6th Annual LCSC Research Symposium and Author Recognition Program is May 2 - 4
LEWISTON, Idaho - The 6th Annual Lewis-Clark State College Research Symposium in Collaboration with the 5th Annual Author Recognition Program will take place on May 2 - 4 at the Williams Conference Center on the LCSC campus. 16 programs are participating this year across seven divisions. The symposium will take place over a 2 1/2 day period with five keynote addresses and approximately 170 student research presentations. This year the event has expanded with an evening session sponsored by the Business Division.
This year's symposium is dedicated to the life & legacy of LCSC English Professor Jim Tarter, who passed away of natural causes at his home in Moscow on October 10, 2011. Tarter, a well-traveled, knowledgeable, and passionate teacher, wild lands advocate, and environmental justice activist, came to LCSC in 2001. In recent years, he was recognized as an excellent and committed teacher, receiving LCSC's President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, along with a Fulbright Fellowship that enabled him to spend a semester in Taiwan teaching at Tamkang University, focusing primarily on environmental literature and philosophy.
Among the keynote speakers at this year's symposium is Dr. Haley Neff-LaFord, senior toxicologist at Seattle Genetics, whose address opening the morning session on Thursday May 3 is entitled "One Woman's Journey Through Science - From Basic Research to Drug Development." Neff-LaFord has been a regulatory toxicologist at Seattle Genetics, Inc. in Bothell, WA since 2008.
Additionally, a display of the creative works of LC faculty and staff authors who have submitted their work to the 5th Annual Author Recognition program will be displayed in the foyer of the conference center. This program was a success last year with over 100 creative LC author displays. The goal of the "Author Recognition" program is to provide a forum for faculty, administration, and staff to present their publications each year including books, book chapters, journal articles, editorials, conference papers, patents, and media.
The Mission of the LCSC Research Symposium and Student Research Excellence Journal is to enhance student academic achievement, professional development and award research excellence by providing the opportunity for students to present their research in symposium. Additionally, students have the opportunity to publish their research for students, faculty, staff,stakeholders and the community through an online research journal forum. A display of the current student authors will be on display at the symposium.
The symposium is free and open to the campus community and public.
The symposium program can be found at: http://www.lcsc.edu/bchristenson/2012_MASTER_Symposium_Final_Schedule.pdf
For more information please contact Dr. Brian Christenson, Symposium Director and Journal Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 792-2476.