Centre chemistry program offers summer journal club

Centre College’s chemistry program is offering an exciting educational opportunity for students, faculty and staff through a summer journal club. After many summer research and internship opportunities for students and faculty were cancelled, due to COVID-19, Professor of Chemistry Joe Workman proposed the idea of forming a journal club as a way to keep students

Centre alumni and faculty collaborate to publish research

Assistant Professor of Biology Kelly O’Quin, along with 12 Centre graduates, are among the co-authors of a paper that has recently been published in the journal BMC Biology. The paper is about the group’s work identifying genetic mutations in mycobacteriophages, viruses that infect soil bacteria, and these mutations’ impact on viral reproduction. Some of the

By |2020-07-01T10:43:26-04:00July 1st, 2020|Family Life, Biology, News, New Student Orientation Contact|

Centre students immerse themselves in Mexican culture during spring Centre-in-Mérida study abroad program

During the Spring 2020 term, Centre College students, along with Assistant Professor of Biology Mark Galatowitsch, traveled to Mérida, Mexico, as part of the Centre-in-Mérida study abroad program. Students travel to the remote Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve as part of the Centre-in-Mérida study abroad program. “During the semester, students all take Spanish classes,

Centre announces 2020 RICE symposium winners

Centre College recently held a virtual version of the 13th annual Research, Internships and Creative Endeavors (RICE) symposium. New this year, RICE included prizes for the best two presentations or posters from each academic division. Winners were chosen by appointed faculty judges. The Dean's Office and the Undergraduate Research Committee share the divisional presentation winners:

Centre ranked #19 for women in STEM

Centre College was recently ranked #19 on Study.com’s list of the best colleges for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). According to the College’s Center for Career & Professional Development, the five-year average success rate for Centre STEM majors—percent of students professionally employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation—is 98

Brown Fellow Rachel Moore ’20 plans career in zoonotic disease research at Royal Veterinary College in London

Centre College Brown Fellow Rachel Moore ’20 (Helotes, Texas), biology major and environmental studies minor, will be attending veterinary school at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, England, as she begins her professional path toward a career in zoonotic disease research. Moore pointed to her Centre experience—including internships, undergraduate research and study abroad—for contributing

Daniel Scott receives KBRIN funding for cancer therapy research

Daniel Scott, assistant professor of chemistry, recently received funding from the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN) for his research project titled "Developing Novel Anti-Cancer Mithramycin Formulations and Nanoparticle Delivery System Design." KBRIN is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of a program to help states that are less funded by

Josh Joiner ’20 awarded Joan Cralle Day Fellowship to study medicine at the University of Kentucky

Biochemistry and molecular biology major Josh Joiner '20 (Danville, Kentucky) received the Cralle Foundation/Joan Cralle Day Fellowship from the University of Kentucky (UK) to study medicine in the fall. Endowed by a gift from the Cralle Foundation, named to honor Joan Cralle Day, the fellowship is available for graduate or professional study at UK for

[VIDEO] Centre College academic programs welcome new majors

Though students are engaged in remote learning, the campus tradition of faculty celebrating their students when they declare their respective majors continues. Centre College faculty recently created a series of videos featuring professors from a variety of academic programs to welcome their newly declared students. “Programs welcome their majors in different ways—lunches at Cowan, picnics,

New Zealand’s White Island frequent destination for Centre College students

The recent eruption on White Island in New Zealand has been particularly significant for two Centre College professors who regularly teach a course there on the physical science of volcanoes, which always includes a trek to the Whakaari volcano. “I am deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck the island and the community. My

By |2019-12-16T10:07:40-05:00December 16th, 2019|Family Life, News, Music|
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