Take your classroom experiences into the multilingual world.
Students of German at Colgate engage with European culture and explore a range of fields — in the sciences and the humanities — adding international dimensions to their education and experiences. Along the way, they are aided by grants, fellowships, and internships funded through the University and organizations beyond campus.
In Spring 2020, we warmly congratulated two German Department sophomores, Jessica Johnson and Eric Matt, who were each awarded competitive DAAD RISE summer fellowships to work in scientific research laboratories in Germany in the summer of 2020. Eric, a double major in German and Physics, was to work alongside Ph.D. student Nicholas Rendler at the University of Freiburg, studying the electron transfer properties in various molecules. This has potential applications in highly efficient organic solar cells. Jessica, a double major in German and Astrogeophysics, received a placement at the Thuringian Particle Size Laboratory at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt. She was to assess paleo-climatic and environmental impacts of sediment production, transportation, and deposition, through the geochemical analysis of samples collected from the Thuringian Forest. Cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we hope that students can access such opportunities once again in 2021 and beyond.