Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium

Each spring, our departments choose a few of their research and performance students to present their work at the annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium. Please join us in celebrating our students' achievements. 

This year's event includes our Closing Gala with awards for our Alumni Fellows and student research participants. Appetizers will be provided. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Events take place in the Student Union and Student Life Center. See schedule below. 
Parking: Visitors may park for free in the Stadium Lot on the day of the event. To park elsewhere, you will need a parking permit from one of the kiosks on your way to campus. Download campus map

Streaming video:

We will be live streaming the oral presentations on the Fort Lewis College Facebook page.

Abstracts

As part of the research process, our students have prepared abstracts summarizing their research papers.  


Information for Students

Students can click here to view deadlines and guidelines for your presentations

Symposium Schedule
Time Presentations Location
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Oral Presentations Vallecito Room, Student Union
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Oral Presentations Ballroom, Student Union
12:45-2:00 p.m. Poster Presentations Student Life Center
2:30-3:45 p.m. Oral Presentations Vallecito Room, Student Union
2:30-3:15 p.m. Oral Presentations Ballroom, Student Union
4:15-5:30 p.m. Closing Gala Ballroom, Student Union
Oral Presentation Schedule

Morning Session - Vallecito Room

Time

Presentations

9:00

Merrill, Lyken. Biology. Is Summer Guano Sampling a Reliable Alternative to Current Methods to Detect Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the Causative Agent of White-Nose Syndrome?

9:15

Huntley, Matt; Rossman, Sam. Business Administration. Predicting Stock Market Returns

9:30

Birch, Brendan; Thapa, Raman. Mathematics. An Algorithm for Drawing a Bijection Between P-Tableaux and Marked Tableaux

9:45

Yazza, April. Art and Design. Bilingual Environmental Typographic Design

10:00

Morrison, Robert. English. “The Home of The Brave”: A New Historical Comparison of Early American Patriotic Anthems and the Selection of the United States National Anthem

10:15

Morgan, Tanner. Geosciences. Mapping Surface Geochemical Data with GIS in Lower Lisbon Valley, Utah

10:30

Break

11:00

Hogue Jr. , Larry. Art and Design. Design of a Decade

11:15

Sandoval, Kyle. History. Positive Aspects of Indian Boarding Schools, Telling the Whole Story: 1879-1934

11:30

Bussell, Jerad. Anthropology. Tourism and the Train

11:45

Villanueba, Jesse. Public Health. "To Care for Him Who Shall Have Borne the Battle, and for His Widow and His Orphan”: Unintended Consequences of the Systematic Transformation of the VHA

12:00

Maitland, Brian. Anthropology. Molecular Characterization of Pine Pitch on Treated Water Vessels in the Four Corners Region

Morning Session - Ballroom

Time  Presentations 

10:00

Soots, Maryssa. Philosophy. The Narrative Self: Descriptive or Constructive? An Argument for the Self as Constructed through Mind-Body Interaction

10:15

Atkinson, Jordyn. History. Presentations of Power: Examining Images of Ptolemaic and Eighteenth-Dynasty Queens in Egypt, 323-30 B.C.E.

10:30

Pinckley, Byron. Music. The Psychedelic Experience and the Counter Cultural Voice of The Jefferson Airplane

10:45

Tyus Roanhorse. Psychology. Academic Persistence Among College Students

11:00

Webster, Bailey. Philosophy. Consciousness After Death

11:15

Break

11:30

Abraham, Emily; Hayden, Samuel; Wilborn, Carly. Exercise Science. The Science of Exhilaration

11:45

Franklin, Emma. Psychology. Attachment Style and Endorsement of Gender Roles in Young Adults

12:00

Brown, Jenna; Wysocki, Melissa; Benally, Samuel. Exercise Science. The Correlation between Stress Level and Mindfulness: An Application of Smartwatch Use

Afternoon Session - Vallecito

Time

Presentation

2:30

Brown, Jenna; Bos, Andre. Engineering. Sediment Exclusion from a Water System Intake Using a Bed Mounted Infiltration Gallery

2:45

Pletnikoff, Paula. Geosciences. When a River Disappears: Analyzing the Effects of Stream Capture in the Yukon Territory, Canada

3:00

Lyon, Natalie; Paciaroni, Cecelia. Engineering. Robotic Exploration in the Subterranean Domain

3:30

Windsor, Daniel. Chemistry. Investigating the Reliability of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.

3:45

Herman, Robert; Brooks, Trevor. Chemistry. Optimization of a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Afternoon Session - Ballroom

Time

Presentation

2:30

Sheamansmith, Katherine. Music. From Thought to Sound: The Making of “Ojalá,” an Original Composition

2:45

Yocky, Alyssa. Biology. Comparison of T Cell Immune Response to Murine Cytomegalovirus (MCMV) in "Dirty" and Inbred Mice

3:00

Murphy, Ian. English. Sonderers Pilot