Carroll Welcomes Community to Student Research Festival - Friday, April 29

Monday, April 25, 2022

The Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) is an annual celebration of Carroll College students’ research. The presentations and posters presented throughout the day represent a tremendous level of intellectual commitment and determination from the student researchers. Entering its tenth year, SURF has grown from a several hour event primarily focused on the sciences to one in which over 120 posters and presentations highlight the diversity of student-driven, inquiry-oriented research being undertaken in a variety of disciplines at Carroll.

The event begins with a keynote address on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in the Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre: "Archaic Genomic Ancestry: What it can tell us about archaic humans, and what it can tell us about ourselves", presented by Dr. Fernando Villanea, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado-Boulder. This event is free and open to the public.

On Friday, April 29 from 9:00–4:00 p.m., Carroll students will showcase over 120 presentations and posters featuring a vast range of research subject matter including the effectiveness of various pain and disease therapy and treatments, an audio presentation of work and labor songs of Butte Montana, analyses of Mussolini, Perestroika, and Hezbollah, and an elemental analysis of Lake Helena sediments, to name a few.

After two years of having to switch to a virtual presentation environment due to COVID-19, Carroll students are excited to once again have the opportunity to present their research in-person and engage in discussion about their work. Carroll invites any interested parties in the community to join our students throughout the event and learn about the vast breadth and depth of research happening on Carroll’s campus.

More details on the festival including the schedule and full list of SURF participants can be found on the Undergraduate Research Festival webpage of the Carroll website. The festival is free and the public is encouraged to attend.