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Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Building receives second phase of funding from state

The Colorado Legislative Council Staff announced today that the state would fund phase two of the Fort Lewis College Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Building.

Undergraduate Research Symposium is FLC’s biggest day for student research

On Thursday, April 24, one of the largest research showcases in the Four Corners region will take place at Fort Lewis College’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. Stemming from the College’s recent formation of the School of Arts & Sciences, both artistic and scientific projects will be part of the symposium. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Undergraduate Research Symposium caps science students’ careers at Fort Lewis College

DURANGO, CO - “The Production of TNF-α Inflammatory Cytokines by RAW 264.7 Macrophage Cells as a Result of Exposure to Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans.” It sounds like the title of a research project you might find in a prestigious scientific journal or being conducted at a large research university. The truth, however, is that this project, and dozens more just like it, are being done by Fort Lewis College undergraduate students.

The best of the best student research on display at the FLC Undergraduate Research Symposium

From analyzing the geometry and statistical patterns of the country music group Lady Antebellum to understanding the synthesis and characterization of P,P’-1,4-diphospha-cyclohexane derivatives and their metal coordination reactions, the Fort Lewis College 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium is full of fascinating research projects, all led by FLC students.
 
The Symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, April 19 beginning at 12:20 p.m. Students from the FLC School of Natural & Behavioral Sciences will present their research projects that they have been working on all semester. The day will begin in the Student Union Vallecito Room with oral presentations running until 6:15 p.m. Overlapping will be poster presentations in the Student Union Ballroom beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Fort Lewis College and San Juan College partnering to produce tomorrow’s scientists

Producing more graduates in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields is becoming increasingly important in a world where advances in these fields are coming faster than ever. This fall, Colorado’s Fort Lewis College was awarded almost $600,000 over the next five years from the National Science Foundation to support a partnership with New Mexico’s San Juan College to do just that.