Centre GEMS initiative featured by Kentucky National Science Foundation program

The KY NSF EPSCoR—Kentucky’s chapter of the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research—recently featured Centre College students and faculty in a video about a student-led initiative to encourage local girls to study the sciences. Centre student Ceci Vollbrecht ’17, a chemistry major, founded Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS), which gives

Centre GEMS group works with local girls to explore the power of STEM subjects

The Centre GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) group from Centre College is combining education and service to help local girls explore the power of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. Student mentors from the College teach girls at Bate Middle School, Boyle County Middle School and Toliver Elementary School weekly lessons on

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Leonard Demoranville uses ACS funding to improve science literacy on campus

All Centre College students study the sciences in some form. Even non-science majors complete basic education requirements, one of which is a two-part set of natural science courses (NSC). Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Leonard Demoranville is on a mission to make the College’s natural science courses better than ever, thanks to funding from the

Professor Jeff Fieberg makes important discovery in Van Gogh painting

Associate Professor of Chemistry Jeffrey Fieberg is known as a professor who makes learning an enjoyable and exciting experience. During a sabbatical last year, Fieberg put his skills as a chemist to use in an unusual way. Fieberg used scientific techniques to solve a long-standing mystery about an important piece of art: “Undergrowth with Two