Undergraduate Research

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Undergraduate Research Symposium

Each spring, Fort Lewis College departments choose a few of their research students to present their work at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Oral presentations are given throughout the afternoon and poster presentations are given in the evening. This year’s presenters will be selected in early April.

Date: April 23, 2015

Schedule:

Time Location Presentations
8:45 am-12:45 pm Student Union, Vallecito Room Oral Presentations
1:30-5:45 pm Jones Hall, Roshong Recital Hall Performances and Oral Presentations
6:00-7:30 pm Student Union, Ballroom Poster displays

Schedules and Titles of Oral Presentations

Morning Schedule

Morning

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Location: Fort Lewis College, Vallecito Room


  • 8:45     Jacob Feirson. Letting Down Her Hair: Learning Gender through Fairy Tales.
    Anthropology
  • 9:00     Michael Warfield. American Realpolitik and the Evolution of the Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940.
    History
  • 9:15     Jaimee Souder. Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South: Breaking from Althusser’s System.
    English
  • 9:30     Bryanna Kinlicheene and Kaylyn LeClaire. Effects of Self-Perceived Stereotypes and Self-Efficacy on Academic Success Specific to Native American Students at Fort Lewis College.
    Psychology
     
  • 9:45     Break
     
  • 10:00   Carla Weston. You Are What You Play: Video Games, Gender and Socialization.
    Gender and Women’s Studies
  • 10:15   Marcus Dunseth. Betweenness Centrality of Undirected Trees. Mathematics
  • 10:30   Matthew A. Boyd and Opie Wilson. Exploring Social Media Use in NCAA Division II Athletic Departments.
    Exercise Science
  • 10:45   Kyle Lewis. Age and Origin of the Mount Sneffels Stock, Western San Juan Mountains, Colorado.
    Geosciences
     
  • 11:00   Break
     
  • 11:15   Giancarlo Vigil. Revisiting the Pueblo Revolt of 1680: The Historiographical Debate.
    Modern Languages
  • 11:30   Ryan Brooks, Jeffrey Benally, Joseph Brenner, David Heermance, and Tucker Smith. Design of a Rocket Propellant Feed System for Flow Analysis and Visualization.
    Physics and Engineering
  • 11:45   Evan Meacham. Anonymous: Re-imaging Deep Play in the Internet Age. Anthropology
  • 12:00   Hollie Wall. Characterization of Aldolase and Transaldolase Activities in Acidobacterium capsulatum.
    Chemistry
  • 12:15   Eldora Thompson. The Price of Yellowcake: The ecological and human health impact of uranium mining in Church Rock, New Mexico.
    Environmental Studies
  • 12:30   Theresa O’Hare. The Case for Parental Rights as Property Rights.
    Philosophy

Afternoon Schedule

Afternoon

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Location: Fort Lewis College, Roshong Recital Hall


  • 1:30     Jace Reynolds. Process Documentation: Concepts of Basic Web Theory, Design, and Development Applied to Digital Portfolio Design.
    Art & Design       
  • 1:45     Jason Harris. Art of Another Kind​: Understanding the Process and Relevance of Informalism.
    Art & Design           
  • 2:00     Kenneth Breece and James Rollins. Staging Chekhov's Short Stories.
    Theatre 
  • 2:15     Eva R. Altermatt and Lionel D. Di Giacomo. Aesthetic Experiences in Outdoor Experiential Education: Possible Impacts on Leadership Development and Attitudes About Inclusivity.
    Exercise Science
  • 2:30     Catherine Vogel. Insight into the Origin of Gold at the Bessie G Mine, La Plata Mountains, Southwest Colorado.
    Geosciences
     
  • 2:45     Break
     
  • 3:00     Katherine Elliott. Octavia Butler's Dialogue On Race and Gender in Speculative Fiction.
    English
  • 3:15     Dan Abshire, Dillon Hughes, Gavin Martinez, Cody Montoya, and Michael Revak. Development of an Off-Road Vehicle for the SAE Baja Competition.
    Physics and Engineering
  • 3:30     Alexander Thompson. Uncovering Political Psychology: An Application of Political and Social Psychological Theory as tied to Partisan Decision Making.
    Psychology
  • 3:45     Luke Knudsen. Transgender Young Adult Experiences: Shifting Normative Expectations and Experiences.
    Gender and Women’s Studies
  • 4:00     Cassandra Seaney. Digraphs of Rings.
    Mathematics 
     
  • 4:15     Break 
     
  • 4:30     David Fountain. Alternative Splicing of the PCLO Gene is Conserved Between Mice and Zebrafish.
    Biology
  • 4:45     Natalie Joe. A New Octahedral Cobalt(III) Complex as a Possible Anti-Cancer Prodrug: Synthesis and Characterization Studies in Solid-State and Solution.
    Chemistry
  • 5:00     Marshall Holloway. Effects of Off-Highway Vehicle usage in the San Juan National Forest.
    Environmental Studies 
  • 5:15     Evan West. Dilemma or Delight? The Role of Dioramas in  Colorado History Interpretation, 1930-Present.
    History
  • 5:30     Shelby George. Effects of Sudden Aspen Decline on Large Mammalian Activity in Southwestern Colorado, USA.
    Biology