May 3, 2013

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 fourth annual Scholars Conference on Student Research on May 10.  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 80 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, and Dr. Tommy Donovan, assistant director of the University Honors Program at Montana State University, will join Director of The Scholars Program at FVCC Dr. Ivan Lorentzen and scholar students Tyler Rasmussen, Seth Donahue, and JonAlan Osborne 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 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 2013 Scholars Program graduates along with a special program recognizing the college’s newest Emeritus Honorees, retired Executive Director of Enrollment Planning and Title III Faith Hodges and retired Education Professor David Scott, Ed.D., at 5:30 p.m. in the large community meeting room.

For more information about the FVCC Scholars Conference, contact Lorentzen at 756-3864 or at