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Water Research @The Commons: Presentations

We are pleased to announce the lineup of lightning-talk presenters for our upcoming Scholars’ Studio on Thursday November 20th, beginning at 4PM. Please join us for what is sure to be a fantastic event!

1. Librarian Presentation: Water, Water Everywhere: Resources for Researchers

Louise Richards, Assistant Director, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Fisheries & Oceanography Liaison Librarian

2. The Original Camelbak: Pottery as Water Storage

Lauryl Zenobi, Anthropology

3. The Sea’s Agency in French Medieval Literature

Katherine A. Snider, French Studies

4. Novel Water Based Renewable Energy Technology

Kurt Kung, Electrical Engineering & Bioengineering

5. Conceptions of Sea Ice

Devon Thorsell, Marine and Environmental Affairs & International Studies

6. Why the Islamic State is Dangerous for Water

Lindsay Church, International Studies

7.  Modeling Wave Energy Converters in Deep Water

Andrew Davis, Mechanical Engineering

8.  Racial Disparities in Swimming and Drowning: History Matters

Wendy Cook, Nursing & Bioethics

9.  Courting Marine Energy: Shetland Islands and Outer Hebrides

Neal McMillin, Marine and Environmental Affairs

10. Animality, Intersex, and Water Politics

Lauren O’Laughlin, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

11. Waters of Mars

Osazonamen Igbinosun, Aeronautics and Astronautics

Scholars' Studio 2014-2015 Series Themes

Fall Quarter: Water Research

  • Date:Thursday, Nov 20th, 4-6pm
  • Talk proposals due: Friday, Oct 24th


Winter Quarter: Play Research

  • Date: Thursday, March 5, 4-6pm
  • Talk proposals due:  Friday, Feb 6


Spring Quarter: Community Research

  • Date: Thursday, May 21st, 4-6pm
  • Talk proposals due: Friday, April 24

Call for Proposals Flyer


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Scholars’ Studio is a fun, informal event that features 10 rapid-fire ignite-style presentations (5 minutes each) given by graduate students and postdocs doing research on topics related to an interdisciplinary theme.  Hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons and The Graduate School, Scholars' Studio gives students the opportunity to share their research across disciplines, make connections and build presentation skills.

Feedback from Past Attendees

"Fantastic opportunity. Thank you!!! And great moderating!" - past presenter

"It was a great experience to see such a diverse range of projects represented and to engage in dialogue with others from all over campus." - past attendee

"Wow! I did not expect the level of complexity, variety of content, and skill of presenters. A great forum - I loved it." - past attendee


Photos from Scholars Studio: Robot Research

Brent Woo Amanda Lazar Group 1 Q&A Andreas von Flotow Audience

Want to see more photos from the event? Check out the Research Commons' Flickr page.

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