Eleventh Annual ASU Student Scholar Days begins April 4


taylor wiggins on far right looking left at screen picturing weight lifter

Photo by Daniel Parsons
Taylor Wiggins, HPPE major, presents his research during the 2017 Adams State Student Scholar Days.

The eleventh 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 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, and from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, April 4

8 a.m.
First Person Shooters Under the Microscope
Geoffery West (Mass Communication)

8:30 a.m.
Monitoring the use of abandoned mines by wildlife in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Tyler Cerny (Biology)

9 a.m.
Geoarchaeological study of Fossil Creek
Clifton Simmons (Earth Science)

9:30 a.m.
Poster Session
Daniel Chavez
Jeremiah Givens
Samuel Reid
Otto Schaefer
Caroline Steen

11 a.m.
Use of ASTER images to aid in mineral exploration and tracing of environmental pollution in the San Luis Valley, Colorado.
Cassidie Fisher (Earth Science)

11:30 a.m.
The Hero in All of Us
Nathaniel James Brydges (Art)

1 p.m.
Corroding History
Anthony Raby

1:30 p.m.
Colorado TABOR Laws: History, How It Works, and How to Reform It
John Owsley (Business)

2 p.m.
Service Learning Through Teaching--The Adams State University Percussion Academy
Emily Johnson (Music)

2:30 p.m.
Say My Name: Recognition and Representation of Women and People of Color in Psychology
Rachael Ringler (Psychology)

3 p.m.
Sense of Self Educational Unit Plan
Candyce Strickland (English)

3:30 p.m.
En Masse: A Critical Look at German Tank Production During the Great War
Andrew Geber (History)

4 p.m.
Light Mapping
Patricia Rodriguez (Art)

4:30 p.m.
Knowing Your Significance: Meaningfulness and Compassion in Nursing Curricula
Lilliana Chavez (Philosophy)

Thursday, April 5

8 a.m.
Poster Session

Austin Baumeister
Jordan Jackson
Pablo Maldonado Jr.
Jamie McMullen
Sam Ogden and Julie Starkey

10 a.m.
A Look at Culture with Mariachi
Andreita Duran (Music)

10:30 a.m.
Immunological Cost of Autotomy in Crickets
Megan Cerny (Biology)

11 a.m.
The Best Strategies a Player can Utilize to Win Monopoly
Sarah Terrell (Math)

11:30 a.m.
The Actor In Us
Kaleb Gideon Burris (Theatre)

1 p.m.
Arduino Controled Automotive Battery Drain Tester
Scott Clayton (Chemistry, Computer Science & Mathematics)

1:30 p.m.
Modeling a Single Wrapped 3-Dimensional Ferrite Inductor
Evan Schehrer (Chemistry, Computer Science & Mathematics)

2 p.m.
The Stage Gap: Perceptions of the Female Percussionist in a Male-Dominated Industry
Delaney Armstrong (Music)

2:30 p.m.
How Might Cultural Dimensions Impact Psychological Help-Seeking?
Chelsea Walljasper-Schuyler (Psychology)

3:30 p.m.
Using Flash Non-Fiction and Graffiti to Teach the Deeper Concepts of Hope
Brenda S. Tolian (English)

4:30 p.m.
Breathing With Intention: A Systematic Approach to Meditative Healing
Amanda Mangels (Counselor Education)

Oral presentations will run approximately 20 minutes, and will feature time for audience participation. Posters will be displayed in the McDaniel Hall south solarium, located on the first floor. 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 State YouTube.

For more information visit 2018 Student Scholar Days.