Research Publications

The Flying with Swallows (FWS) project aims to promote undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity using MVC's unique local fauna. Research and project goals included the publication of scientific research by both involved faculty and students, student research project posters, as well as student flyers and papers.

Joanna Werner-Fraczek, Ph.D., Professor of Biology

Student research publications and post-Swallows Project work and presentations.

Biology Students

Chemistry Students

2019: Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the Univeristy of California, Riverside.

2015

One poster from the FWS project and two oral presentations presented at the Spring Conference and Student Poster Session held on Tuesday, May 19 in Portland, Oregon sponsored by Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) and the Honors Transfer Council of California held at the University of California, Irvine:

2016

Three posters from the FWS project and one oral presentation presented at the National Poster Session held on April 12, 2016 in Tennessee sponsored by Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI):

2017

Six posters from the FWS project presented at the National Poster Session held on April 26-29, 2017 in Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Minnesota, sponsored by Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI). CCURI sponsored two participants, all others were supported by the FWS project. Presentation abstracts can be viewed online.

2018

MVC's study of cliff swallows has been selected for the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Central Oklahoma in April 2018. The NCUR, established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in numerous fields of study. MVC's proposal was selected from more than 4,000 submissions. The committee cited the project's "unique contribution" to the study of cliff dwelling swallows. At the conference, MVC students will present their research and findings to a national audience of peers, faculty, staff, and experts.

2019

MVC's study of cliff swallows was selected for the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Washington, D.C. in April 2019. Two MVC students had the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill and meet with California congressional representatives and senators.

Press Coverage

As a shining example of undergraduate research initiative, local conservation efforts, and a push toward supporting STEM education, the FWS project and the efforts of MVC students have garnered local and national recognition.

 

 

 

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