HELENA – Carroll College hosted its annual Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) on Thursday. It’s a way of recognizing the work of students while also sharing their perspectives.
143 presentations were on display. They featured a wide range of subjects, including the benefits of canine-assisted therapy, the impacts of stress on memory retention and partisanship in Montana’s elections.
The projects represented months, and in some cases years, of work by the students.
Senior Terry Cox, who is majoring in math and data science, said he feels fortunate to have the opportunity to work on his projects, not to mention having so many people attend and show interest.
“The faculty is awesome in giving us an opportunity to do undergraduate research and present our results in an environment where everyone is really interested,” Cox said, “and give us a chance to kind of express what we’re able to do as undergraduates.”
Carroll College President John Cech said he’s proud of the students’ work and research.
The research festival coincides with Cech’s official inauguration as president (for which there is a ceremony this Friday at 3 p.m.).
-Reported by John Riley/MTN News