Mount Union College Will Host Junior Scholars Program on Campus

April 22, 2010

Mount Union College will host the first session of its 2006-2007 Junior Scholars Program on campus Tuesday, October 10. Other sessions will be held on November 14, February 6 and March 27.

This is the 21st year for the Mount Union College Junior Scholars Program, where approximately 100 gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors and their high school coordinators are invited to campus four times throughout the academic year; twice in the fall and twice in the spring. Half the group hears one professor on one day; and the other half the other. At their next visit, they switch and hear the opposite speaker.

The 10 high schools participating in this year's Junior Scholars Program include Alliance, East Canton, Louisville, Malvern, Marlington, Minerva, Sebring McKinley, St. Thomas Aquinas, Waterloo and West Branch.

The four Junior Scholars sessions presented by Mount Union College faculty are 60 minutes in length. Presentations during the fall semester will include "Evolutionary Computation: A New Way to Search for Solutions" led by Blase Cindric, associate professor of computer science and information systems and "Beyond the Parisian Horizon" led by Dr. Jennifer Hall, associate professor of foreign languages.

The two sessions to be held during spring semester include 'Something in the Water' led by Dr. Lin Wu, associate professor of biology and 'Wavelets: The Real 'New Math'' led by Dr. Gerald Wuchter, associate professor of mathematics.

The goals of the program are to present information and ideas normally not included in the high school curriculum, to give high school students an opportunity to meet and interact with other students of similar ability, to expose students to the academic character and intellectual challenge offered on a college campus and to allow students an opportunity for an in depth exploration of a particular interest area.

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