C of I readies for annual Student Research Conference

The College of Idaho will celebrate undergraduate research and creative work during its ninth annual Student Research Conference, set for Saturday, April 26, on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

This year’s conference will feature the work of more than 50 students. Oral presentations, research poster displays and musical performances will be featured between noon and 5:30 p.m. inside the Langroise Center and Boone Science Hall. The senior art exhibition “Here or Somewhere Else,” featuring the work of the College’s graduating art majors, also will be on display at the Rosenthal Gallery inside Blatchley Hall. All sessions are open to the public, and a detailed conference schedule is available at

Conference highlights include Shelby Richins’ research on the native redband trout of Dry Creek in the Boise Foothills; Kaitlyn Eckert’s work studying local sagebrush; Zachary Fabricius and Nickayla Skinner’s study on the recently reinstated C of I football program; and Araceli Arreola, who will be the first student to give her SRC oral presentation in Spanish. Dannen Wright, who recently became the College’s eighth Goldwater Scholar, also will present her research about the effects of cadmium on bone health.

C of I President Marv Henberg will open the conference with remarks at noon. The day will proceed with oral paper sessions beginning at 12:15 p.m. in Boone Hall, the senior art show at 2:50 in Blatchley Hall, student performances at 3:45 inside Langroise Center, a poster display session at 4:50 in Langroise Foyer and a closing reception and awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m., also in Langroise.

For more information about the SRC, visit Presentations from previous years are available on the C of I YouTube channel by viewing the “Student Research & Creative Work” playlist.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 12 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit