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Senior Capstone

science student Keisha England


The senior capstone is a rite of passage at McPherson College. Whether through a thesis or presentation, exhibit or performance, our seniors showcase their knowledge and talents as the culmination of their experiences at MC.

2021 Senior Projects

Presentation dates and Livestream info will be added to this page as soon as they are confirmed.

Behavioral Science

April 29 from 1-5 pm, Melhorn Hall



Senior Recitals
Myriah Webster – Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm, Mingenback Theatre. Watch on Livestream
Amanda Hill – Friday, April 16 at 6:00 pm, Mingenback Theatre. Watch on Livestream


Natural Sciences

38th Annual Research Forum
Friday, April 16 2021 from 1:00 to 4:45 pm, Mingenback Theatre. Watch on Livestream

Shelby Bonn:  DNA barcode sequences of the spiders in the genus Schizocosa
Sydney Burton: Prevalent comorbidities in hospitalized coronavirus (COVID 19) cases: evidence from a meta-analysis
Jenna Christensen: Quantitative analysis of Vitamin C content in three apple varieties using Tillman’s method
Maile Deutsch: Quantitative analysis of Vitamin C content in three apple varieties using Tillman’s method
Ashley Esquivel: Use of essential oils as a pest deterrent against the common house cricket (Acheta domestics)
Jessica James: Analysis of nitrite and nitrate concentrations present in locally produced ham labeled cured and uncured
Neville Kabangu: Does Lactobacillus acidophilus inhibit the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa?
Thara Kalambayi: What is the effect of the cyanogen in cassava leaves on Drosophila melanogaster larvae?
Choucranie N. Kayembe: Determination of vitamin C content in peaches at different stages of maturity
Aaron Leck: A literature review of genetically altered yeast and its industrial uses
Allison Pamela Penalva Vanegas: A literature review on the effects of the ketogenic diet on the gut microbiota and weight-loss
Kristin Potter: Kawasaki disease: a review exploring the changes in etiology, epidemiology, and link to COVID-19
Claire Singleton: Comparison of the antibacterial activity of tea tree oil and tea seed oil with that of amoxicillin and ampicillin against E. coli
Kylecia Taylor: The effect of the essential oils: tea tree, thyme, and peppermint on Staphylococcus aureusgrowth
Morgan Abbott: Effects of drought conditions on water use efficiency, transpiration and photosynthesis in Silphium integrifolium


Philosophy & Religion

Aaron Leck – Christianity and Anarchism: A Reconciliation
Monday, May 3 at 6:00 pm, Mohler 212. Watch on Livestream



Susana Velasquez – Identidad Bilingüe / Bilingual Identity
Friday, March 19 at 3:00 pm, Mohler 231



J. Tanner Trigg – “The Christians” by Lucas Hnath, “Daddy Long Legs” music by Paul Gordon and book by John Caird

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Daddy Long Legs

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The Christians