It isn’t every day that a faculty panel about why things go viral kicks off with a presenter who has already become a meme, but in College Park Scholars—and for Science and Global Change Program Director Thomas Holtz, a celebrity within paleontology spheres—that’s par for the course. In late February, students from across Scholars gathered for a panel discussion, “Memes and Other Mysteries: How and Why Stuff Goes Viral.” The event was part of Scholars’ annual theme programming, “Going Viral.”
This blog post is the first in the "Choosing Scholars" series, which examines various aspects of College Park Scholars.
When Erin McCormick was invited to College Park Scholars last year, she knew that she wanted to pick a program that would expand her world view and teach her something different.
“I wanted to expose myself to subjects I wasn’t confident in in high school,” McCormick says.
Things I did not know in early January: