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2018 Student Symposium

Release Date: April 02, 2018

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo


Colorado State University-Pueblo student work the focus of April 6 Symposium

PUEBLO – The research, scholarship, and creative activity of 175 Colorado State University-Pueblo students will be displayed through presentations, posters, and panels as part of the 2018 Student Symposium on Friday, April 6. The 6th annual event has been made possible by the Hasan School of Business, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, the Honors Program, the University Library, CBASE (Communities to Build Active STEM Engagement), Office of the Provost, and the departments of history and music.  

Morning and afternoon presentation sessions featuring the work of graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines will be held in the Hasan School of Business and the Library and Academic Resources Center from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Morning oral presentation sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m., 9:50 a.m., and 11:10 a.m. with poster presentation sessions at 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. A wide spectrum of topics include chronic pain management, biking speed in Pueblo,  Polish-Lithuanian Constitution of 1791, treatment of Vitamin D deficiency, and a closer look at Viking culture. 

Biology Professor Brian Vanden Heuvel said he was thrilled with the dramatic increase in student participation this year as well as the broad support from across campus.

“Student presentations will feature scientific research presentations by biology, chemistry, engineering, and nursing students, but also significantly more history topics as well as a musical trio and art student exhibit,” he said. “Poster presentations represent student work in all four colleges.”

A keynote presentation from 12:30-1:30 p.m. will feature CSU-Pueblo alum Dr. Audrey Lundahl, visiting assistant professor in multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Tex., followed by a student art show in the Fine Arts Gallery from 1:30-2:30 p.m.  Oluwatobi (Toby) Oloyede, a biology major from Denver, will be presented with the inaugural Dan Caprioglio Memorial Scholarship. Oloyede worked with late Biology Professor Dan Caprioglio as an undergraduate researcher last Spring. He will be presented with the scholarship at the luncheon by Associate Provost Helen Caprioglio.

Afternoon oral presentations begin at 1:40 p.m. and 3 p.m., with poster presentations at 1:40 p.m. A complete list of presentations and posters is attached to this release but also may be found at

For more information, contact Susan Belport, symposium coordinator, at 719-549-2459 or


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