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Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity

April 10, 2014

The CSU community and the public are invited to admire the creativity, vitality, intellect, and innovation of Colorado State University's undergraduates at the 20th annual Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase.

An entry by Anna Quist titled, 'Wild Geese.' Quist is a Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology major. Tuesday, April 15
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Johnson Hall
Room 222 (south entrance)

No limits to research, creativity

Did you know that Colorado State University students are studying:

  • red sweat of hippopotamus, which acts as a sunscreen and antimicrobial;
  • the relationship between major league baseball payrolls and win percentages since 2008;
  • methods for creating nanofiber mats or "scaffolds" to assist in cell growth that is critical to wound healing processes;
  • the active role that individuals may take to promote their own healthy aging;
  • the rock climbing community in Northern Colorado and documenting it through film;
  • the United States' nuclear posture in the 21st Century through the lens of the "delicate balance of terror";
  • homesickness as a negative part of the transition process to freshman year at CSU and recommendations for easing its impact;
  • the relationship between how people communicate through Twitter and their number of followers;
  • twenty-one years of research into the declining populations of northern fur seal in order to identify the primary causes of pre-weaning mortality of pups.

An entry by Sophia Barstad titled, 'There Lives the Dearest Freshness'. Barstad is a Soil and Crop Sciences major.Don't forget to come by between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 to:

  • learn more about these and other research projects,
  • see the art exhibition, and
  • talk to students about their work.

Showcase 2014

Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) is Colorado State University's annual undergraduate research symposium. This event recognizes and honors the achievements of students in the areas of research & creativity.

All students are invited to showcase what they have learned through their research and creative activities in one or more of the event's four categories.

Keynote address

Colorado State University has invited Charles L. Rosenfeld, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Oregon State University, to speak. Rosenfeld is an expert in remote sensing, natural hazards mapping, and applied terrain analysis. He will give his perspectives on environmental security issues.

Contact: Mary Swanson
Phone: (970) 491-2185