Researching the pentatonic scale in jazz and organic vs. conventional agriculture are just a few topics our Ford Fellows have explored.
As part of her Ford Fellowship, Amelia spent the summer of 2013 researching how situations can be framed so that people behave in more
socially beneficial ways. Her research will be the first part of her Honors project.
Each year, juniors with strong academic records are nominated by faculty to apply for the Ford Fellowship program. Approximately 10 students are selected by a committee of three faculty and the director of the Gerald and Carol Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study.
As a Ford Fellow, you'll participate in a weekly seminar during the winter term covering topics related to successfully attaining an advanced degree and preparing for a career in teaching or research. Ford Fellows also receive a sizeable stipend to pursue an independent research, scholarly, or creative project -- usually over the course of the summer before your senior year.
Many Ford Fellows continue their work through the Honors Program during their senior year.
Anthropology and Sociology
Music / Anthropology and Sociology
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.
A Knox College graduate and vice president of development at the Greater Peoria Business Alliance, Jim Lynch is among the young leaders recognized by InterBusiness Issues magazine.