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 mathematics program offers summer activities

Even in the midst of the uncertain times caused by COVID-19, Centre College’s mathematics program remains committed to providing its students with meaningful summer experiences. The department is offering a myriad of opportunities this summer, including virtual research groups and alumni talks. Associate Professor of Mathematics Ellen Swanson and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Michael Lamar

By |2020-06-19T10:49:12-04:00June 19th, 2020|Mathematics, News|

Centre ranked #19 for women in STEM

Centre College was recently ranked #19 on’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

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|

Jeff Heath receives 2020 MAA Kentucky Section Distinguished Teaching Award

Jeff Heath, associate professor of mathematics and NCAA faculty athletics representative, recently received the 2020 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Kentucky Section Distinguished Teaching Award, given annually by the Kentucky section of the MAA to a faculty member in recognition for excellence in teaching mathematics. Heath was nominated by his Centre College mathematics colleagues. “It

By |2020-05-08T09:19:07-04:00May 8th, 2020|Academics, Experts, Fellowships and Honors, Mathematics, News|

Qiaowen Luo ’21 donates masks to Kentucky frontline workers

Qiaowen Luo '21 donates KN95 masks to Kentucky frontline workers. In the midst of the Covid-19 global pandemic, there has been a plea for individuals who may have protective masks on hand to donate them to their local healthcare providers. Centre College international student and economics & finance and mathematics double major Qiaowen

[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,

Phi Beta Kappa’s Visiting Scholar Francis Su to give talk on campus, Feb. 20

Centre College’s Phi Beta Kappa’s Visiting Scholars Program will welcome Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, to campus, Feb. 20-21. During his visit, Su will give a talk titled “Mathematics for Human Flourishing” on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Young Hall 113. “Phi Beta Kappa’s support of its local chapters—especially

By |2020-02-13T11:49:36-05:00February 13th, 2020|Academics, German Studies, Humanities, Mathematics, News|

Centre holds groundbreaking ceremony for Olin Hall renovation and expansion

Centre College held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 19. at Olin Hall, where construction has been well underway for several months. Olin Hall was originally built in 1988 and is home to a number of the College’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classrooms and offices. Dr. Ellen Goldey, dean and vice president for

By |2019-11-21T17:53:17-05:00November 21st, 2019|Academics, Buildings, Campus, Engineering, Mathematics, News|
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