By LCU News
PINEVILLE, La. (LCU News) – Ten students presented research during the 3rd Annual C.S. Lewis Honors Forum at Louisiana Christian University, March 23.
The interdisciplinary research project is the final requirement in fulfillment of the C.S. Lewis Honors Program.
“The University’s C.S. Lewis Honors Scholars’ annual presentations serve as a solid reminder that great work can happen at a smaller university,” said LCU President Dr. Rick Brewer. “I am grateful for the professors who shepherd our students toward incredible, creative research underscoring the application of Colossians 3:17.”
The following students took part in this year’s forum:
- Shelby Cumpton of Quitman will graduate in May with a degree in history and minor in political science. She recorded her presentation “A Language of Resistance: The White Rose and the Use of Framing,” as she was representing the LCU Debate Team at the National Championships in Boise, Idaho.
- Ashley Young of Shreveport will graduate in May with a degree in missions and ministry. The title of her research was “An Exegetical Study of Psalm 137.”
- Delaina Nacole Walley of Alexandria will graduate in May with a degree in English and minor in art. Her research examined the classical art in Edmund Spenser’s “The Faerie Queen.”
- Kyle Dupree of Houma will graduate with a degree in worship leadership in May. He is part of the Chapel band that leads worship each Tuesday. His research examined “How Much Scripture Do We Actually Sing?”
- Lily Breaux of Mansura is a biology and chemistry double major, headed to physician assistant school in Shreveport. Her research partner, Laura Weatherford, of Bay Minette, Alabama, is a biology major, with plans to attend medical school. Both will graduate in May. Their joint research examined how magnetotactic bacteria might be used to revolutionize medicine.
- Harrison Bieber of Dry Prong is a graduating senior in pre-med. He will attend LSU School of Medicine in the fall. His research examined biochemistry from a Christian perspective.
- Laurel Robinson of Opelousas is completing her nursing degree in May with plans to work as an obstetric nurse. She presented research on the importance of teaching in the nursing field.
- Joshua Poole of Lithia, Florida, expects to finish his bachelor’s degree in pre-engineering with chemistry in May 2024 and then pursue a doctorate in polymer sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi. He presented research he began last summer at the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program for the polymer sciences at Southern Miss. His research was “Development of Orthogonal Post-polymerization Modification Strategies: AU(I) Catalysis Enabled Click Chemistry.”
- Ethan West of Bayou Chicot is a senior chemistry and biology double major who will graduate in May 2023. He ultimately plans to be a clinical microbiologist. His research title was “Analysis of Micro-doped P3HT Nonowires with FECI3 using AFM and KPFM.”
Following the presentations, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Cheryl Clark presented each student with a C.S. Lewis Honors Medallion to be worn at graduation.