May 2, 2012

FVCC Scholars Conference to Exhibit Student Research

Approximately 130 Flathead Valley Community College students will present their research projects during the college’s third annual Scholars Conference on Student Research this Friday.  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.

Approximately 20 student presentations will be delivered and nearly 100 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, 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.  Dr. James McKusick, dean of the Davidson Honors College at The University of Montana, will join Director of The Scholars Program at FVCC Ivan Lorentzen, Vice President of Instruction and Student Services Kristen Jones, and scholar students Kyle Selhost and Ursula DeStefano 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 to 3 p.m. and from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.  The event will conclude with a ceremony and reception honoring event award winners and 2012 Scholars Program graduates and a special program recognizing the college’s newest Emeritus Honorees, retired counselor George Shryock and retired vice president of instruction Kathy Hughes, at 5 p.m. in the large community meeting room.

For the complete event schedule and list of research presentation and poster topics, visit, or contact Lorentzen at 756-3864 or at