Office of the Provost

12th Annual LCSC Research Symposium Connecting Research to Life!

                                      12th Annual LCSC Research Symposium

                                    Wednesday, May 2nd - Friday, May 4th, 2018

                                                       9:00 am to 7:00 pm

                          Williams Conference Center; Center for Arts & Hisory

                                           Faculty Showcase Panel

   A symposium session highlighting the scholarly endeavours of LCSC faculty.

        Wednesday, May 2nd, 12:00 - 1:15 (WCC)

Colin FehrDr. Colin Fehr
Title: What’s the Big Dill? Pickleball: America’s Fastest Growing Sport

Tracy Flynn

Dr. Tracy Flynn, APRN, CNE, NP-C
Title:  Teaching Servant Leadership in a Country Founded by Repatriated Slaves

Nancy Johnston

Dr. Nancy Johnston
Title:  Air and Water Monitoring of the LC Valley-Undergraduate Research in Our Own Backyard

Brett Morris

Dr. Brett Morris
Title:  Asteroid Mining: New Gold Rush or New Battleground?

Sydney Parker

Sydney Parker, BSN, RN
Title:  What’s Your Score? Evidence Based Practice for Scoring Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome


Dr. Susan Steele
Title:  Community Engaged Service-Learning: The Effect on University Students and Community Partners


                Keynote Speaker: Dr. W. Matthew Silver

                        Thursday, May 3rd, 12:00 (WCC)                                

Dr Silvers Professional Framed

Dr. W. Matthew Silvers is an Associate Professor in the Health Sciences department at Whitworth University and Event Director of the IronMay Challenge.  He received his B.S. from Washington State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Idaho. While on the Palouse, Matt volunteered with the Cougar Athletics and Vandal Athletics Strength and Conditioning programs, served as the Head Cross Country Coach for Pullman High School, taught strength and conditioning courses for both universities, and served as the Race Director for several running and triathlon events. His personal and professional interests include running, triathlons, building bicycles, coaching endurance athletes, and researching unique cross training strategies for runners, such as aquatic treadmill running, cycle sprint training, and circuit resistance training.

Dr Silvers Active Framed (1)



Bruce Lee once said, “before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.”  He added that, “the height of cultivation is really nothing special. It is merely simplicity; the ability to express the utmost with the minimum. It is the halfway cultivation that leads to ornamentation.”  These observations ring true for other pursuits as well.  Notably, discovery constrained by tradition or protocol can be intimidating, stressful, and unfulfilling.  Matt will share his many personal experiences through the lens of Lee to advocate that life and research, stripped to the essentials, can be more fun and meaningful than you may believe. 





Overview of the Program Scheduling

Tuesday, May 1st 
3:00 - 5:30 pm - Poster Set-Up & Optional Presentation Practice
Wednesday, May 2nd
9:00 - 11:45 am – Social Work & Kinesiology
12:00 - 1:15 pm – LCSC Faculty Showcase
1:30 - 4:30 pm – Social Work & Kinesiology
5:00 - 7:00 pm – Business
Thursday, May 3rd
9:00 - 11:45 am – Nursing & Kinesiology
12:00 - 1:15 pm – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Silvers
1:30 -   2:45 pm – Natural Science & Kinesiology
5:00 -   7:00 pm – Business
Friday, May 4th
9:00 - 5:30 pm  – Humanities (Center for Arts & History)
9:00 - 11:45 pm – Social Sciences, Kinesiology 
1:00 -   3:00 pm – Student & Faculty Poster Session

For more information contact 

Dr. Kerensa Allison, or Dr. Rachelle Genthos,