Journal of McPherson College Science
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Vol 21, May 2013
Vol 20, May 2012
Vol 19, May 2011
Vol 18, May 2010
Vol 17, May 2009
Vol 16, May 2008
Vol 15, May 2007
Vol 14, May 2006
Vol 13, May 2005
Vol 12, May 2004
Vol 11, May 2003
Vol 10, May 2002
Vol 9, May 2001
Vol 8, May 2000
Vol 7, May 1999
Vol 6, May 1998
The student research program was originally funded in 1981 with a grant from the National Science Foundation and continues to be supported primarily by alumni donations. One hundred percent of all science majors have completed a senior research project since 1983, distinguishing McPherson College’s program as one of the few and longest running undergraduate research requirements in the country.
In 1993, student research papers began being compiled annually in an in-house scientific journal entitled "Cantaurus" (a fictitious name derived from the Latin words "bull"and "dog"). As part of the curriculum, Cantaurus gives science majors the experience of writing for a scientific publication. Since its inception, more than 90 students have contributed to the journal.
Two types of awards are bestowed on McPherson College students who demonstrate excellence in senior research. The highest honor, the Burkholder Research Award, honors outstanding achievement. The Merit Research Award distinguishes significant achievement. Both awards are sponsored by the Natural Sciences of McPherson college and Midwest Oilseeds of Adel, Iowa.
For each award, the faculty of the Natural Sciences selects one or more candidates based on three criteria:
A certificate of Award is granted to each winner. Persons qualifying for the Burkholder Research Award have their name inscribed in a plaque and receive a year membership to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a subscription to "Science."
Volume 17 May 2009
· 2009 Senior Research Science Forum Program (.pdf)
Volume 16 May 2008
· Senior Research Forum (press release)
Volume 13 May 2005
· ABSTRACT (.doc)
· 2005 Senior Research Science Forum Program (.pdf)
· Senior Research Science Forum - followup (press release)
· Senior Research Forum to be held April 15, 2005 (press release)