WWU Scholars Week set for May 13-17; to Feature the Research of More Than 110 Undergraduates and 58 Graduate Students

Western Washington University’s Scholars Week, an annual celebration of the research and scholarly work done by the university’s undergraduate and graduate students, is set for the week of May 13-17.

The undergraduate and graduate Scholars Showcase will be held in Carver Gym B from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, and will feature the work of 119 undergraduates and 58 graduate students. The campus community is invited to attend, browse the posters, and chat with students about their research.

To see a breakdown of participants by institute or college, click the links below.


The Graduate Student Symposium’s six elevator talks and 16 oral presentations will be held in the SMATE Library from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15. Click here for more information.

This year, Scholars Week will also host a series of University Distinguished Lecturers – presentations by WWU faculty and their undergraduate or graduate student participants discussing their collaborative research efforts. The schedule of University Distinguished Lecturers for the week is as follows; each is free and open to the public:

Tuesday, May 14 in Carver 104

“Do Bunions Affect Walking Patterns in the Elderly?” with Assistant Professor of Health & Human Development Harsh Buddhadev and graduate student Carolyn Barbee, from 4-5 p.m.

“Effects of Anterior Knee Pain on Lower Extremity Kinematics in Runners” by Associate Professor of Health & Human Development Jun San Juan, from 5- 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15 in Carver 104

“Submarine Volcanoes and Offshore Earthquakes: A Window into the Structure and Behavior of Lo`ihi and Kilauea volcanoes, Hawai`i” with Professor of Geology Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, from 4-5 p.m.

“The Broad Applicability of Deep Learning” with Associate Professor of Computer Science Brian Hutchinson and student presenters Richard Olney, Sasha Puchko, Chris Daw, Simon Haile, Eric Slyman, and Elliott Skomski; from 5-6 p.m.

Thursday, May 16 in Carver 104

“The Poetics of Haunting” by Assistant Professor of English Jane Wong, from 4-5 p.m.

For more information about Scholars Week at WWU, go to https://wp.wwu.edu/scholars/ or email scholars.week@wwu.edu.