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 2010 graduating class.
|Movement and Learning
A passion for movement has driven Victoria Quine since she took her first dance class at the age of three.
|Experimenting with Music Leads to Book Chapter
Dave Herr wanted to get feedback from the man whose music had inspired his Division III.
|Collaborative Research In Reproductive Health
Div III Student Kimberley Bullard and Alum make connections.
From Div III to Signing with Literary Agent
|Searching for a Cure for Dengue
For her Division III, Marissa Baker-Wagner is conducting research to identify pathways by which the dengue virus assembles the capsid protein.
|Combining Environmental Science with Policy and Management
Max Neale goes at the Asian clam from all angles.
Isaac Bruss can tell DNA to self-assemble into a structure of his own choosing.
|Project Offers Cultural Critique of Science
“We need to deconstruct the medical concept of 'normal',” asserts Martina Risech.
|Water Flow, Food Flow
To understand how food flows from farms to people Graham Jeffries looked to water.
|Kamil Peters Finds Metal is His Medium
Give Kamil Peters an oxyacetylene torch and a piece of discarded steel, and you’ll soon find art where scrap metal used to be.
|Burn Book: Labels Are Like Politics on a Personal Level
“I’ve been doing comics for a long time,” says Athena Currier.
|‘The Play’ Mixes Poetry and Street Life
Ekiwah Adler-Belendez and Greg Josselyn’s collaborative Division III production was entitled simply The Play.
|Monologues on Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia
“I didn’t want to do a project that was all about me and my acting,” said Adelind Horan.
|The Soul Returns to the Land It Knows
Taliesin Nyala examined the neurobiological, psychological, and cultural effects of abuse on children.
|Smartphone Software to Monitor Blood Sugar
Dillon Compton is creating an app to allow people with diabetes to use smartphones to monitor their blood sugar.
|Fiber Arts: From Spiritual Concepts to Corporality
Ben Cuevas used multimedia approaches to make critical observations on the relationship of alternative medicine, the chakra system, and current Western medicine.
|Div III Archives|
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