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 12, 2017

University of Washington Bothell
North Creek Events Center

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Conference Schedule 


12:00-12:15 pm
Keith Nitta

Panel 1: Social Welfare, Economic Justice, and Criminal Justice

12:15-1:15 pm
Moderator: Shauna Carlisle


Cassidy Watt
Washington State's Tip Pooling Practices and their Effect on the Quality of Life for Back of the House Restaurant Employees

Amber Monson
Civic Community:  Online Communities of Practice in Parkland

Kate Young
2015 Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB) Release Decisions 

Panel 2: Environment and Health

1:15-2:15 pm
Moderator: Bruce Kochis

Caitlin Moore
Turning up the Heat: Urban Heat Islands in Snohomish County

Debbie Hopkins
Finding a Better Stove: Cookstove Program Development in “Last Mile” Villages in Guatemala

Michelle R Jacobson
Oil Spills and Corexit: Is there an ongoing effect on the cultural and mental health of Louisiana residents following the BP oil spill?


2:15-2:30 pm

Panel 3: Environmental Management

2:30-3:30 pm
Moderator: Tate Twinam

Ashley Brandon
Smoothing the Time Path of Landings: A Statistical Analysis of U.S. Catch Share Programs

Isaias R. Nieto
The Effects of Sports Fishing Regulations on Seabirds along the Coast of Washington State

James Watson
Addressing the English Holly Invasion in Western Washington

Panel 4: Education and Workforce Development

3:30-4:15 pm
Moderator: Dan Jacoby

Linyi Ge
The development of private education, and case study of Ningbo Foreign Language School: A public school run as private school.

Paul Hanson
Sector Development within Snohomish County

Closing Remarks and Reception

4:15-5:00 pm


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