UW Bothell presents the 2010 Master of Arts in Policy Studies Research Conference on May 14

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
CONTACT: Elizabeth Fischtziur - (425) 352-3636 –
BOTHELL, Wash. – Join University of Washington Bothell Master of Arts in Policy Studies (MAPS) students as they present their capstone research projects the MAPS Research Conference. The event will take place on the UW Bothell campus, Friday, May 14th, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The research conference is a unique opportunity for the public to see the culmination of two-years of graduate level research. Students will present on topics such as human rights, the environment, education, health, labor, energy, international development, local government, and more.

The schedule of events is as follows:

9:30-10:00 a.m.             Welcome (UW1-031)
10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.     Panel Presentations (UW1-040, UW1-050)
5:30-7:00 p.m.               Reception (UW1 – 3rd Floor Vista)

For a panel information and list of presenters, please visit:

About the MAPS program: The MAPS program is provides a transformative graduate experience enabling students to translate interdisciplinary understandings into the professional competence essential to making substantive contributions to their policy communities. The curriculum blends a strong theoretical base with applied experiences, allowing students to develop rigorous policy research, analysis, and management skills. Students and graduates use these skills to influence public policies and their outcomes through government institutions, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, as well as for-profit entities.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.