Centre College’s 29th annual John C. Young Symposium will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Vahlkamp Theatre in Crounse Hall.
This year, six seniors will present the results of their year-long research on the topic of their choice. Each scholar will give a 20-minute presentation and will take questions from the audience for 10 minutes after each presentation.
Over the last 29 years, the John C. Young Scholars Program has encouraged independent study and research by a select group of outstanding students. It honors Centre’s fourth president, who served 1830-1857 and helped establish the College as a leading institution of higher education.
The 2018-19 scholars and their project titles are:
(Faculty mentors listed in parentheses)
Irma L. Chavez, “A Qualitative Analysis of the Barriers to Family Reunification in the Foster Care System” (Kaelyn Wiles)
Patrick Austin Dome, “Development of a General Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for Opioids” (Leonard Demoranville)
Olivia Murrell, “Developing a Centre College Teaching Collection of Asian Flora” (Matthew Klooster)
Trong Phung, “Combating Fire with Fire in Medicine: Can We Fight Bacteria with Viruses?” (Marie Nydam)
Kersey Reynolds, “Dragons and Dragon Ladies: Medieval Archetypes in the Modern World” (Mark Rasmussen)
Veronique Similien, “Pimping Out Trauma: Commodification of Suffering in Exchange for Education Access” (Shana Sippy)
by Centre College News
April 25, 2019