Undergraduate Research

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FOCUSS Projects

Freshmen and sophomores majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Physics, and Math can now apply for six-week summer research programs at FLC and in Farmington, New Mexico at San Juan College. This summer’s projects include research in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and Math.

Applications are due Feb. 19, 2015, and the awards will be announced by March 17, 2015.

This year's project list:

  • Biochemical Analysis of a Protein Interaction Complex in Brain Between the Synaptic-Associated Protein, NIL-16, and the Nuclear-Associated Protein, HDAC3. Dr. Steven Fenster, Biology. Location: Fort Lewis College
  • Development of High-Performance, Fracture-Tuned Composite Helmets. Dr. Devin Leahy, Engineering. Location: Fort Lewis College
  • Electrodeposition of TiO2 over Polypyrrole using Ionic Liquids. Dr. Eric Miller, Chemistry. Location: San Juan College
  • Reprogramming the Ribosome: Structure and Function of the HRLV-I gag-pro Frameshift Site RNA. Dr. Katie Mouzakis, Chemistry. Location: Fort Lewis College
  • Liquid Sodium Research for Nuclear Fast Reactor Technology. Dr. William Nollet, Engineering. Location: Fort Lewis College.
  • Determination of Mercury Levels in Pinyon Pine (Pinus edulis) and Utah Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) in San Juan County, NM. Dr. Callie Vanderbilt, Biology. Location: San Juan College