Ten University of Washington College of Education doctoral students will discuss their research projects on February 5, with topics spanning translingual preschool environments, how teachers can learn from students, and ethnic identity development.   

The Research and Inquiry Presentations, a major milestone in each Ph.D. candidate's studies at the College of Education, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 212.

This quarter’s presentations are:

  • 8:30 a.m. — “College Choice for Students of Promise in an Urban Setting,” Rhoan Garnett
  • 10 a.m. — "¿Cuantas Words Son? Reliability of the LENA device in Translingual Preschool Environments,” Jamie Michelle Phillips
  • 10:30 a.m. — “Socio-cultural capital of Second Generation Korean American Return Migrants,” Hyerim Park
  • 11 a.m. — “Learning from Students: Asking Questions, Listening, and Applying Diverse 4th-9th Grade Students’ Advice for Teachers,” Kira Geselowitz
  • 11:30 a.m. — “'I’m not like Black-Black from here': A look into the influences of friend, peer, and teacher interactions on the ethnic identity expression of 1.5 and 2nd generation Nigerian,” Adaurennaya C. Onyewuenyi
  • 12 p.m. — “Ethnic Identity Development and Civic Engagement of Korean Immigrant Youth,” Sunun Park
  • 1 p.m. — “Bridging the gap: An exploration of a teachers union and community organizing,” Aditi Rajendran
  • 1:30 p.m. — “The Contribution of Parent Social Responsiveness Profiles to Clinical Variability in Individuals with CHD8-regulated Gene Mutation,” Rachel K. Earl
  • 2:30 p.m. — “Evaluating the Effectiveness and Social Validity of Trial Based Functional Analysis in a Preschool Classroom,” Natalie Badgett
  • 3 p.m. — “The Effects of an Embedded Food Play Intervention on Food Selectivity in Infants and Toddlers,” Yevgeniya Veverka

Research and Inquiry Presentations immerse students in issues of content and method directly pertinent to their chosen specializations, provide practical experience in the use of methods and the application of content learned in coursework, and afford an opportunity for students to present research to a professional audience and to stimulate discussion about important matters impacting education research and practice.


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