Tenth Annual ASU Student Scholar Days begins April 4


2016 student scholars danielle mantelli and ryan orr stand in front of their title slide fitness age of adams state football players

2016 Adams State student scholars Danielle Mantelli and Ryan Orr prepare to present their research on Fitness Age of Adams State Football Players.

The tenth annual Adams State University Student Scholar Days includes presentations from disciplines across campus. Student Scholar Days, an annual multidisciplinary two-day conference, highlights the academic achievements of undergraduate students at Adams State.

Oral presentations are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in McDaniel Hall room 101. Both days will include breaks during the lunch hour. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 4

9:30 a.m.
The American Dream: Politics and Possibilities
Shannon Rhodes, Jerome Rodriguez, and Jocelyne Cabrera
Psychology Department

10 a.m.
Effects of El Salvador Civil War on Immigration to the US
Adrian Reyes
Spanish Department

10:30 a.m.
ASU Red Flag Campaign
Lauren Murphy and Vanessa Moore
English Department

11 a.m.
Immune response to lipopolysaccharide challenge in two subspecies of honeybees (Apis mellifera)
Garrett Visser and Russell Geminden
Biology Department

Lunch Break

1:30 pm.
Bioinformatic Analysis of Microbial Communities Associated with Natural Occurring Acid Rock Drainage in the Alamosa River Basin
Ryan Miller
Biology Department

2 p.m.
The Importance of Communication and People Skills and how that Relates to Leadership
Samuel Bilderbeck
HPPE Department

2:30 p.m.
Work Sample in Physical Education for a K-12 Pre-Service Teacher
Gabriel Kane
HPPE Department

3 p.m.
Insight on a Strength & Conditioning Program
Leo Degenstein and Taylor Wiggins
HPPE Department

3:30 p.m.
Art in Space
Geminden, Ashley Lopez, Jamie McMullen
Art Department

4 p.m.
Luke Cage and the Prevalence of Racism in Modern Society
Thomas Spangler
Mass Communication Department

4:30 p.m.
Determining the Effects of Dwarf Mistletoe Infection on the Soil Ecosystem, Fungal Community Structure and Nutrient Cycling
Matthew Harris
Biology Department

Wednesday, April 5

8 a.m.
Photography: The Science and Art of Pinholes
Jamie McMullen
Art Department

8:30 a.m.
How to Create a Successful Brand for EDM Trap Musician DJ Panda Style
Amanda Bushere
Art Department

9 a.m.
A Meal Out of Reach: Adams State Student Documentary
Jessika Vandiver and Ren Westerman
Mass Communication Department

11 a.m.
Raising Funds by Smoking Blunts: Marijuana Sales Tax Proceeds and Adams State University
John Owsley
Business Department

11:30 a.m.
The Untold Story of Summitville
Alondra Chapparo
Mass Communication Department

1 p.m.
Alamosa Art Hop
Madeleine Ahlborn, Amanda Bushere, and Josh Jared
Art Department

1:30 p.m.
Fitness Age Testing of Middle and Long Distance Runners
Kristoffer Mugrage and Chad Palmer
HPPE Department

2 p.m.
Nutritional Analysis of a Division II NCAA Male Lacrosse Athlete
Taylor Wiggins and Seth Stowell
HPPE Department

2:30 p.m.
The Caloric Needs and Recommendations for a NCAA Division II Collegiate Distance Runner
Chad Palmer
HPPE Department

3 p.m.
Understanding Disordered Eating in Elite Male Athletes
Brian Glassey
HPPE Department

3:30 p.m.
Environmental factors influencing submersion tolerance and morphology in two species of semiaquatic wolf spiders
Gus Forrest and Alex Mullins
Biology Department

Oral presentations will run approximately 20 minutes, and will feature time for audience participation.

This event will showcase the exceptional caliber of work done by undergraduates in various academic departments. Adams State welcomes the active support and participation of the surrounding community.

Presentations from last year's event were recorded and are now available for viewing, visit adams.edu and click on the YouTube link at the bottom of the page.

For more information regarding the 2017 Student Scholar Days, please visit ASU Student Scholars.