Summer Research Connects CC and Southwest
A current CC student, a CC professor, and a CC alumna are working to piece together a very human, local, and personal narrative about buried boxes discovered in the San Luis Valley. Summer research projects like this were showcased at the Summer Collaborative Research Symposium on September 28, as part of Family and Friends Weekend.
Virology: Subvert, Resist, Evolve! This course will focus on molecular aspects of viruses by analyzing DNA, RNA, proteins, organelles, and cells. Students will learn the processes associated with molecular virology and be able to use evidence to understand the structure and function of viral macromolecules.
Physical Geology will make use of the local Rocky Mountain settings as a natural laboratory in order to investigate Earth history preserved in rocks. Students will learn to observe earth materials by collecting and interpreting geochemical & geophysical data. The course will involve a considerable amount of time in the field.
Students will develop skills for considering and solving problems from multiple perspectives, with special consideration for questions of ethics and moral behavior. The Innovation@CC program will teach multidisciplinary techniques and introduce them to resources available at Colorado College and the Colorado Springs community.
The Western Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times will provide students with the opportunity to design and curate an exhibition for the Unblocked Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Students will inspect the social, political, and religious contexts of art from the prehistoric era to our contemporary moment.