Eighth annual CMU Student Showcase

The eighth annual Colorado Mesa University Student Showcase will be held on Friday, April 28, starting at 1pm on CMU’s main campus. The showcase will feature 231 projects presented by 538 students from Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College.

The projects will include scholarly and/or creative activities ranging from artistic exhibits, paper presentations, posters, readings, demonstrations and performances. The projects will be evaluated by 85 judges, about half of whom are community members and the other half are faculty members.

The opening session at 1pm in the University Center’s Meyer Ballroom – West will be a special prelude presentation. It is an interactive session about group identity, stereotypes and tolerance entitled, “The Dilemma of Differentiation”. It is presented by the CMU chapter of Alpha Chi, the National College Honor Society.

Other presentations will include:

o “Nothing but Everything” – A student-written cabaret that explores the question of the value of art created for entertainment rather than as a social/political statement

o Rocket Stove – Demonstration of a rocket stove (an efficient, hot-burning stove that uses small diameter wood) built by WCCC machining and manufacturing students

o The Weird: Aesthetic Effect and Power – A presentation that examines “weirdness” in literature and how it both perplexes and enthralls audiences

o Slagitha the Cupola – Exhibit and demonstration that will include an iron pour using a cupola (iron-melting furnace) fabricated by students

o Mesa Motorsports Formula SAE 2017 – Exhibit of formula car designed and built for competition by students in the CMU Engineering Club

This is just a small sample of the many presentations. For a full listing of the projects as well as times and locations of the presentations, please go to

Plan to be at the Meyer Ballroom at 4:30 pm for the awards ceremony.

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