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Welcome to Senior Symposium! Today we celebrate the many extraordinary achievements of the Class of 2021 -- their hard work, perseverance, and brilliance! We have designed this year’s Senior Symposium as a virtual, day-long event. We have 132 students presenting from all over the world on 34 panels in almost every discipline and major offered at Mount Holyoke. Seniors are conducting research on gene therapy, climate change, and preparing for the next pandemic. They are writing theses and capstone projects on the gothic, queer studies, persistent multi-robot formations, reproductive health, and the Chicago Teachers Union. They have created new choreography, novellas, short films, and sustainable designs for local New England farms. We also have students presenting about their LYNK and Nexus opportunities on a series of panels at lunchtime that we call mini LEAP.

Explore the schedule below to see all of the remarkable intellectual and creative accomplishments that Mount Holyoke students have achieved, even in the most challenging of times. A special thanks to the faculty and staff who have advised and supported the Class of 2021 in their endeavors.

Congratulations in advance to our Seniors who are presenting today and to all of our beloved students in the Class of 2021.


The 2021 Senior Symposium will be presented via synchronous Zoom panels. Video links will be available in the Panel information 10 minutes prior to the panel start.

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Friday, April 16
 

10:45am EDT

12:00pm EDT

LEAP - A Holistic Approach to Tech Mount Holyoke CollegeQiana Pierre • Chimene Minshew • Ningjing Ma • Faustina Ejiofor LEAP - Behind The Scenes in Education Mount Holyoke CollegeSaba Fiazuddin • Asha Gehring • Kexin Lin LEAP - Connecting to Land and Community Remotely and Physically Mount Holyoke CollegeAudrey Shuart • Alexis Eldred • Olivia Kipling-Brownlow • Lauren Modic-Doyle LEAP - Consulting, Computers and Cognition: A liberal arts approach to data Mount Holyoke CollegePhoebe Aaronson • Gabrielle Paquette • Rose Sheehan • Abby Bridgers LEAP - Creating and Engaging Within Education in Times of Dis-Orientation Mount Holyoke CollegeEmily Carle • Chelsea Galicia • Unwanaabasi Abasiurua • Christine Hsinjo Lin LEAP - Different perspectives on law and public policy Mount Holyoke CollegeMaggie Smith • Regina Guo • Olivia Yanchik LEAP - Facilitating Creativity Mount Holyoke CollegeThea Kastelic • Molly Driscoll • Alicia Kwok • Elle Bukosky LEAP - How to Join and Work in Large Organizations: Basic Skills You Need to Know Mount Holyoke CollegeYuanyuan Zhai • Jiayi Lu • Yifan Lei • Christine Xiao LEAP - Living through History: Researching, Fundraising, and Zooming Mount Holyoke CollegeSimran Kaur • Kayla Fennell • Sabina Morris • Fiona Garner LEAP - Narratives Through Time Mount Holyoke CollegeSarah Lancaster • Camila A. Blanco • Emma Wolff LEAP - Overcoming Challenges of Remote Biological Data Collection and Analysis Mount Holyoke CollegeClaire Gabel • Jamie Day • Sophia Trent • Megan Dear

12:45pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

3:30pm EDT