Local students present at UW symposium

Aug 6, 2017 From staff reports

Three students from Fremont County were among the 14 students will that presented their summer research projects Tuesday during the University of Wyoming's 25th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium.

Alexander Greenwald of Lander presented "An Investigation into the Presence of Light Absorbing Particles in the Snowy Range," with David Williams and William Bowers.

Ashley Harris of Riverton presented "Settlement Dynamics of the Cajamarca Valley in Northern Peru," with Jason Toohey and Kirk Scheffler.

Clay Carper of Riverton presented "On the Pancake Problem," with Bryan Shader and David Livingston.

The symposium was an opportunity for McNair Scholars to share the progress and the findings from their summer research internships with the university community.

Student presentations are made from a diverse range of academic programs in agriculture, anthropology, biology, botany, chemistry, criminal justice, geology and geophysics, history, political science, psychology and physiology.

UW's McNair Scholars Program encourages undergraduate students -- from groups traditionally underrepresented -- to pursue graduate studies by providing opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level.

Since the symposium's inception, 52 UW students have earned doctoral degrees.