MARQUETTE, Mich.— Northern Michigan University’s 16th Annual Celebration of Student Research, Creative Works and Academic Service Learning will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in rooms 108 and 109 of the lower level of the Learning Resources Center.

There are 47 oral presentations (15 minutes max.), two artistic performances and 38 poster/photo displays. Opening remarks take place at 9 a.m. in room 109. The recipients of the TLC Student Technology Innovation Awards will be announced at that time. Presentations in room 108 will focus on environmental issues from 9 a.m. – noon. At noon, an award will be given for the best environmental presentation.

The full schedule of presentations can be found at www.nmu.edu/studentworks. Some of the oral presentations with topics of broad or area of interest are:

  • 9:30 a.m. – Potential inter-specific competition between introduced Pacific salmonids and native brook trout as determined through a diet comparison of juveniles in a Lake Superior tributary, room 108
  • 11 a.m. –Taking a mathematical look at long jumping, room 109
  • 11:15 a.m. –Our appetite: The environmental impact caused by our food  choices rather than food-miles, room 108
  • 11:30 a.m. –Quantifying the seasonal and diurnal “lake effect” of Lake Superior: A year-round comparison between onshore and offshore meteorological conditions near Marquette, room 108          
  • 11:45 a.m. –A snapshot of 21st century economic development in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (2006 – 2010), room 109
  • Noon –Mild traumatic brain injury and new-onset sequelae in a veteran  population, room 109
  • 2:30 p.m. –A relationship between an athlete’s level of competition and  their ability to tolerate pain, room 108
  • 2:45 p.m. –Social carrying capacity subsequent to recent wolf repopulation success in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, room 108
  • 3 p.m. – “The Ballad of Roy Buck,” room 108

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