All Hampshire students complete advanced academic work on an independent project during their final year in college. The student chooses the topic and form of the Division III, and works closely with a faculty committee.
Below are just a few of the outstanding Division III (capstone) projects completed by students in the 2009 graduating class.
|Solving Email Overload
Vibhu Norby wants to make your life easier—at least, when it comes to your inbox.
|'Two Tibets' in Dharamsala
Alana Vehaba explores the relationship between Tibetans born in Tibet before emigrating to India and those born in exile.
|Writing A Lived Landscape
Annie Nichol blends environmental studies, anthropology, and fiction and blurs the distinction between people and the environment.
From mathematical equations to competitive rock climbing, Zebediah Engberg loves a challenge.
|Representations of Children
Katelin Wilton helped found a youth support group in Zanzibar for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
|Diary of a Div III
Taryn Johnson allowed the camera to follow her creation of a project in marine science and animation.
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Luke Grecki used Five College collaboration in creating computer simulations based on mathematical models of plant leaf patterns.
|Women's Activism in 20th Century Iran
Dooler Campbell studied the build-up to the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
|War and Peace in the Pioneer Valley
Examining the local antiwar movement through creative nonfiction.
Bradford Barr: "I give the robot a goal...and allow it to adapt to the situation."
Emma Brewster's project combined health, economics, anthropology, and good food.
|The Quartz Cantabile
Todd Lerew built an innovative musical instrument, exploring both the physics of sound and design issues.
|Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Mother-Child Relationships
Toni Morrison's Beloved inspires fiction and analysis of stories of infanticide.
|Div III show: Nathan Tobiason
Nathan Tobiason's furniture ranged from a portable, folding baltic birch chair and table set to a geometric metal couch.
Cary Grant Film Award
Alex Torpey examined social and cultural taboos around alcohol policy in the United States.
Ned Phillips-Jones wanted the campus community to have an edible forest garden. So he created one.
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A Division III dance improvisation happening with scores by Kelley Mariani.
|Div Free Bell
Laura Vitkus rang the bell so hard the rope broke!
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