On May 10, EWU held the 2023 Student Research and Creative Works Symposium. The Symposium is back in person since 2022, allowing excellent shared engagement as scholars discussed their research (both proposed and completed) with fellow students, faculty, and the EWU community. Many scholars shared their work in poster format in the PUB, while others had the opportunity to give longer talks to packed classrooms.
The mission of the federally-funded TRiO Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at EWU is to increase diversity in academia by supporting first-generation and low-income and/or students underrepresented at the graduate level who plan to go on to earn a PhD. When scholars from diverse backgrounds become leaders in their fields, they bring forth exciting and relevant research questions. They grow to be role-models, increasing both representation and opportunities for future students. The 17 McNair scholars who presented at the symposium reflect the many different areas of study where our scholars are gaining expertise.
We are consistently impressed with the breadth and depth EWU’s McNair scholars bring to their research, and we look forward to experiencing the impact of their work! Read the list of research presentations and research proposals below, and continue further to enjoy the photo gallery.
- Brendan Roof with mentor Dr. Paul Lindholdt, Individualism and Nonconformity in Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance"
- tommyboiZ with mentor Dr. Christopher Kirby, Epistemic injustice and Elimination of Bias
- Richard Murphy with mentor Dr. Thomas Hawley, Neoliberalism’s Effect on Society: An Analysis of the Internalization of Neoliberalism on Freedoms and Democracy
- Irie Browning with mentor Dr. Christopher Kirby, The Telos of a Table: An Aristotelian Reflection on the Meaning of Crafted Objects
- Marianna Fischer, Brandon Lewis, and Avary Zachary, with mentor Dr. Philip Appel, Solid Waste Fuel For Combustion in Energy Recovery System
- Bakima Ssebanakitta with mentor Dr. Jillene Seiver, Post Traumatic Growth after COVID-19 as a Function of Cognitive Emotional Regulation and Emotional Intelligence
- Mary Belton with mentor Dr. Christina Valeo, How do the feminist themes of Mrs. Dalloway influence the feminist themes of The Hours?
- Ian Campuzano with Katie Montejano and mentor Dr. Danielle Sitzman, How do we effectively correct health misinformation?
- Monica Miranda with mentor Dr. Shanna Davis, Effects of English Language Instruction in the K-12 system: A Retrospective Study
- Devin Mumey with Dr. Jessica Allen, Lichens of Iller Creek: A Checklist for the Iller Creek Unit, a Division of Dishman Hills Conservation Area, Spokane Valley, WA
- Sylvia Kennerly with mentor Dr. Jason Ashley, Overexpression of Fringe Protein in Osteoclast Macrophages
- Kelly Parke with mentor Dr. Ryan Parrey, Atmospheres of Ableism: A Phenomenological Exploration of Everyday Encounters
- Makenna Tabino with mentor Dr. Rebecca Brown, Mowing Cattail Cover to Increase Aquatic Vegetation Diversity on the Coeur D’Alene River Floodplain in Cataldo, Idaho
- Claudio Escalante with Nicholas Gilchrist, and Amalia Farias with mentor Dr. David Daberkow, The effects of fructose and caffeine on novel object recognition in male Sprague Dawley rats
- Terreca DeFehr with mentor Dr. Jillene Seiver, Work-Life balance is imperative to how we spend our time at work and with family
- Arcelia Madrigal with mentor Dr. Susan Ruby, Impacts of Cultural Identity and Experience on Perception of Social Emotional Learning
- Saul Bautista with mentor Dr. Joseph Lenti, El Indio Desplazado: The Systematic Displacement of Native People in the Collective Memory of Honduras Through Mayanisation
- Julianna Amante with mentor Dr. Larry Cebula, The Legacy of Redlining in Spokane: How Redlining Has and Continues to Affect East Central Spokane