Roanoke College student interviewed by Roanoke Times about summer research

by roanokecollege on October 13, 2015


Molly Trosch, a senior at Roanoke College, is one of the students who did research at Roanoke College over the summer. Molly works in the History department with Dr. Miller and Dr. Leeson. The project involves taking artifacts from Explore Park, a closed state park, and housing them in educational settings. Molly became involved with the project after hearing her friends talk about the project last semester.

Molly helps fill out the paperwork associated with the artifacts. Afterwards, she takes a photo of the artifact and attaches a tag to identify it. She also meets with people interested in taking in some of the artifacts for education.

Molly enjoyed working with her project advisers.

“Working with Dr. Miller and Dr. Leeson helped me learn about what the museum and archiving world is actually like, plus I got to learn a lot about the artifacts and the time period they came from.”

One of Molly’s favorite moments from the project was being interviewed by the Roanoke Times with Dr. Miller.

“It was such a fun experience being able to show the reporters (and the Roanoke area!) what I’ve put so much work and effort into. It was really fun and incredibly special.”

To anyone thinking about doing research, Molly says:

“Just go for it! If you are especially interested in what your friends or your professors are doing, ask them about it. Cool projects and experience opportunities like these tend to be hard to find, but if you do find one, do it. What have you got to lose?”

To see the interview with Molly, click the link below

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