Adams State Student Scholar Days schedule is set


Music students present during the 2012 Student Scholar Days.

Students from art, psychology, chemistry, geography, education, government, mathematics and more, will present their scholarly research during the Adams State University sixth annual Student Scholar Days. Presentations will be held all day Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5 in McDaniel Hall room 101. The event is free and open to the public.

April 4 Schedule:

  • 9:30 a.m. "Student Parents; Personal and Academic Factors of College Success," Anna Chavez, psychology;
  • 10 a.m. "Constitution of the World Government," Tanisha Thomas, Latisha Spencer, and Shuvon Timothy, history, government, and philosophy;
  • 10:30 a.m. "West Nile Virus in Colorado from a Mathematical and Statistical Point of View," Crystal Rodabaugh, mathematics;
  • 11 a.m. "Building the Figure in Clay, Katelyn Heon, ceramics;
  • 11:30 a.m. "DNA Sequence Divergence in a Texas Dwarf Mistletoe Population," Vance Barksdale and Marcus Newell, biology.

Lunch Break

  • 1 p.m. "Coping with Rejection-Induced Emotions and Shame," Tucker Jones, psychology;
  • 1:30 p.m. "Stability of Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes with desferrioxamine B at seawater ionic strength," Kailee Potter, chemistry;
  • 2 p.m. "Keystone XL Pipeline Project: An International Boom or Bust," Michelle Little, marketing;
  • 2:30 p.m. "Geoarchaeology of the Magna and Villa Grove Mammoth Sites: Investigations on the Potential for pre-Clovis Habitation in the San Luis Valley, CO," Kyle Bufis and Patrick Ortiz, geography;
  • 3 p.m. "Bella and Freud," Olivia Deherrera, psychology.


  • 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in McDaniel Hall first floor solarium.

April 5 Schedule:

  • 9 a.m. "Rise of Militant Islam," Michael Cherneski, political science;
  • 9:30 a.m. "Primary Student's Language & Science Content Competencies: Lessons from Field-Experience," Alejandra Velasquez, Kaylee Smith, Kayla Ozawa, Tara Wyatt, & Wesley Robinson, elementary education;
  • 11 a.m. "Geoarcheological Research for Early Humans at the Mr. Peat and Scott Miller Sites, San Luis Valley," Deacon Aspinwall and Jamie Sutton, geography;
  • 11:30 a.m. "Identifying and Quantifying Phenolic Extracts from Potatoes using HPLC," Sean Rossillon, chemistry.

Lunch Break

  • 1 p.m. "Effects of Marijuana Use on Academic Achievement," Hayley Boggs, sociology;
  • 1:30 p.m. "Model United Nations Conferences," Laurel Heimstra, secondary education;
  • 2 p.m. "Bad Faith versus Belief: Existentialism and Religion in "San Manual Bueno, Martyr," Briana Roybal, English/anthropology.

Student Scholar Days presentations last approximately 20 minutes. No entry is allowed once a presentation begins, however, during question-and-answer, the door is open. For more information call 719-587-8217 or