College's Facebook app to be focus of university research

Laramie County Community College will host researchers from the University of Arizona to conduct interviews and focus groups for students using the LCCC Facebook app.

The researchers will visit Jan. 17–20 and will give away $20 in cash to students selected to be interviewed, provide free food and the opportunity to win prizes.

LCCC was provided the opportunity to develop this app through a grant the college received through the League of Innovation and is one of only eight community colleges chosen for a Social Media Research Project.

To access the LCCC Facebook app visit You will be asked to complete three steps including:

Step one: Confirm identity by providing a valid email address.

Step two: Provide your hometown, planned major, dorm or residence and college graduation year. These will be used to provide connections with other LCCC students.

Step three: Select your interests and likes to create connections with fellow LCCC students.

After joining the app, current students will become eligible to be interviewed.