Trinity College engineering majors teamed up to participate this fall in Make48, a national collaborative inventor challenge in which “Makers” compete to develop a new commercial product in a 48-hour invent-a-thon weekend. They had two days to plan, prototype, and pitch a new idea, all within the specifications of an assignment.
Trinity College has received a $10 million gift from former Trinity trustee and former Connecticut State Treasurer Francisco L. Borges ’74, H’20, his wife Luisa, and his four siblings to support financial aid for outstanding students who would not otherwise be able attend college.
Associate Professor of Chemistry Michelle Kovarik and Associate Professor of Mathematics Per Sebastian Skardal will collaborate on a new research project supported by a three-year grant of $293,514 awarded by the National Science Foundation.
Suzanne Carpe Elías ’22 and Kathryn Russell ’22 have each been awarded a grant from the TriBeta National Biological Honor Society that will support laboratory research work for their senior honors theses in biology.
Student voting rates at Trinity College increased by 21.5 percentage points in the 2020 election compared to 2016, according to a report from the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life. Trinity received the 2021 Silver Seal award in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
The new Trinity Social Justice Initiative, launched in fall 2021, aims to increase the collaborative research and scholarly discussions of some of society’s most pressing topics, including wealth inequality, mass incarceration, policing, gender violence, and systemic racism. The initiative is led by co-directors Jordan T. Camp, assistant professor of American studies, and Christina Heatherton, assistant professor of American studies and human rights.
Forty-two percent of students in Trinity’s Class of 2025 applied Early Decision last year. According to Director of Admissions Anthony Berry, applying Early Decision is the strongest way for applicants to demonstrate their interest in Trinity. Here, learn more about why current Trinity students applied Early Decision.
Trinity College Individualized Degree Program student Marisol Garcia IDP’22 recently wrote an op-ed about her time in prison and how education—including through the Trinity Prison Seminar Series—helped break her cycle of incarceration.
Kara Swisher, tech journalist and contributing writer for ‘The New York Times,’ recently addressed the Trinity College community when she visited campus to receive the 2021 Moses Berkman Memorial Journalism Award.