May 3, 2011

Community Invited to FVCC Scholars Conference on Student Research

Approximately 160 students from Flathead Valley Community College and Whitefish High School will gather on the college campus May 6 to present research projects during the college’s second annual Scholars Conference on Student Research.  The event will provide participating students the opportunity to present their research, portfolios and projects to members of the community.

Over 30 student presentations will be delivered and more than 70 research posters will be showcased during the event.  Project topics will range widely in such categories as biology, natural resources, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, history, psychology, anthropology, nursing, business, math, ethics and computer science, among others.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Arts and Technology Building on the FVCC campus.  Dr. James McKusick, dean of the Davidson Honors College at The University of Montana, will 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 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and will take place every half hour inside the classrooms located on the upper level of the building.  From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., participating students and the community are invited to browse the research poster showcase during a refreshment break inside the large community meeting room.  The event will conclude with a presentation of student award winners and a special program to recognize the college’s Emeritus Honorees from 5 to 6 p.m. in the large community meeting room.

For the complete event schedule and list of research presentation and poster topics, visit, or contact Ivan Lorentzen, director, The Scholars Program at FVCC, at 756-3864 or at