Is a world-state an ideal worth pursuing? Matthew Wells ’18 and Hannah Marcum ’18 won research grants to study this political debate in Paris.
How much do kids in Iowa know about food and nutrition? Holly McKinney ’18 received a research grant to answer this question while leading a kids’ camp at Central College.
What are the biggest challenges facing Iowa’s farmers? Sara Rodriguez is conducting in-depth interviews with farmers across central Iowa as part of her research with professor Jim Zaffiro.
Why would people vote against someone they perceive to be a better leader? Colin Jones ‘19 wants to know, and he received a research grant to study the question this summer.
How can we use the laws of physics to design better electronics? Sydney Pratt ’18 won a research grant to create new “spintronics” work with assistant professor Liz Golovatski.
How many taboo words can you list in four minutes? Senior Jordan Byrne won a grant for original research on the relationship of taboo language to the brain’s right hemisphere.
Central College senior Michaela Van Dusseldorp tells a captivating story in her psychology research. Awarded a research grant this summer, she’s working toward a criminal justice career — and one day, serving in the FBI.
Biology students conduct research with Russ Benedict to identify the best prairie species to help Midwestern farmers and our environment.
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