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Engineering students develop ocean-going research tool to study seed migration

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.

FLC professor’s research on CO2 and plant growing seasons gains national attention

Dr. Heidi Steltzer, Fort Lewis College assistant professor of biology, was part of a research team looking at how higher atmospheric CO2 concentration resulting from fossil fuel pollution affected the growing season of plants. The research project was a partnership between Fort Lewis College, Colorado State University, and the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

FLC Biology professor is first to win national Excellence in Education award

Assistant Professor of Biology Heidi Steltzer is the first recipient of the Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring from the American Geophysical Union. The award acknowledges both creativity in research and leadership in forging the next generation of scientists. The Sulzman Award is named for the late Elizabeth Sulzman, a scientist and teacher at Oregon State University remembered for her tremendous impact on her students.

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Meet some new faces on campus

Freshmen aren't the only people new to campus this year: take a few minutes to meet some of our new faculty!

What is your field of study? Why did you choose it?
My Ph.D. is in Instruction and Curriculum with a focus on Research in Teaching and Teacher Education. Within that broad field, my main areas of interest and study are cultural competence and teaching for social justice. I have taught a wide range of courses and consider myself a teacher education generalist. I chose this field because I am passionate about pedagogy and its effect on learners. I wanted to understand more in depth how people learn in ways that are active, meaningful, relevant, and memorable.

Passion for mountains leads alumnus to Ph.D. studies of alpine climate change

The mountains have given a lot to Michael Remke. While a student at Fort Lewis College, they were where he went to refresh himself, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. And as an Environmental Biology major, it was where he conducted the undergraduate research that has now led him to the Ph.D. program in Forest Science at Northern Arizona University – where he'll again be studying those mountains he loves.

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