College Showcase winners named

Mesa State College and Western Colorado Community College students showed off projects related to their majors Wednesday at the 2011 Student Showcase

More than 100 students competed in Wednesday’s showcase with projects ranging from poetry recitation to controlling a robot. Those who won awards at the showcase and the categories they won in are:

Career and technical programs: Donald Cardin, David Farnsworth, Tyler Mooney and Mike Rowe for “CNG Motor Conversion: A Greener Future with Compressed Natural Gas.”

Fine and performing arts: Lisa Solko for “A Successful Mix of Art Promoted in media and Exhibitions of Today,” and Dustin Wise for “A Music Video Presentation of: The Mustard Seed Theory.”

Languages, literature and social sciences: Carrie Imel for “Kill the Indian, Save the Man,” Jesus Raffo-Risco for “The Feminine Voice of Latin America: Claribel Alegria,” and Spencer Rockwell for “Performative Abstract Expressionism: Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl.’”

Mathematics and computer science: Kristian Ambors and Milton Arroyo-Diaz for “Time Capsule,” and Rashad Khamis for “The ‘Hot Hand’ in Basketball.”

Mechanical engineering: Ryan Benson, Jason Johnson, Rosalio Moreno and Conrad Sweat for “Human-Powered Monowheel;” Zach Black for “Projectile Motion Study;” and Jeremy Cleaveland, Julia Crown, Elijah Liestman and Drew Soper for “An Educational Exhibit to Demonstrate Electromagnetic Suspension.”

Professional programs: Douglas Bolton, John Horn, Alexandra Melgoza, Scott Nauman and Janelle Ruis for “Re-Use of Face Masks in the Hospital Setting;” Michael Cramer for “The Effect of Moderate Alcohol Consumption on Fuel Utilization, Perceived Exertion and Running Performance Between Sexes;” Rob Hartop, Julie May and Luke Sutherland for “Viability Analysis of Juice Junction;” and Megan Vogel for “Establishing Trust in an Electronic Commerce Environment.”

Sciences: Casey Brown for “A Comparative Study of Two Prominent Football Throwing Techniques;” Julia Fritz for “Isoprenylcysteine Methylation is Required for Cytokinesis in Dictyostelium;” and Geoffrey Warden for “Evidence for Incision of the Colorado River Related to Historic (1880–1940) Arroyo: Events in the Semi-Arid Southwest.”


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