IAS News

Lauren Lichty wins UW Bothell Mentor Award

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IAS faculty member Lauren Lichty and is one of two UW Bothell faculty that received the 2017 Chancellor’s Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Mentor Award.  Lichty joined IAS in 2013 and found the undergraduate mentoring process to be a particularly rewarding part of her career.  Nominated by peers and students, Lichty’s mentoring philosophy centers on meeting students where they are and allowing the work to flow from that starting point. One student writes ...

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Rob Turner’s course activity recognized as exemplary by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

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IAS faculty member Rob Turner’s course activity "Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the County Level: A Collaborative Term Project to Enhance Understanding of Climate Modeling and Quantitative Reasoning" has been recognized as exemplary by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers' On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activity program.  On the Cutting Edge supports excellence in geoscience education through faculty development workshops, web-based resource services and related activities. Over the past few years ...

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Ursula Valdez keynote speaker at the 2017 UW Teaching and Learning Symposium

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IAS faculty member Ursula Valdez was one of the keynote speakers at the 2017 UW Teaching and Learning Symposium on “Building Inclusive Classroom Communities.”  Valdez’s talk focused on her work to open her classroom to international online interactions. In this case, students from UW Bothell and from a Peruvian university shared knowledge and ideas to tackle environmental issues affecting the Pacific Northwest and Peru. Valdez's work is part of the Collaborative Online Interactive Learning (COIL) initiative that aims to open in-classroom opportunities for global education.

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IAS welcomes seven new faculty members starting in Fall 2017

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After a highly successful search process, IAS is please to welcome seven new faculty members starting this Fall quarter. Five were hired this year, and two were hired last year, but were on fellowship leave in 2016-17, so are joining us in Fall 2017.

Short bios for each of our new colleagues appear below:

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Ben Gardner receives Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

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IAS faculty member Ben Gardner has received a UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. Each year, students who are presenting their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium are invited to nominate their mentor for special recognition. This year there were 159 nominations. Gardner was one of the five selected from this pool.

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