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Teaching module developed by Rob Turner on Water, Agriculture and Sustainability published

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A teaching module developed by IAS faculty member Rob Turner and 3 colleagues from other institutions titled Water, Agriculture and Sustainability was published on the Science Education Research Center website on March 2nd. This module provides a framework for students to learn about how people interact with water, peer into our water future, and consider ways we might foster more sustainability in water management. The three year development ...

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Rob Turner and Keya Sen awarded King County WaterWorks Program grant

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IAS faculty member Rob Turner and Keya Sen (School of STEM) have been awarded a  $45,903 grant via King County’s WaterWorks Program.  The project is titled Investigation on the Use of Mycoremediation to Reduce Loading of Pathogenic Bacteria to North Creek. The funding will primarily be used to support undergraduate student researchers. The goals of the project are to ...

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Rob Turner and Jason Lambacher represent at the 2017 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference

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IAS faculty members Rob Turner and Jason Lambacher, along with Jean McGregor from Evergreen State College, ran a workshop at the 2017 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference held at Gonzaga University in Spokane on February 16.  The title of the 75 minute session was How Do We Address the Political Ecology of Education for Sustainability?  In this Solutions Roundtable session, Jason, Jean, and Rob shared resources that place sustainability objectives and proposals, as well as the shifting perspectives of our students, in a ...

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IAS students tie for first in the Undergraduate Research category at the Washington State Lake Protection Association

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Three IAS students collaborating on a project with faculty member Rob Turner presented a research poster at the 29th annual conference of the Washington State Lake Protection Association on October 6. The poster - Investigating the Ability of Mushroom Mycelium to Reduce Fecal Coliform Bacteria Contamination in Surface Water – tied for first in the Undergraduate Research category, earning the students a $50 cash prize.

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Rob Turner presents Pedagogy for Change at the Just Sustainability Conference

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IAS faculty member Rob Turner presented at the Just Sustainability Conference at Seattle University on August 9, 2016.  The talk, “Pedagogy for Change: Effects of Sustainability Engagement on Student Attitudes, Values and Beliefs,” examined shifts in student environmental perspectives and cultural worldviews in 4 courses based on responses to survey instruments completed at the beginning and end of each course.  In 2 of the courses ...

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