EWU McNair Scholars Present & Volunteer at Phi Alpha Theta Conference

EWU McNair Scholars Julianna Amante and Saul Bautista each presented at the recent Phi Alpha Theta Pacific Northwest Regional Conference hosted by EWU’s Dr. Joseph Lenti and Dr. Bill Youngs. Saul presented A Different View of the Rising Sun: The Japanese Concentration Camp of Temixco in Mexico, while Julianna presented Research paywalls and the effects on consumers, the focus of her history senior capstone project. EWU McNair encourages all scholars to participate in research conferences and pays for scholars to attend at least one conference a year. Both Julianna and Saul participated in the Phi Alpha Theta conference last year, as well as presented at the EWU Symposium in 2023. Additionally, Saul presented his McNair research last school year at the International Studies Association Midwest Annual Conference and just before this year’s Phi Alpha Theta conference at a history conference in North Carolina. Students from EWU’s history department and the history club were heavily involved in helping to make the conference happen April 11-14th. Julianna helped with check-in, made posters to orient guests, assisted with a schedule of what presentations were being held where, and with set-up and take-down. Thanks to all of these students as well as faculty Dr. Joseph Lenti and Dr. Bill Youngs for making this conference happen!

EWU McNair commends our scholars for outstanding academic community engagement and we look forward to seeing many other scholars present their research at the upcoming EWU Research Symposium, May 7th and 8th!

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