Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship

A marine biology student and professor conduct research on starfishes.

October 16, 2017

Better Together

For eight weeks this past summer, students and faculty worked side by side to tackle some of their fields’ most pressing issues through Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program.

Dr Fuse and a student recreate a scene from Back to the Future.

May 23, 2018

The Fantastic Dr. Fuse

Rollins physics professor Chris Fuse parlayed his love of the fantastical into a career in science and now uses that passion to inspire his students.

January 14, 2021

The Curiosities Around Us

Gene Albrecht ’69 arrived at Rollins as a teenager with wide eyes and big questions. Now, 50 years later, his $850,000 gift will enable future Tars to dig deep for answers to the little mysteries we see every day.

A collage of scenes of Rollins students on the job this summer

August 30, 2021

Summer, Shared 2021

From transformative internships to industry-leading research, Tars share their top accomplishments from summer 2021.

Aditya Mahara ’12

March 04, 2021

My Rollins Gateway: A Pillar of Progress

Aditya Mahara ’12’s path through Rollins was defined by both the opportunities he seized and those he created for himself.

From left: Farahana Cajuste ’21 and Cristina Toppin ’21

May 13, 2020

Cajuste ’21 and Toppin ’21 Earn Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowships

Farahana Cajuste ’21 and Cristina Toppin ’21 have both earned a spot in Public Policy and International Affairs’ highly selective Junior Summer Institute, a program designed to prepare students for roles serving the public good.

Lauren Neldner and physics professor Thom Moore conduct acoustics research in Rollins’ anechoic chamber.

March 24, 2020

My Rollins Gateway: Seismic Scholar

Armed with rigorous lab work, extensive research experience, and five prestigious scholarships, Lauren Neldner ’20 is ready to make the world a safer place.

Josephine Spiegelberg during a presentation.

October 07, 2020

My Rollins Gateway: Down to a Science

Valedictorian Josephine Spiegelberg ’20 grew up in a family of physicists, but her Rollins experience empowered her to weave any subject matter into her research. Now she’s ready to change the world.

September 28, 2020

Albrecht ’69 Pledges $858,929 for Student-Faculty Biology Research

Gene Albrecht ’69 has made a planned gift to Rollins to establish an endowed fund for the College’s esteemed Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program.


A student and professor discuss a model of the solar system.

October 22, 2019

Two Decades of Discovery

Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone, we’re looking back at 20 of the program’s most significant accomplishments.

SJ Renfroe ’18 in the atrium of Bush Science Center.

October 22, 2018

Ethos in Action

SJ Renfroe ’18 came to Rollins having never heard the term “human rights violation.” Now she’s devoting her life’s work to stopping them.


Issac Gorres ’21 working with fellow students in a biology lab.

April 02, 2020

Gorres ’21 Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Isaac Gorres ’21 has earned a Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and the natural sciences.

Ashley Cannaday in the lab with students.

October 08, 2018

Allies in Inquiry

This past summer, students and faculty joined forces in tackling some of their fields’ toughest issues as part of Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program.

May 13, 2020

My Rollins Gateway: Breaking Boundaries

You wouldn’t know what Alexis Meeks ’16 does at AdventHealth by looking at her title: product manager for the Project Fulcrum Team. Her work is always changing, and that fits her perfectly.

Lauren Neldner in an acoustic room holding cables.

May 29, 2019

Neldner ’20 Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Lauren Neldner ’20 has earned a Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and the natural sciences.

Rollins students jumping with excitement during confetti congratulations

August 13, 2019

A Rollins Year in Photos

From a field study to Cuba and high-profile internships here in Orlando to fun new classes and prestigious scholarships, 2018-19 was a banner year at Rollins.

Damian Clarke ’19 playing a soccer game as a midfielder.

May 03, 2021

Fielding Success

At Rollins, Damian Clarke ’19 forged bonds and developed skills that supported his ambitions both on and off the field.

Alfond Scholar Carmen Cheng ’18.

February 07, 2019

Hey, Siri. Let’s Make You Smarter.

Life these days for Alfond Scholar Carmen Cheng ’18 means making sure one of Apple’s signature features is always getting better at her job.

David Charles and his theatre students performing an improv play in the Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins.

October 28, 2019

Spontaneous Preparation

It sounds counterintuitive, but 14 Rollins students spent the summer researching how best to stage an improvised play.

May 11, 2017

What I’ve Learned: James Ryan ’17 ’19MBA

The 2017 College of Liberal Arts valedictorian—one of the first graduates of Rollins’ new Public Policy and Political Economy Program—reflects on his time as a Tar.

Physics professor Chris Fuse use a projected globe to conduct physics research.

October 26, 2021

Rooted in Rigor

By investing in the strength of Rollins’ unique academic model, we continue to embolden our position as one of the country’s best and most innovative liberal arts institutions.

Tiara Ashurst ’23

September 28, 2021

Colleagues in Curiosity

Each summer, Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program pairs enterprising students with expert faculty to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges. Explore a few of this year’s standout projects.

Chemistry major Alyssa Malto and professor Laurel Habgood work together on chemistry research focused on silver properties.

October 22, 2020

Together in Discovery

This past summer, Rollins’ Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program produced some of its most powerful partnerships to date, showcasing the innovative ways our students and faculty are tackling real-world, relevant issues.