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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 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LEAP - Creating and Engaging Within Education in Times of Dis-Orientation

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2020 brought a variety of challenges, and some of these difficulties were reflected in the field of education. Our panel will focus on teaching in both remote and in-person settings, from planning and creating lessons and material, to engaging students and reflecting upon educational practice. While adjustments had to be made in this pandemic, we were able to learn to adapt to situations and hone management-related skills. We will be discussing our experiences, the teaching methods we used, as well as the skills that we learned. 


Speakers
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Emily Carle

Developing Mission Work for the Virtual 21st Century
Last summer, I served as the Summer Center Director at Motown Mission located in Detroit, MI, a mission experience organization which facilitates service work in Detroit for church volunteer groups. My role was to create a pre-trip curriculum to prepare groups for their service work... Read More →
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Chelsea Galicia

Remote Learning: Navigating and Adapting to New Challenges
This summer, I interned remotely as a science tutor for a school called Qatar Foundation. I worked closely with both the students and the teacher to understand the general course material and what challenges students were facing in their own learning. While this internship was not... Read More →
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Unwanaabasi Abasiurua

Exploring Life through Language
Huellas de Paz is what I like to call a helping hands organization, as they focus on community good through social and educative action. In the summer of 2020, I was lucky to be able to act as an Educational Intern which required me to not only teach, but also create material for... Read More →
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Christine Hsinjo Lin

Teaching as Management for the Self and for Student
This summer, I interned as a teacher at Boyo Social Welfare Foundation in Taiwan, a non-profit organization that aims to provide free, supplementary educational courses for elementary students living in rural areas. I was in charge of a summer school class of 4 students ranging from... Read More →


Friday April 16, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Mount Holyoke College
  LEAP
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