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Undergraduate research conference

The department is proud to note that we have five student led posters being presented at this year’s Undergraduate Research Conference. The conference will be on Monday, April 21, from 11 am to 4 pm in the Student Union. The students, their faculty mentor, and their research presentation title are below.

Hester von Meerscheidt, Joshua Bandfield, Jacob Bleacher, Christopher W Hamilton, Andrew de Wet – mentored by Brittany Brand
Title: The relationship between flow facies and topographic obstacles in the Zuni-Bandera lava field, New Mexico

Timothy Ronan – mentored by Jeffrey Johnson
Title: Characterization and Comparison of the Infrasonic Signals of Santiaguito and Fuego Volcanoes in Guatemala

Amy Cutter – mentored by David Wilkins
Title: Developing a tree-ring chronology for reconstructing Little Ice Ace climate, lower Colorado Plateau, UT

James Guilinger, Cody Black, Dawn Jarrels – mentored by Jen Pierce
Title: Understanding the active carbon budget: A study of soil inorganic carbon in southwestern Idaho

Maeve McCormick (Boise High School, Treasure Valley Math and Science Center) – mentored by Jen Pierce
Title: Does wildfire and cheatgrass invasion in a sage-steppe ecosystem change soil texture?