24 Hours of Winter Term

February 13, 2017

Communications Staff

A student positions a small device with wheels on a track while a professor looks on
Third-year Kate Hull works with Professor of Neuroscience Pat Simen.
Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

Third-year Kate Hull and Professor of Neuroscience Pat Simen give their Lego robot a whirl. Once reprogrammed, the robot will be used as a teaching aid in the classroom. This type of faculty-student collaboration is typical at Oberlin College, and particularly during January. Throughout the month, students pursue academic interests outside of regular course offerings by completing individual or group projects of their choice, on or off campus.

At Oberlin, it’s called winter term. With fewer students on campus, the overall vibe takes on a different rhythm. Follow along a day in the life of students, faculty, and staff during winter term.

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