Doctoral students to present research Feb. 3

Education policy class
Jan 27 2017

Eleven University of Washington College of Education doctoral students will present their research projects on Feb. 3, with topics including teacher candidates’ use of technology, social stigma and disability labels, and gender bias in math story problems.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations will take place from 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 212. These presentations are a major milestone in the studies of each PhD candidate at the College of Education.

This quarter’s presentations are:

Reimagining the role of communities in education

Aditi Rajendran
Jan 11 2017

As a newly minted business graduate, Aditi Rajendran envisioned a career helping manage non-profit organizations. After graduation, she landed a job with AmeriCorps and was put in charge of establishing a tutoring program in an urban elementary school. Feeling removed from the inner workings of the school as a tutoring coordinator, the following year she transitioned to a position providing direct reading instruction support to K-3rd grade students.

Digging into data to support nontraditional students

Lacey Hartigan
Jan 4 2017

School comes naturally for some students. But for others, Lacey Hartigan knows well, a host of obstacles can push them off course.

Hartigan, one of four children raised by her single mother, first discovered her passion for teaching in high school, where she informally tutored classmates. As an undergraduate, she started working for The Learning Web, a non-profit that engages at-risk students in hands-on career exploration. Hartigan would go on to teach in private schools and tutor in a public school in Georgia.

Responding to adversity

Anna Maher
Dec 12 2016

When her mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer, Anna Maher chose to respond with resilience and determination.

Maher, a high school freshman at the time, was shaken by the news, yet her mother encouraged her and her sisters to stay focused on making the most of their education.

“I think that her instilling motivation and drive made us into the strong people that we are today,” said Maher, now a University of Washington senior. Maher’s drive to excel academically led her to serve as a high school teaching assistant, helping younger students with their studies.

Doctoral students to present research Nov. 4

High school classroom
Oct 28 2016

Nine University of Washington College of Education doctoral students will present their research projects on November 4, with topics including the social stigma of disability in schools, immigrant women in higher education, and racialized teacher identity.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations will take place from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. in Miller Hall Room 112. These presentations are a major milestone in the studies of each PhD candidate at the College of Education.

This quarter’s presentations are:

Building a community

Vanessa Álvarez
Oct 26 2016

Supporting students in graduate school is crucial to their success, especially for students of color. Vanessa Álvarez is helping create that supportive community at the University of Washington as a program officer in its Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) while also pursuing her master’s in Leadership in Higher Education.

Finding the missing link in identity

Gregory Diggs-Yang
Oct 4 2016

The messages students receive from their schools are crucial to their identity formation. For many multiracial students, however, part of their identity often feels to be missing.

University of Washington College of Education student Gregory Diggs-Yang experienced that first-hand following his parent’s divorce.

Undergraduates explore education inside prison

Education Inside Prison class
Sep 21 2016

The nearly 18,000 inmates serving time in one of Washington’s state prisons are largely invisible to the public, yet the educational opportunities they do--or don’t--have access to can have far-reaching consequences for them and society at large.

Early childhood and family studies majors Julie Campos and Kimberley Banks were among the University of Washington undergraduates who explored those opportunities and consequences during the summer course “In Your Name: Education Inside Prison.”

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