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Earlham has a long history of encouraging collaboration between students and faculty and of helping students leverage success in the classroom with hands-on experience and research. It’s an approach that not only benefits individual students but also better prepares them to make a practical and meaningful difference in the world.


Caleb -smith

Playground with a Purpose

“This has been the culmination of everything I have learned at Earlham. From making presentations, to utilizing knowledge from my science and economics classes, to bringing people together to accomplish a shared goal, this has been an incredibly rewarding experience.”

— Caleb Smith '17


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Magic Bus

"For millions of people, reliable transportation is often the first test toward accessing goods, services, jobs and education," she said. "We shouldn't overlook improving transportation because it can have meaningful impact on society."

— Iman Cooper ’16, Magic Bus Team Member

 

Abby -mccullough

Tiny House

“I have a connection to this space that I will never have with a dorm room. I know every inch of it, and we understand every aspect. Having our basic needs met in a space of only 250 feet that we built, for me is incredibly humbling.”

— Abby McCullough ’17


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Bean Voyage

“While at Earlham, we had numerous opportunities to be involved in student leadership and activism, but we wanted to channel the energy towards doing something that can lead to sustainable development, while working in collaboration with local communities.”

— Sohrab Amiri ’16, co-founder Bean Voyage


Will -vincent

Researching Blindness

“The best science is collaborative and Earlham really taught me to embrace situations where others know more than me and to use that as an opportunity to learn something in a new way."

— Will Vincent ’10