FVCC Scholars Conference to Exhibit Student Research

Approximately 100 students from Flathead Valley Community College, The University of Montana and Whitefish High School will present their research projects during the college’s fifth annual Scholars Conference on Student Research on May 2.  The event will provide participating students the opportunity to present their research, portfolios and projects to college faculty, staff and students, and members of the community.

Over 25 student presentations will be delivered and nearly 65 research posters will be showcased during the event.  Project topics will range widely in such categories as biology, natural resources, remote sensing, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, history, psychology, anthropology, nursing, business, and computer science, among others.

The event is open to the public and will take place in the Arts and Technology Building on the FVCC campus.  James McKusick Ph.D., dean of the Davidson Honors College at The University of Montana, and Logan Warberg, presidential scholar at Montana State University, will join Director of The Scholars Program at FVCC Ivan Lorentzen, Ph.D. and scholar students Christian Stratton, and Michael Selhost to kick off the event in the large community meeting room with an opening address at 12:15 p.m.

Presentations will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and will take place every half hour inside the classrooms located on the upper level of the building.  The research poster exhibitions will take place inside the large community meeting room from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.  The event will conclude with a ceremony and reception honoring event award winners and 2014 Scholars Program graduates at 5:00 p.m. in the large community meeting room.

For more information about the FVCC Scholars Conference, contact Lorentzen at 756-3864 or at ilorentz@fvcc.edu.

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