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Six University of Washington College of Education doctoral students will present their research projects on Nov. 3, with topics including science practices for school readiness and academic success, anxiety and academic achievement among special education students, and more.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations are a major milestone in the studies of each PhD candidate at the College of Education and will begin at noon in Miller Hall 112 with opening remarks by Deborah McCutchen, associate dean for research.

A panel discussion from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. will feature two projects: “Handling Missing Data in Social Network Analysis: A Comparison of Five Approaches,” presented by Nathan Abe, “Affirmative Action in College Admissions: A Rawlsian Philosophical Analysis,” presented by Heather N. Werckle.

A structured poster session will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. featuring:

  • “Analysis of Washington State and National Guidelines to Promote Science Benchmark Practices for School Readiness and Academic Success,” Luis Miguel Briseno Sandoval  
  • “How Beliefs and Practices Are Figured and Imagined in an Inclusive Context,” Elizabeth Saliba    
  • “Negotiating Ambiguity: Paraprofessionals’ Understanding and Actualization of their Roles,” Erin Stewart          
  • “Anxiety and Academic Achievement in Middle School Students Receiving Special Education Services,” Alyssa Nevell   

A reception will follow the poster session with opportunities for audience members to speak further with presenters about their projects.

Research and Inquiry Presentations engage students through topics of method and content that are relevant to their selected specializations, result in experience using methods and content learned in coursework, and present an opportunity for students to display research to a professional audience and to instigate discussion about pertinent matters impacting education practice and research.


Dustin Wunderlich, Director of Marketing and Communications
206-543-1035, dwunder@uw.edu