclusions are correct.
Engineering students build their self-driving car final projects! Lead Instructor Avis leads students through training the cars to run the course correctly. Groups collaborate to construct the cars and perfect their code before they put their wheels on the track the next day.
Medical Rotations students meet in a lecture hall to present their final case studies and diagnoses. After spending the past few days researching and discussing the ailments afflicting their simulated patient, students diagnose them and illustrate their treatment plans together for a group of visiting graduate medical students.
Psychology + Neuroscience students cycle through various stations where they attempt different mental health practices. First, Lead Instructor Lori leads guides through a meditation and reflection. Second, Instructional Coach Ryan leads them in creating lists of gratitude. Finally, their Teaching Fellow Maddie directs students as they create emotional caterpillars using Play-Doh and any feelings students may be experiencing in the moment.
Business students work to perfect their proposals. They share their ideas and slideshow with their teaching fellow to allow for tweaks to be made. Then, they step into a board room for a secondary guest consultation as they prepare for the final presentations later in the week.
Students meet in the lab to practice investigation procedures. From sampling and identifying different liquids to examining these samples under a microscope, students get a hands-on understanding of how investigators gather information from a crime scene. They then put that knowledge to the test as they examine old cases and research why the trail went cold.
Dr. Marc Tetel joins Psychology + Neuroscience students for a presentation and brain dissections. He discusses how gut biology as students ask questions about how diet affects brain chemistry. Then, they don their lab coats and open their surgical tool kit to examine the sheep brains prepared for them on the dissection tables.
Business students discuss different demographic populations and how to reach them. What platforms reach each age group most effectively? What constitutes good or bad buzz for businesses? Students examine these questions and create strategies for developing a strong, consistent client base.
Medical Rotations students meet in the Colby College Museum of Art. From examining details in the pieces themselves to reading into the context in which they were created, students test their observation skills as they examine the painted scenes presented to them.