John C. Young Scholar James Easton ‘20 researches quantum cryptography, elliptic curves and graphs

This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2020 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 30th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. Computer science

By |2020-06-26T09:12:13-04:00June 26th, 2020|Computer Science, John C. Young Program, Mathematics, News, Research|

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

Centre students create Minecraft Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2020

For the first time, a group of Centre College students recently created and held a Minecraft Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020. Attendees could either watch the livestream event, or, if they had a Minecraft account, they could join and be a part of the ceremony. The program included speakers Cruz Avendaño Dreyfuss

Construction continues at Centre’s Franklin W. Olin Hall

Work remains fully underway at Centre College to renovate and expand Franklin W. Olin Hall, originally built in 1988 and home to a number of the College’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classrooms and offices. Construction is underway at Franklin W. Olin Hall where concrete was recently poured. Even in the midst

By |2020-05-20T10:57:15-04:00May 20th, 2020|Buildings, Campus, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, News|

Computer science students play live action Clue to learn how to problem solve

Centre College students in Associate Professor of Computer Science David Toth’s “Programming and Problem Solving” course recently played a live game of the popular board game Clue. “Dressed in a Sherlock Holmes outfit with jacket, pipe, hat and magnifying glass, I informed the students that the professor had been murdered. They were then divided into

By |2020-02-21T12:06:28-05:00February 21st, 2020|Academics, Computer Science, News|

Centre graduates pursue data science careers

When the Harvard Business Review referred to data science as “The sexiest job of the 21st century” in 2012, few people likely agreed. Now, seven years later, several recent Centre College graduates are joining this field that is here to stay, while others are pursuing related advanced degrees. And this is even before the College's

By |2019-07-02T18:42:39-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Computer Science, Data Science, News|

Centre graduates land first jobs at world’s top companies

Over the last five years, Centre College’s graduating classes have achieved high employment and graduate school outcomes, ranging from 95 to 98 percent employed or in advanced study within one year of graduating. Within this time frame, students have received first jobs from some of the world’s top companies and organizations. “We are thrilled to

What’s Next for the Class of 2019?

On the day of their graduation from Centre, the Class of 2019 participated in the What’s Next? campaign, an eagerly anticipated feature of Commencement day. The new alumni shared their post-graduation plans, as they now join the 97 percent of Centre alumni who either attend graduate school or are employed within a year of graduation. While their post-Centre pursuits vary,

Class of 2018 achieve significantly high employment and graduate school outcomes

An impressive 97 percent of 2018 Centre College graduates are employed or pursuing advanced study, according to the annual outcomes report generated by the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD). The results are based on a 97 percent knowledge rate, with responses from 321 out of 331 graduates. The extraordinary results match those compiled by

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