North Central College - Naperville, IL

Richter grants help students pursue summer research

Richter grants help students pursue summer research

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Six students traveled around the world this summer to research various topics. Each student applied for and received a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to support costs associated with their research. The students and their summer projects included:
  • Mallory Blanchard ’10, international business major. Traveled to Peru, project title: “Understanding Peruvian Work-Related Values.”
  • Laura Constantine ’11, biology major.


Students present their summer research to the campus

Students present their summer research to the campus

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For the past six weeks, 37 students and 15 faculty have participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC) conducting research that spans many majors and topics. Students presented their research to the campus community July 21 in a poster format in Kroehler Science Center. Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, noted research can be lonely and slow-going at times, so students and faculty involved in SURC meet weekly to collaborate and discuss their work.


Alex Knobloch named CCIW Man of the Year

Alex Knobloch named CCIW Man of the Year

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Alex Knobloch ’10 was named the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Man of the Year. Recognized as the conference’s top male student-athlete, he was chosen through a voting process conducted by the CCIW Senior Woman Administrators and Faculty Athletics Representatives. There were five other nominees. Knobloch, a biology major who graduated with a 4.0 GPA, was a member of the travel squad as an alternate for North Central’s national championship-winning cross country team this past season.


Beloit College science faculty visit campus

Beloit College science faculty visit campus

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Two science faculty from Beloit College in Beloit, WI met with North Central College science faculty on Friday, Dec. 11, to demonstrate the workshop method of teaching and discuss how it was implemented at Beloit. The workshop method engages students more than the traditional lecture/lab structure, said Beloit faculty Yaffa Grossman, professor of biology, and Brock Spencer, Kohnstamn professor of chemistry.


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