Eleventh Annual ASU Student Scholar Days begins April 4

ALAMOSA – 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



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

Compas sion 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 Mo


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 & Math


1:30 p.m.

Modeling a Single Wrapped 3-Dimensional Ferrite


Evan Schehrer (Chemistry, Computer Science & Math


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


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.edu and click on the YouTube link at the bottom of the page.

For more information regarding the 2018 Student Scholar Days, please visit adams.edu/studentscholars.

Caption: Taylor Wiggins, HPPE major, presents his research during the 2017 Adams State Student Scholar Days. This year the event is scheduled for April 4 and 5./Photo by Daniel Parsons