student explains research projectStudents highlighted their semester course projects, research, and art as part of the fall Undergraduate Research Symposium and Art Exhibition at WSU Tri-Cities.

“The symposium and art exhibition provides our students with an excellent opportunity to practice communicating their research and course projects, which is an essential skill for when they go out into the professional environment,” said Allison Matthews, clinical assistant professor of psychology.

Students presented posters of their research and course projects on two day in the Consolidated Information Center (CIC) and the  art exhibition featured projects in the CIC Art Gallery during the second day.

  art by WSUTC student

Students presented posters of their research and course projects on two day in the Consolidated Information Center (CIC) and the  art exhibition featured projects in the CIC Art Gallery during the second day.

Members of the public were invited to attend as students present on their projects, which include the areas of history, political science, psychology, wine science, biology, fine art, English, mechanical engineering and environmental science.

Some of the projects presented were:

  • Research on plant-mycorrhizal fungal interactions
  • Research on public health education programs for people who are at-risk for developing Type 2 diabetes
  • An analysis of data from the Tri City Union Gospel Mission regarding client demographics, factors that influence homelessness and other related variables
  • Investigating heat transfer on a surface subject to nanoparticle coating
  • Nutrient limitation of algal and microbial biofilms in the Yakima Watershed
  • The effect of pesticides on algal and microbial biofilms
  • Cluster architecture and fruit composition as influenced by rachis tipping in wine grapes
  • Title IX in regard to procedures on campus
  • The Plastic Garden – a fine arts and engineering collaboration to construct a moving mechanical garden made of plastic and mechanical components

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Visit the WSU Tri-Cities Facebook page to see photos from the Fall 2018 (December 13) and the Spring 2018 symposiums.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top photo: A student presents at the WSU Tri-CIties Undergraduate Research Symposium and Art Exhibition in fall 2018.

Originally posted by Maegan Murray for WSU Tri-Cities