Faculty/Student Group Collaborations Kick Off Scholar's Week Tuesday, May 16

Kicking off Scholars Week 2023 are the Faculty/Student Group Collaborations on Tuesday, May 16, in the Wilson Library Reading Room. For a complete schedule of Scholars Week activities, go to https://wp.wwu.edu/scholars/.

The Faculty/Student Group Collaborations presentation category features research, creative work, or other academic projects resulting from collaborative participation between students and their instructors. Each presentation includes an instructor and a student group.

10 – 10:30 a.m.

"Equity for Washington's Air Quality and Climate Commitments"

Troy Abel, Professor of Environmental Policy, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy

Student Presenters: Allison Hayes, Drew Slaney, Mallory Ekman, Bryce William Groen, Anneka Kristine Herrin, Alexis Marie Light, Sarah Angelina Miller, Erick Alan Moreno, Sarah Safadi, Sienna Mei Taylor, Ashton Brook Timour

11 – 11:30 a.m.

"Developing a conceptual model for Koma Kulshan (Mount Baker) eruptions and magma sources"

Susan DeBari, Professor, and Kristina Walowski, Assistant Professor, Geology Department

Student Presenters: Erin Kaplan, Amanda Florea, Stone Machel


11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

"Unraveling the magmatic roots beneath Klah Klahnee/Three Sisters volcanoes, Oregon Cascades"

Mai Sas, Geochemistry Research Associate, Geology Department

Student Presenters: Emma Calvert, Sean Halstead, James Peale


12 – 12:30 p.m.

"The RRAS Lab Goes Green: Building a collaborative qualitative research study examining perceptions of consent and cannabis"

Mary Hunt, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Development

Student Presenters: Lily Rayor, Cami Kloes, Katy Lee, Briar Swayne, Kylie Mattson, Tasha Denton, and Kaye Kulp


12:30 – 1 p.m.

"Theatre styles and an actor's approach"

Eva Gil, Assistant Professor, Acting, Theatre Arts

Student Presenters: Victoria Synder, Michael Martin, Katie Cleven


1 – 1:30 p.m.

"Investigating selectivity determinants in chimeric Src SH2 domains"

Jeanine Amacher, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry Department

Student Presenters: Kevin Alexander Estrada Alamo, Sarah Smith


2 - 2:30 p.m.

“Developing Plasmonic Nanomaterials-based (Bio) Chemical sensor”

Ying Bao, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department

Student Presenters: Griffin Cooper, Annabella Talbott, Oliver Vause


3 – 3:30 p.m.

"Using Network Graphs to Model and Analyze STEM Course Sequences: Intended and Enacted Course-Taking Sequences"

Jen Nimtz, Assistant Professor, and Kimihiro Noguchi, Professor, Department of Mathematics

Student Presenters: (Intended Course Sequences) Che Ho, Cameron Kaminski, Mary Neuburger

Student Presenter: (Enacted Course Sequences) Jothi Ramesh