Join us to celebrate our undergraduate researchers

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | Fort Lewis College

At the heart of FLC is a vibrant culture of undergraduate research. Students embark on mentored explorations, making scholarly and artistic contributions beyond conventional learning.

A spectrum of discovery

Whether in the sciences, arts, humanities, education, or business, our students find unmatched opportunities for meaningful research. This diverse inquiry reflects our commitment to academic excellence and real-world relevance. 

View symposium and awards schedule

Matt Young

Undergraduate Research

Meet our 2024 Scholar Award winners

Symposium schedule

 Student Union, Noble and Chemistry Halls

  • 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. | Kickoff in the Colorado Room with free breakfast
  • 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. | Poster Session A, Student Union Ballroom
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. | Oral Presentation Session 1, Noble 130 and Chem 130
  • 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Poster Session B, Student Union Ballroom, includes free lunch
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Oral Presentation Session 2, Noble 130, Chem 130, and Senate Chambers
  • 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. | Oral Presentation Session 3, Noble 130, Chem 130, and Senate Chambers

Awards gala schedule

 Mainstage of the FLC Theatre

  • 4:00 to 4:10 p.m. | Introductory remarks by FLC Provost Mario Martinez, Ph.D. and UGR Coordinator Christine Smith, Ph.D.
  • 4:10 to 4:30 p.m. | Student TED-like talk(s)
    • “How Growing Human Lungs Helps Us Fight Pandemics” by Madison Eckard, First Year, Biochemistry
    • “Waves for Equality: Swim Initiative for Community Health Impact” by McKenna Armstrong, Senior, Sociology
  • 4:30 to 4:50 p.m. | Scholars video, produced by Shan Wells, and awards presentation
  • 5:00 p.m. | Drinks and appetizers outside of the Theatre building


Support future research

Empower the next generation of innovators at Fort Lewis College. Our Undergraduate Research program offers students mentor-guided research and creative projects funded by grants for materials and travel. Through a competitive application process, each student can receive up to $2,000. Your support can make a real difference. Help us foster a culture of discovery and creativity.

Donate to undergraduate research


Supply Grants

Supply Grants offer students resources to do research or creative work with a mentor. They cover costs like materials, travel to research sites, and art or performance supplies. 

  • 168 students awarded grants across 16 departments
  • $62,856 total grant funds this year
  • $537 average award per student
Students conducting archaeology research
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