UW Bothell Undergraduate Honors


Friday, May 20, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – Eight UW Bothell undergraduate students have been selected to present at the University of Washington Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium, held Friday, May 20, in Mary Gates Hall at UW Seattle, showcases the top research work from UW undergraduates.

Presentations from the UW Bothell students include such diverse topics as the effects of privatization in military operations, the cultural politics of autistic activism and the impacts of bats upon coffee plantations.

The presenters are: Kevin Link, senior; Tamar Libicki, senior; Karon Thibault, junior; Jessica Lusk, senior; Brian Lund, senior; Morgan Ness, senior; Megan Couch, senior; and Shahin Mortazavi, junior.

In addition to the eight students participating in the symposium, UW Bothell is home to four Mary Gates Scholars. Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships encourage undergraduate students to develop their leadership abilities through practical experience, personal reflection and in community with mentors and peers.

UW Bothell’s Mary Gates Scholars, and their project titles, are: Ignace Hounwanou, Mentoring African Students; Maximilian Dixon, Promotion of Alternative Transportation to UW Bothell & Cascadia Community College; Christa Lilly, Title IX, Athletic Equity and Increasing Girls’ High School Sports Participation; and Nick Steen, Watch DOGS.

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.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.