LC State Research Symposium student presenters (2023)

News Release

LC State’s 15th Annual Research Symposium is April 29-May 3

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College students and faculty will present their classroom and independent research projects or performances during the college’s 15th Annual Research Symposium on Monday-Thursday, April 29-May 2, on campus, and on Friday, May 3, in Coeur d'Alene.

All presentations are free and open to the public. Parking is also free.

Undergraduate students from the college’s academic divisions participated in research projects associated with their college major or coursework. They will present their works through either discussions, posters, presentations or performances. In addition, there will be two keynote sessions.

The Faculty Showcase keynote session on Wednesday, May 1, at noon will highlight six LC State professors in various academic disciplines. Two faculty authors will overview their recent books: Keegan Schmidt (“Roadside Geology of Idaho”) and Amanda VanLanen (“Big Apples, Big Business”). Research based talks will include Leigh Latta “Pathogen Surveillance Using Wastewater Based Epidemiology,” Renee Harris “Association, Affect, and Material Reading Practices,” and Thomas Hill “(De)Constructing Social Narratives of Gender: A Cross-Grade Analysis of Children’s Gendered Meaning-Making During Read-Alouds.” Nina Peterson will highlight new and expanding majors in computer science “Software Engineering, Cybersecurity Management and the Idaho Cyberdome.”

The keynote speaker on Thursday, May 2, at noon is Ann Brown, associate dean for graduate studies and associate professor at the University of Idaho’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Her talk is titled “Being a Female and Studying Female Physiology in Academia.” Brown’s presentation will share her academic journey that has led to her success in academia, specifically as a female scholar and leader in the male dominated area of exercise science. She will discuss the importance of mentorship, benefits of networking, struggling with life’s challenges, and ultimately believing in yourself. She will discuss her team approach in leadership and research and share ongoing scholarly projects and plans for her research group at the University of Idaho.

Brown graduated from Florida State University in 2016 with her doctorate in exercise physiology with a research focus in protein supplementation for aesthetic athletes. Additionally, while completing her doctorate she completed her didactic program in dietetics and became a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN). Prior to moving to Florida, she studied biology at Seattle University all while being a member of a pre-professional dance company. She has a unique background in dance, which has allowed her to combine her education and interests into a developing area of research, dance science. Brown is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength & Conditioning Associate and Associate Editor for journals from the International Society for Sports Nutrition and the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. In 2022, Brown was named Fellow of the Year for the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science for her scholarly contributions to the area of dance nutrition. Most recently, she is a co-principal investigator on the $12 million grant awarded by the National Institutes for Health to establish the Center for Biomedical Research Excellence in Women’s Health and Nutrition at the University of Idaho.

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