Celebrating our student scholars

Fort Lewis College prides itself on the extraordinary research, scholarly and creative works that our students complete under the mentorship of our excellent faculty. Our students have dedicated themselves to investigating, innovating, exploring, composing and creating, and by doing so they have asked big questions, challenged conventional wisdom and pushed the boundaries of our knowledge. The Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium provides the opportunity to learn about our students' efforts and celebrate their achievements. We invite all of you to join us to offer your encouragement and take part in the discussions that our students have started.

Please join us in celebrating our students' discoveries, performances, and growth!   

Thanks to all who attended the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium. If you missed it, you can still watch the virtual presentations. See below. 


Congratulations to our 2021 award winners!

Best Oral Presentation - Elise Boulanger. Throughline: Student Works Inspired by the Center's Collections, an exhibit at the Center of Southwest Studies. Department: Art & Design. Mentor: Elizabeth Quinn MacMillan 

Best Poster Presentation - Tiarney Andreas. Ethnic Identity, Acculturation, and Well-Being. Department: Psychology. Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Mira.   

Best Creative Work - Alyssa Ford. My Seven Sisters, A Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Series. Department: Art & Design. 

People’s Choice Award - Kaytie Ridle & Tad Elliott. How Exercise impacts Vitality and Sleep Quality. Department: Exercise Science. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susumu Iwasaki. 

Campus Symposium
FLC students, faculty and staff only 

10:30-11 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
Land acknowledgement, Dr. Missy Thompson, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research 
Welcome and opening remarks, Dr. Cheryl Nixon, Provost


11:00 am – 2:30 p.m. - Art exhibits
Location: TBD

11:00 a.m. – noon - Oral Presentation Breakout Session #1 
Location: Student Union Vallecito Room, Noble Hall 130 and Chemistry Hall 130 

noon – 1:30 p.m. - Poster Presentations  
Location: South Campus Walkways between EBH, Berndt, Chemistry, and SFH
(*Rain location Student Union) 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Oral Presentation Breakout Session #2 
Location: Noble Hall 130 and Chemistry Hall 130 

5:00 p.m. - Closing Ceremony
Award announcements, Dr. Missy Thompson, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research 
Closing remarks, Dr. Tom Stritikus, President
 

Virtual Symposium

The virtual symposium will go live on Thursday, April 29 at 9 a.m.

Visit the Virtual Symposium 

Opening Ceremony
Land acknowledgement, Dr. Missy Thompson, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research 
Welcome and opening remarks, Dr. Cheryl Nixon, Provost 

On-demand presentations
Drop in any time after 9 a.m. to view students' posters and watch video presentations on demand. Visitors can view presentations without signing up; however, to comment you must be signed up with Symposium

Closing Ceremony 
Award announcements, Dr. Missy Thompson, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research 
Closing remarks, Dr. Tom Stritikus, President

Symposium presenters

Oral Presentations

Oral Presentation Breakout Session #1 (11:00 am – noon)


Chemistry Hall 130

11:15 – 11:30  Begay, Latesha. Fiction Adaptation of the film, Smoke Signals. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata, English. 
11:30 – 11:45 Caramillo, Talbrett. Ceremonial Use of Southwestern Plants by the Jicarilla Apache. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ross McCauley, Biology. 
11:45 – 12:00 Wiens, Cooper, Fabrication and testing of a novel porous silicon biomembrane with applications in tissue engineering. Faculty Mentors: David Blake & Jeff Jessing, Chemistry/Biochemistry.

Noble Hall 130

11:00 – 11:15 Sanchez, Jasmine. A Poetic Adaptation of Herman Hesse's Demian. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata, English. 
11:15 – 11:30 Rowley, Shalee. An Adaptation of Spike Jones' "Her". Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata, English. 
11:30 – 11:45 Rettenwander, Isabella. Vanlife Culture and COVID-19: Post pandemic future of domestic US travel. Faculty Mentors: Dr. Charles Riggs & Dr. David Kozak, Anthropology. 
11:45 – 12:00 Matney, Erin. A Graphic Novel adaptation of Verivery's music video, "Tag Tag Tag". Dr. Susan Cannata, English. 

Student Union Vallecito Room 

11:00 – 11:15  Dyea-Purley, Jade. Motionless in White: The Story. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata, English. 
11:15 – 11:30 Edwards, Barbara. An Adaption Theory-Based and Cross-Medial Creative Analysis of American Protesting through Poetry and Photojournalism. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata, English.
11:30 – 11:45  Hubbard, Uriah. Consuming Violence: The Structural Socioeconomic Realities of Capitalism and Religion in Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer Adaptation. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata, English.
11:45 – 12:00  Larson, Andrew. Colorado Fisheries Management, Managing for Native Fish, 1900 to the Present. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Gulliford, History.

Oral Presentation Breakout Session #2 (1:30 – 2:30 pm) 

Chemistry Hall 130 

1:30 – 1:45 Atencio, Nicole. Kinetic characterization of carboxyspermidine dehydrogenase from Clostridium leptum in the polyamine biosynthetic pathway of human gut microbiota. Faculty Mentors:  Joslynn Lee, Kenny Miller, Jeff McFarlane, Chemistry/Biochemistry. 
1:45 – 2:00 Flannery, Aileen. Under Pressure: Exploring the Relationship Between Biomechanical Loading and Double Zonal Osteons. Faculty Mentors: Dr. Charles Riggs & Dr. Dawn Mulhern, Anthropology. 
2:00 – 2:15 Key, Chris; Marshall, Finlay; Kirks, Wiley; Molena, Cesar; Bowie, Elliot. Composite Structures: Bicycle Frame Project. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Young, Physics & Engineering. 

Noble Hall 130

1:30 – 1:45 Blake, Kimberly. The Transposition of Nonfiction to Fictionalized Film: Alex Harvey’s Walden: Life in the Woods. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata, English.
1:45 – 2:00 Cowan, Haley. Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride: Film to Book Adaptation. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata, English.
2:00 – 2:30 IMAGES Round Table. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Candace Nadon.


Sitter Family Hall 710

1:30 – 1:45  Mitchell, Percy. The Epistemology of the Coffin: Vampires and Homosexuality in Film during the 1980s-1990s AIDS Epidemic. Faculty Mentors: Dr. Michele Malach & Dr. Paul Kuenker. History. 
1:45 – 2:00 Wendt, Sadie. Human Connection and Understanding Through the Lens of a Special Education Teacher. Faculty Mentors: Felicia L. Meyer, MFA. Theatre. 
2:00 – 2:15 Mendrala, Joshua. A Modern Faust: Producing a modernized screenplay adaptation of Marlowe and Goethe's Faust. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata, English. 
2:15 – 2:30 Andersen, Tabitha. Fallout: New Vegas, A Poetic Adaptation. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata, English.

Poster presentations

Poster Presentations 12:00 – 1:30 pm, South Campus Walkways

Art & Design

1. Nadell, Henry. Design a Brand Identity. Faculty Mentor: Paul Booth

Biology

2. Bush, Jycole. Effects of quercetin on activation of apoptosis in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia cell line. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.

3. Chemeli, Rose. The effects of Neem leaf (Azadirachta indica) extract on apoptosis in a melanoma cell line. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.

4. Cosse, Kylee. The effects of N1, N11-diethylnorspermine (DENSPM), a polyamine analog, on the migratory capacity of colon cancer cells. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.

5. Frihauf, Hope; Kozlowski, David; Nychay, Lauren; Candelaria, Sydney; Smiley, Darrien. Effectiveness of Diarylmethane Compounds in Treating Visceral Leishmaniasis in Human Macrophage Cells. Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Blake.

6. Hawley, Cassidy. The effects of a combination treatment with the bioflavonoid quercetin and the plant phenol curcumin, on apoptosis in melanoma. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.

7. Hobbs, Cinnamon. Improving the Accuracy of Gene Expression Analysis in Hybrid Plants. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson. 

8. Holmes, Risa. Inhibition of Ascosphaera apis, a pathogenic fungus, using derivatives of Caffeic Acid Esters. Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Blake.

9. Johnson, Rylee. Effects of quercetin on migration ability of melanoma and colon cancer cell lines. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.

10. McClain, Ryan. Effects of water availability and aquaponic growth on overall vigor of model plant species Arabidopsis suecica. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson. 

11. McMillen, Molly. The effects of iron-chelation therapy combined with dexamethasone on proliferation and transferrin receptor expression in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia cell line. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.

12. Morris, Emily. The effects of estrogen on proliferation and apoptosis in uterine leimoyosarcoma cells treated with the traditional cancer drug, gemcitabine. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.

13. Osmer, Bailey. Effects of drought on stomata function in Arabidopsis suecica sister lines. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson.

14. Soce, Patric. The effect of Big Sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata) extract  on pro-inflammatory cytokine production in a macrophage cell line. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.

15. Townsend, Lydia. The Effect of Drought and Salt Water on the Digestion Rate of Carnivorous Plant Sarracenia. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson.

16. Tunks, Emma. The effects of drought on floral reversion in sister lines of Arabidopsis suecica. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson.

17. Wick, Alex. The effect of Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbena) extract on pro-inflammatory cytokine production in in a macrophage cell line. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.

18. Wilson, Julianne. Effects of exogenous melatonin on root growth in Sue 1 and Sue 16. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson.

19. Winters, June. Responses to High Light Intensities in Allopolyploid Ararabidopsis suecica Genome. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson.

Chemistry & Biochemistry

20. Acheson-Adams, Milo; Kincade, Jack. Primary amine-functionalized ligand substitution and biotinylation of Co(III) for streptavidin-paired artificial metalloenzymes. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aimee Morris.

21. Atencio, Nicole; Herrod, Alyssa; Dodd, Josh. Characterization of Carboxynorspermidine Dehydrogenase from Two Human Gut Microbes. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff McFarlane.

22. Bingman, Matt; Hinkley, Josie. Volatile organic compound characterization by GC-MS throughout the fermentation of dry hop ciders. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Callie Cole.

23. Cosse, Kylee. Pseudomonas fluorescens Mannitol-2-Dehydrogenase as an NAD+ Recycling Enzyme in the Conversion of Ethanol to Acetaldehyde. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff McFarlane.

24. Ingram, Carson. Evaluation of Horse Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase for the Industrial Production of Acetaldehyde. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff McFarlane.

25. Long, Steven; Arribas Navarro, Alejandro. Expression, Purification and Crystallization of Streptavidin for Use as an Artificial Metalloenzyme. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff McFarlane.

26. Runyan, Elle; Torraco, Ashley. Progress Toward the Synthesis of a New, Affordable Metalloenzyme for C—H bond activation: [CoCp*biotinCl2]2-Streptavidin. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aimee Morris.

27. Wiens, Cooper. Fabrication and testing of a novel porous silicon biomembrane with applications in tissue engineering. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff McFarlane.

Exercise Science

28. Ammon, Joni Mae; Dow, Cassie; Eller, Ally. The Effect of Dry Needling of the Tibialis Posterior on Functional Movement. Faculty Mentor: Missy Thompson 

29. Bontrager, Shiann; Benally, Shamika. Functional Plantar Pressure Changes Following Dry Needling of the Tibialis Posterior. Faculty Mentor: Missy Thompson.

30. Chee, Elise; John, Katrina; Williams, Kevin. Comparison of the Energetics and Biomechanics of Trail and Treadmill Running. Faculty Mentors: Missy Thompson & Rotem Ishay.

31. Ridle, Kaytie; Elliott, Tad. How Exercise impacts Vitality and Sleep Quality. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susumu Iwasaki. 

32. Stewart, Isiah; Ellis, Shane. The Relationship Between Balance and Mountain Biker Performance. Faculty Mentors: Missy Thompson & Rotem Ishay.

Geosciences

33. Palese, Greg. Characterizing the Elk Creek rock avalanche Needle Mountains, Colorado. Faculty Mentors: Dr. David Gonzales, Dr. Bob Krantz & Dr. Jon Harvey.

GIS; Environmental Sciences

34. Ward, Michael. Historic Flows and River Corridor Land Cover in Grand Canyon. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alan Kasprak

GIS; Geosciences

35. Roberts, Madeline; Tschirhart, Kara. Geomorphology River Flume and GIS Research. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alan Kasprak.

IMAGES

36. Images Editors: Rowley, Shalee Editor in Chief; Langhoff, Meg Lead Designer; Lee, Rachel Social Media Editor. Images Staff: Begay, Lateasha; Brewer, Benjamin; Chaley, Jalen; Cowan, Haley; Dyea-Purley, Jade; Gilbert, Levi; Heffernan, Haley; King, Hannah; Lee, Alx; Lewis, Evelyn; Marshall, Jasznia; Mazur, Brooke; McMillen, Molly; Pamplin, Katherine; Ross, Megan; Sanchez, Jasmin; Violett, Tyler; Wiens, Sam. Images Presents Blue and Guts. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Candace Nadon.

Physics & Engineering

37. Bracker-Yazzie, Tyrone; Garland, Camden; Ghalayini, Zack; Sandoval, Roxie; Sauer, Zane; Vargas, Koby. Launch Prevention Device (LPD) and a Payload Protection Device (PPD) for integration with an EggTosser Rocket. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shrikant Jadhav.

38. Detmer, Katrina; Fletcher, Jamie; Phillips, Mary-Ellen; Swimmer, Tommy; Haskell, Adam. Design and construction of a Honey House for Turtle Lake Refuge. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christie Chatterley.

39. Platero, Arielle; McCaw, Austin; Blackwater, Elizabeth. Passive Flight Stability Through Tuned Fiber-Reinforced Composites. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Devin Leahy.

40. Romme, Alex; Theobald, Nic; Torres, Mark; Szura, Zach; Motler, Alex. The development of a microfluidic platform for a lung-on-a-chip system. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff Jessing.

41. Tsosie, Gwendolyn; Fuson, Monica; Koval, Kayla; Herceg, Sam; Kokes, Paul; Sutton, Raven. Navajo Nation Water Project. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Don May.

Psychology

42. Noyd, Maija. A Look at Sexual Relationships Among College Students. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Natasha Tidwell. 

43. Chavarria, Lanaiya. Emotional reactions after relationships. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Natasha Tidwell. 

44. Anderson, Geneva. Perceptions of Love. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Natasha Tidwell. 

45. Henderson, Deseree. Views on Sexual Variants. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Natasha Tidwell.

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Art exhibits

Art Exhibits 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Interlude to Persona - Senior Art & Communication Design Majors Exhibition

Locations: The Main Art Gallery (100 Art Hall, just inside the front entrance to the building), the Exit Gallery (176 Art Hall, in the southwest corner of the building), and in the Downtown Welcome Center.
 
Participating Seniors – Communication Design

  • Barney, V.
  • Gaughan, Parker 
  • Grogg, Tiernan 
  • Iverson, Michael 
  • Lamb, Maddie 
  • Nadell, Henry 

 
Participating Seniors – Studio Art

  • Archuleta, Maya 
  • Atkinson, Stella (aka Soggy John)
  • Bakowski, Vivien Orchid 
  • Black, Hillary 
  • Boulanger, Elise 
  • Brunetti, Madi 
  • Campbell, MacKenzie 
  • Crombie, Danni 
  • Ford, Alyssa 
  • Frauen, Zyon 
  • Hosteen, Jeff 
  • Kelroy, Deborah 
  • Schneidermeyer, Michaela

Throughline: Student Works Inspired by the Center’s Collections

Location Center for Southwest Studies
Curated by Elise Boulanger (Studio Art & Design)

Curated by Elise Boulanger (Studio Art & Design)

  • Boulanger, Elise, Studio Art (Osage)
  • Crombie, Danni, Studio Art (Gwich’in)
  • Umdenstock, Chloe’, Art Education (Cherokee)
  • Grimes, Laurel, Communication Design (Chikasha, Vietnamese, Cherokee, Irish)
  • Morgan, Destiny, Studio Art (Diné , Nahiłii)
  • Denipah-Cook, Qootsvenma, Biology (Ohkay Owingeh, Hopi, Diné)
  • Lopez, AJ, Anthropology + Native American Indigenous Studies
  • Rowley, Shalee, Creative Writing; 
  • Williams, Cheyenne, Journalism (Muscogee [Creek])
  • Jacks, Hannah, Communication Design (Cherokee)
  • Atkinson, Soggy John, Studio Art
  • Gyetvan, Kobi, Studio Art + Marketing (Latinx)
  • Barney, V., Communication Design + Sports Administration (Diné, Laguna Pueblo)
  • Rogers, Ben, Art Education;
  • Sanders, Maddie, Communication Design (Mvskoke & Mojave)
  • McWilliams, Emily, Biology + Anthropology (Diné)
  • Emily’s sister and grandmother also created pieces for the show - Claire McWilliams and Lillie Coleman.
Virtual Presentations

Adventure Education

  • Clough, Ryanne. Mindfully Bound. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Deborah Powers.
  • Dehart, Autumn; Weeks, Phyllis.  Everest: Connection. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Deborah Powers.
  • Dickinson, Caleb. Southwest Equitable Access: Nature for All. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Deborah Powers.

Art

  • Boulanger, Elise. Throughline: Student Works Inspired by the Center's Collections, an exhibit at the Center of Southwest Studies curated by student Elise Boulanger, Studio Art. Mentor: Elizabeth Quinn MacMillan

Chemistry & Biochemistry

  • Adams, Milo; Kincade, Jack. ArM & a Lig[and]: Ligand substitution and biotinylation of Co(III) for artificial metalloenzymes. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aimee Morris.
  • Atencio, Nicole; Herrod, Alyssa. Characterization of carboxynorspermidine dehydrogenase from two human gut microbes. Faculty Mentors: Dr. Jeffrey McFarlane, Dr. Kenny Miller.
  • Bingman, Matthew; Hinkley, Josie. Volatile Compound Characterization by GC-MS Throughout the Fermentation of Dry Hopped Cider. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Callie Cole.
  • Ingram, Carson. Conversion of Ethanol to Acetaldehyde through Oxidation Reaction Catalyzed by Horse Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff McFarlane.
  • Long, Steven; Arribas Navarro, Alejandro. Expression, Purification, and Crystallographic Analysis of Streptavidin. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff McFarlane.
  • Runyan, Elena; Torraco, Ashley. Breaking Bonds: Progress Towards a New, Affordable Artificial Metalloenzyme for C—H Bond Activation. Faculty mentor: Dr. Aimee Morris.
  • Wiens, Cooper. Integration of a novel porous silicon biomembrane into a Lung-on-a-Chip microfluidic device. Faculty Mentors: Dr. Jeff Jessing, Dr. David Blake, Dr. Jeff McFarlane.

Biology

  • Bush, Jycole. Effects of Quercetin on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.
  • Chemeli, Rose. Neem as a supplement for cancer treatment. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.
  • Cosse, Kylee. Polyamine Acetylation by DENSPM Activates SAT1 Gene Expression and Inhibits Migration in Colon Cancer Cells. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.
  • Fundark, Kailey. Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria on Fruits and Vegetables. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Caroline Kulesza.  
  • Gordon, Sidney. Expression of Putative Iron-Regulated C. pseudotuberculosis Genes. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Caroline Kulesza.
  • Guerra, Isabelle. The effect of cytokine treatment on macrophages during Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Caroline Kulesza.
  • Hawley, Cassidy. Examining the Combination Effects of Curcumin and Quercetin on Apoptosis in A375 Melanoma Cells. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.
  • Hobbs, Cinnamon. Improving the Accuracy of Gene Expression Analysis in Hybrid Plants. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson.
  • Johnson, Rylee. The Effects of Quercetin on Metastasis in A375 Melanoma and LS174T Colon Cancer. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.
  • Lee, Jessica. Metagenomic Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Genes Established in Soil Bacteriophage Populations. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Caroline Kulesza.  
  • McClain, Ryan. Effects of water availability and aquaponic growth on overall vigor of model plant species Arabidopsis suecica. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson.
  • McMillen, Molly. Effects of Iron-Chelation and Combination Therapy with Dexamethasone on Apoptosis and Transferrin Receptor 1 in T-ALL Cells. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.
  • Morris, Emily. The Effects of Gemcitabine on Uterine Leiomyosarcoma Cells in the Presence of Estradiol. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.
  • Osmer, Bailey. Effects of drought on stomata function in Arabidopsis suecica sister lines. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson.
  • Pneuman, Bridget. Antibiotic Resistance in Heavy-Metal Resistant Salmonella enterica and Staphylococcus aureus. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Caroline Kulesza.
  • Sanders Vigil, Sierra. Culturing Bacteriophages Effective Against CMNR Bacteria. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Caroline Kulesza.
  • Stahel, Cedric. The effect of UL35 gene knockout in HCMV on immune gene expression in infected human lung fibroblasts. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Caroline Kulesza.
  • Townsend, Lydia. The Effect of Drought and Salt Water on the Digestion Rate of Carnivorous Plant Sarracenia. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keshia Carlson.
  • Tschirhart, Kara. Concentrations of Zinc, a Heavy Metal, in Willows (Salix spp.) near Silverton, Colorado. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joseph Ortega.
  • Tunks, Emma. The effects of drought on floral reversion in sister lines of Arabidopsis suecica. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson.
  • Wick, Alex. Anti-inflammatory Effects of Devil’s Club (Oplopanax horridus) Bark on Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammation in RAW 264.7 Murine Macrophage Cells. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shere Byrd.
  • Wilson, Julianne. Effects of Exogenous Melatonin on Root Growth in Sister Lines of Arabidopsis suecica. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson.
  • Winters, June. Responses to High Light Intensities in Allopolyploid Arabidopsis Suecica Genome. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keisha Carlson.

Physics & Engineering

  • Engle, Brandon. The Formation of Low-Mass Binary Stars. Faculty Mentor: Brian Mazur, Dr. Charles Hakes.
  • Key, Chris. Carbon Fiber Bicycle Project. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Young.
  • Motler, Alexander. Characterization of a Novel Porous Silicon Biomembrane for Application in a Lung-on-a-Chip. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff Jessing.
  • Romme, Alex; Theobald, Nic; Torres, Mark; Szura, Zachary; Motler, Alex. Development of a Lung-on-a-Chip (LoaC) Microfluidic Device. Faculty Mentors: Dr. Jeff Jessing and Dr. David Blake.
  • Sandoval, Roxie; Sandner, Daniel; Conmy, Nikolas; Johnson, Miles; Urban, Jessie. First Nation's Launch High-Power Rocket Competition. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles Hakes.
  • Sandner, Daniel; Heltman, Mark; Sandoval, Roxie; Conmy, Nikolas, Urban, Jessie; Johnson, Miles; Kane, Justin. NASA Student Launch High-Power Rocket Competition. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles Hakes.
  • Phillips, Mary Ellen; Detmer, Kat; Fletcher, Jamie; Swimmer, Tommy; Haskell, AJ. Design & Construction of a Honey House for Turtle Lake Refuge. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christie Chatterley.

English

  • Rowley, Shale. Movie to Film: An Adaptation of Spike Jones' Her. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata.
  • Begay, Lateasha. Fiction Adaptation of the Film, 'Smoke Signals'. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata.
  • Cowan, Haley. Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride: Film to Book Adaptation. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata.

Exercise Science

  • Ashley, Jaquela. The Effects of Dry Needling of the Tibialis Posterior on Foot Mechanics. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Missy Thompson.
  • Bontrager, Shiann; Benally, Shamika. Functional Plantar Pressure Changes Resulting from Dry Needling of the Tibialis Posterior. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Missy Thompson.  
  • Chandler, Katrina; Culver, Saydee. Motivational Climate and Mental Health in Athletes at Fort Lewis College. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susumu Iwasaki.
  • Eller, Ally; Ammon, Joni Mae; Dow, Cassie. The Effect of Dry Needling of the Tibialis Posterior on Functional Movement. Faculty Mentor: Dr Missy Thompson.
  • Ellis, Shane; Stewart, Isiah. Relationship Between Dynamic Balance and Mountain Bike Performance. Faculty Mentors: Dr. Missy Thompson & Rotem Ishay.
  • Gaylor, Austin; Wandel, Anna; Bay, Gabrielle. Emotional Changes in College Students Participating in Recreational Activity. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gwang Yon Hwang.
  • Redsteer, Deandra; Trumbo, Kassidy. Measuring Sleep and Stress Through Smartwatch. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susumu Iwasaki.
  • Sanderson, Corinne; Louis, Koqua; Johnson, Rodera. The Effects of Recreational Activity and Professional Activity at the College Level on Emotional Changes. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gwang Yon Hwang.
  • Treguboff, Alexa; Oliva, Tuna; De La Rosa, Blayke. The Effects of College Student Athletes' Emotions Before and After Practice. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gwang Yon Hwang.
  • Westrick, Amanda; Wittman, Will; Pierce, Jon. Developing A Coaching Major. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Missy Thompson.
  • Williams, Kevin; Chee, Elise; John, Katrina. Comparison of Biomechanics & Energetics of Trail Running vs. Treadmill Running. Faculty Mentors: Dr. Missy Thompson & Rotem Ishay.
  • Zimmerer, Emily; Valencia, Hanna. The Effect of Carbohydrate Intake Post Endurance Workout in Ketogenic Adapted Athletes. Faculty Mentors: Dr. Missy Thompson & Rotem Ishay.

History

  • Johnson, Maya. The Emergence of the Responsibility to Protect: An Examination of the Changing Concept of Sovereignty within the United Nations from 1945 to 2005. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ruth Alminas.
  • Larson, Andrew. Colorado Fisheries Management: Managing For Native Fish and the Threat of Invasive Species, 1900 to Present Day. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Gulliford.

Mathematics

  • Martino, Kai; Levinson, Jake; Foster, Curtis; Minor, Seth; Smith, Cammy. Lie Theory of Conserved Quantities in 2D ODE. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erich McAlister.

Music  

  • Beam, Atlee. Amy Cheney Beach: An American Composer. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wesley Dunnagan.
  • Fairchild, Rhyse. Alma Mahler-Werfel. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wesley Dunnagan.
  • Nisen, Camron. Liza Lehmann: Unburdened by 'Musical Snobbery'. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wesley Dunnagan.
  • Postoak, Melody. Ethel Smyth- Composer, Author, Suffragette. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wesley Dunnagan.
  • Rud, Forest. Pauline Viardot-Garcia. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wesley Dunnagan.
  • Sargent, Saylor. Rebecca Clarke: A Woman of Musical Influence, Bravery, and Independence. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wesley Dunnagan.
  • Tobias, Kathryn. Florence Beatrice Price, Composer. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wesley Dunnagan.

Psychology

  • Andreas, Tiarney. Ethnic Identity, Acculturation, and Well-Being. Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Mira.  
  • Auclair, Lilly. Revisiting the Gender Attribution Inventory.  
  • Bonecutter, Isabelle.  Acculturation Strategies Amongst Fort Lewis College Students and Their Mental Health & Outcomes.  
  • Canty, Claire. The Perceptions of Motherhood: Stay-at-Home and Working Mothers. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alex Borgella
  • Gauley, Angelina. Attitudes Toward Self and Others. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Natasha Tidwell.
  • Hammer, Makena. Retesting the Accuracy of Sexual Selection Theory. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Natasha Tidwell.
  • Hinkley, Alisha. Attachment Style, Political Views, and Attitudes Toward Relational Dilemmas.
  • Hotchkiss, Shelby. Does Level of Experience in Sports have an Influence on Opinions about Sport Protests? Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alex Borgella.
  • Larson, Claire; Wolf-Cartier, Grace. Mask-wearing Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Religiosity, and Political Views: Are they Correlated? Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alex Borgella.
  • Moore, Tyler.  Mortality Salience and Perceptions of Police. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alex Borgella.
  • Muniz, Jodie. Relationship Between Ethnic Identity and Career Aspirations Among College Students. Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Mira.
  • Schultz, Tayler Cheyenne. Self-Esteem and Ethnic Identity in College Students. Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Mira.
  • Tinney, Mikayla. Acculturation Strategy and, Historical Trauma. Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Mira.
  • VanderHorck, Daniella. Underrepresented Students Transitioning into College. Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Mira.