Local Gifted High School Students Invited to Campus for Junior Scholars Program

April 13, 2010

Mount Union College will host the fourth Junior Scholars Program of the 2001-2002 academic year on Friday, April 12.


This is the 16th year for the Mount Union College Junior Scholars Program, where approximately 90 gifted high school juniors and seniors are invited to campus to participate in 90-minute sessions led by Mount Union College faculty.

The College invited nine area high schools, including Alliance, East Canton, Louisville, Malvern, Marlington, Minerva, Sebring McKinley, Waterloo and West Branch.

The spring sessions will include "Using Chemistry to Understand Biological Interaction," led by Laura Beal, instructor of chemistry at the College and "U.S. and China - The Entangled Relations," led by Dr. Liangwu Yin, assistant professor of history and director of the non-western studies program at Mount Union.

The goal of the program is to present ideas that are not normally included in the high school curriculum, let gifted students interact with other students of the same ability, to expose students to the academic and intellectual challenges offered on college campuses, and to allow an opportunity for in-depth exploration into a specific interest area.

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