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.