C of I's third annual Student Research Conference is Saturday
2008. 05. 01.
CALDWELL The third annual College of Idaho Student Research Conference will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 1-5 p.m. in Langroise Auditorium.
Nearly 100 students from all disciplines will share their scholarly and creative accomplishments at the conference. There will be performances, presentations and exhibitions to showcase the variety of undergraduate research and creative projects.
The conference is free and open to the public.
For a complete list of performances, presentations and poster displays, visit The C of I homepage and click on the Student Research Conference link.
Musical performances include one from student Anna Chapman, who was inspired to create a piece for a string trio after a trip to Australia last summer.
I hope to make it a part of an Australian suite of pieces inspired by my trip, Chapman said. While I was there, I had the opportunity to become acquainted with Australia's folk music, the country's history, and its cultural diversity.
Chapman's piece begins with slides on the cello, which she said is her attempt at recreating the sound of a Didgeridoo, the most well-known aboriginal instrument.
Students Ben Coate, Tyler Gross and Megan Longo will present The Impending Effects of North Polar Ice Cap Melt on Global Sea Level and Costal Regions of Florida, for which they recently received the highest honor in an intense four-day international math competition sponsored by COMAP, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications.
Other presentations include Art as Healing: Drama Therapy in Mental Health Practices; From Coca to Cocaine: The Causes and Effects of Twenty Years of United States' Counterdrug Policies in Bolivia; and Flora of Peatlands in Stanley Basin, Idaho.
Poster displays include Physical Education: Student Attitudes and Teacher Management and Motivation Strategies; Adult Attachment as it relates to Human/Canine Relationships; and High Risk Behaviors and Consequences in College Students.
This conference is one of the highlights of the academic year, C of I President Bob Hoover said. We have incredibly talented, intelligent undergraduate students who are conducting research equal to that of their peers in graduate school. Some of the students participating in this conference have received international attention for their work.