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.


This year's project list:

  • Determination of Mercury Levels in Flora of San Juan County, NM, Mentor: Dr. Callie A. Vanderbilt, Biology & Chemistry, San Juan College
  • Analysis of Environmental Samples for Heavy Metal Content following the Gold King Mine Spill, Mentor: Dr. Callie Cole, Chemistry, Fort Lewis College
  • Using Plant Derived Natural Products to Improve Honey Bee Health; Mentor: Dr. William Collins, Chemistry, Fort Lewis College
  • Analysis of Honey, Plant Extracts, and Proteins by Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry and Capillary Electrophoresis; Mentor: Dr. Eric Miller, Chemistry, San Juan College
  • Liquid Sodium Research for Generation IV Nuclear Reactors; Mentor: Dr. Billy Nollet, Engineering, Fort Lewis College
  • Network Analysis; Mentor: Dr. Laura Scull, Mathematics, Fort Lewis College