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Dr. Tino Sonora named 2013-14 Featured Scholar
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

For Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Tino Sonora, the 2013-14 Fort Lewis College Featured Scholar, the study of economics is sometimes complicated, but also deeply interesting and, yes, even fun. Choices made, even a world away, can have ripple effects across the globe, felt right to our doorsteps. Understanding the effects of choices is what drives Dr. Sonora. Read the rest of entry »

Ms. Kami Parrish-Larson named winner of Outstanding Staff Award
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Hands-on learning and research are so important to students at Fort Lewis College, and those opportunities wouldn’t happen as well as they do without Biology Lab Coordinator Kami Parrish-Larson. She does everything from prepping freshman labs to helping senior seminar students find and use lab and field equipment. It’s a ton of work, but it’s something Ms. Parrish-Larson particularly enjoys. Read the rest of entry »

Chemistry senior enters ACS's #ChemChamps video contest
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Meet Ashlee Robison. Ashlee is a senior Chemistry major, and with the video below she has entered the American Chemical Society’s 2014 Chemistry Champions Contest. The challenge of the contest is to create a short video that clearly and accurately explains the student's research for a non-scientific audience -- a vital skill for a world driven by science.

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Students' robots tackle tough terrain in planetary exploration challenge
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Four FLC students got to experience first-hand the challenges of designing, developing, and building – and then presenting in public – a robotic vehicle for traversing the surface of an alien planet.

Students from the Physics & Engineering Department put their creations to the test in April at the 8th Annual Colorado Space Grant Consortium Robotics Challenge, held at Great Sand Dunes National Park. The site is so like an alien world, in fact, that it is where the two Viking Mars Landers were tested before their pioneering voyages to Mars in 1975. Read the rest of entry »

Engineering students develop ocean-going research tool to study seed migration
Friday, May 09, 2014

How do some plants cross oceans to take root on distant shores? There are lots of theories, but little hard evidence for support – because we can't ask those seeds to tell us about their journeys. Until now.

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