McConnell Wins Essay Contest

Posted on September 16, 2013

Melanie in front of the London Eye and Big Ben
Melanie McConnell, a junior Science and Religion major has received this year's award for best student essay in an annual contest sponsored by the Science and Religion Forum. Melanie's accomplishment was acknowledged at the Forum's fall conference at the University of Chester, UK. Her paper, "A Theodicy of Chance: Scientific Perspectives on Pain and Providence," built off her summer research as part of the Randomness and Divine Providence research team. Melanie reports that she heard a number of interesting presentations at the conference and "made some great contacts and got some new ideas to follow." For more information, refer articles in the following Samford publicationsthe: BelltowerCrimson.

Melanie with Philip Clayton
Melanie with Philip Clayton, Provost at Claremont Lincoln University

Melanie with David Bartholomew
Melanie with David Bartholomew, former President of the Royal Statistical Society

Melanie with Christopher Southgate and John Brooke
Melanie with Christopher Southgate (University of Exeter) and John Hedley Brooke (President of the Science and Religion Forum)

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