Yellowstone River Research Center Forum Highlights Undergraduate Research at RMC

The value of experiential learning is deeply embedded in the academic culture at Rocky Mountain College. The 6th Annual Yellowstone River Research Center (YRRC) Student Research Forum underscores the importance of this field work. The event will be held at Rocky Mountain College on October 26, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Losekamp Hall’s Taylor Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

YRRC / RMC students will present findings from their summer 2017 research projects. Student presentations will be 10 minutes each, followed by a 5-minute question and answer session. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. For additional information about the Forum Presenters and their Research Topics, please review the press release.

Two of the student presenters at this year's YRRC Student Research Forum, Gabriel Aponte and Andrhea Massey, were recently featured in an article in Last Best News and in a video published my Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Their research on river turtles in eastern Montana has also been covered by the Billings Gazette.

"RMC and the YRRC provide us an incredible opportunity to conduct field studies as undergraduate students," said Gabriel Aponte. "Studies of this scale require a lot of work and time that would be impossible without the necessary funding. I have met many people from other institutions who were blown away by what we are doing at Rocky as undergraduates."

To learn more about Gabriel, Andrhea and their river turtle reasearch, please visit the links below:

Rocky Students Lead the Way in Montana Turtle Study

Rocky Students Study River Turtles for Exposure to Harmful Chemicals, Population Size

Turtle Trapping - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Video