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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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PHOTO ESSAY: Scenes from Spring 2014 Commencement
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Teacher Education students, all majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies – Teacher Education option, cross the finish line of graduation together: Vivienne Yeagy, Julie Wells, Crissy Thurston, Josie Snow, Kathy Smith, Samantha Siedler. Read the rest of entry »

Class of 2014 ends one journey, begins another at Spring Commencement
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

In two ceremonies on Saturday, May 3, more than 500 Fort Lewis College graduates and their families packed Whalen Gym for Spring Commencement. The speaker chosen to offer the Commencement Address was FLC alumnus John Chisholm (’76).

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FLC professor’s research on CO2 and plant growing seasons gains national attention
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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.

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