Research and Collaboration

Graduate Research Conference

The Capstone research project represents one of the most significant portions of the Policy Studies curriculum. The annual Graduate Research Conference is an opportunity for graduating students to present their work.

Friday, May 16, 2014

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

University of Washington Bothell
North Creek Events Center

Free and open to the public
 

Conference Schedule
 

Welcome and Coffee

10:00 - 10:30 am
 

Panel 1: Social and Educational Policy

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Discussant and Panel Chair: Keith Nitta
 

Sarah Kelley Baba - Teacher-Child Interaction and Child Outcomes: Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Head Start Preschool Programs 2012-2013
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
Second Reader: Charlie Collins

Kerry L. Francis - Constitutional Ambiguity as Policy:  The U.S. Federal Framework and American Samoa
Capstone Advisor: Camille Walsh
Second Reader: Johanna Crane

Alexander Schuler - The Federal Earned Income Tax Credit as Regional Economic Development Tool: An Economic Impact Analysis of Rural Southwest Washington
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
Second Reader: Karam Dana

Laurie J. Tuff - Court Appointed Special Advocates: Are they effective?  Do they affect the well-being of children?
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
Second Reader: Shauna Carlisle

Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 pm 

Catered lunch to be served 
 

Panel 2: International and Human Rights Policy

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Discussant and Panel Chair: Bruce Kochis
 

Safaa F. Rajkhan - Women in Saudi Arabia: Rights, Limitations and Future Development
Capstone Advisor: Karam Dana
Second Reader: Keith Nitta

Kathy Betteridge - Making the Case for Accessible Housing in the Private Market
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
Second Reader: Shauna Carlisle

Jennifer Crownhart - United States Trade Policy and Gold
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
Second Reader: Alan Wood

Gene Mueller - Nuclear and Chemical Weapons and Law - Comparative Analysis
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
Second Reader: Bruce Kochis

Coffee Break

2:30 – 2:45 pm
 

Panel 3: Environmental Policy

2:45 – 4:00 pm

Discussant and Panel Chair: Nives Dolšak
 

Eric Hopson - Visualizing Public Participation: Wind Farm Development in Central Washington
Capstone Advisor: Ben Gardner
Second Reader: Santiago Lopez

Mandy E Knudtson - Electronic Waste Recycling Programs in the United States: A Comparative Analysis
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
Second Reader: Robert Turner

Omer Terrason - Imposing charging and parking limits on electric vehicles that have attained their maximum state-of-charge at free electric vehicle public charging stations
Capstone Advisor: Robert Turner
Second Reader: Nives Dolšak

Closing and Reception

4:00 - 5:00 pm

  

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Past Conferences

Learn about past Graduate Research Conferences.

2013 conference

2012 conference

2011 conference

2010 conference

2009 conference

2008 conference