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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science Honors Research


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College of the Sciences
Ellensburg
Lind Hall, room 118A

509-963-2718
www.cwu.edu/~cots/scihonors
    See the website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Program Director
Audrey Huerta, PhD
huerta@geology.cwu.edu
 

Program Information
The two-year Science Honors Research Program is centered on a faculty-mentored student research project that culminates in an honors thesis. Applications to the program consist of a research proposal developed under the guidance of a faculty mentor. All proposals are reviewed by a faculty committee. Application deadline is in winter quarter.

Students are normally admitted to the program during their junior year and are employed for nine weeks during the summer, when they are expected to perform the bulk of their research activities. Required coursework consists of SHP 301 (2 credits), SHP 401 (2 credits), and SHP 497 (1 credit). Research continues during the senior year, concluding with a written honors thesis and an oral presentation at the CWU Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE).
 

Admission Requirements
Admission to the program is competitive, based on the quality of the research proposal submitted by the applicant and faculty mentor. Approximately 10 students are admitted each year. Application forms, criteria, and deadline are posted on the Science Honors website, www.cwu.edu/~cots/scihonors.
 

Exit Requirements
Satisfactory completion of SHP 497, which requires the submission of an honors thesis that is approved by faculty mentor and program director, is required for participation in honors convocation and to receive an honors designation on the transcript.
 

Required Extracurricular Activity
Students are expected to work full time on their proposed research project for nine weeks during the summer and to participate in group activities and weekly meetings. Students should not be working more than 15 hours per week at another job, nor be enrolled in other classes during the summer. Exceptions may be made for certain required summer courses, such as GEOL 489.

 

Science Honors Courses
SHP 301. Science Honors Junior Seminar: Elements of Scientific Research (2). The process of science from a multi-disciplinary perspective, including the historical development of scientific methods and reasoning, effective experimental design, and the interpretation of measurements.

SHP 401. Science Honors Capstone Seminar (2). Skills and techniques for communicating the results of scientific research. Students prepare the final draft of their Science Honors thesis as part of the coursework.

SHP 497. Science Honors Thesis (1). Completion of Science Honors thesis. Strategies for effective oral presentation of scientific work will also be covered. Students must present results of Science Honors project at SOURCE. Grade will either be S or U. Prerequisites: SHP 401 and admission to the Science Honors Program.

 

Science Honors Research Program Information


College of the Sciences
Ellensburg
Lind Hall, room 118A

509-963-2718
www.cwu.edu/science-honors
    See the website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Program Director
Audrey Huerta, PhD
huerta@geology.cwu.edu
 

Program Information
The two-year Science Honors Research Program is centered on a faculty-mentored student research project that culminates in an honors thesis. Applications to the program consist of a research proposal developed under the guidance of a faculty mentor. All proposals are reviewed by a faculty committee. Application deadline is in winter quarter.

Students are normally admitted to the program during their junior year and are employed for nine weeks during the summer, when they are expected to perform the bulk of their research activities. Required coursework consists of SHP 301 (2 credits), SHP 401 (2 credits), and SHP 497 (1 credit). Research continues during the senior year, concluding with a written honors thesis and an oral presentation at the CWU Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE).
 

Admission Requirements
Admission to the program is competitive, based on the quality of the research proposal submitted by the applicant and faculty mentor. Approximately 10 students are admitted each year. Application forms, criteria, and deadline are posted on the Science Honors website, www.cwu.edu/~cots/scihonors.
 

Exit Requirements
Satisfactory completion of SHP 497, which requires the submission of an honors thesis that is approved by faculty mentor and program director, is required for participation in honors convocation and to receive an honors designation on the transcript.
 

Required Extracurricular Activity
Students are expected to work full time on their proposed research project for nine weeks during the summer and to participate in group activities and weekly meetings. Students should not be working more than 15 hours per week at another job, nor be enrolled in other classes during the summer. Exceptions may be made for certain required summer courses, such as GEOL 489.

College of the Sciences Information


Administration and Organization

Dean
Tim Englund, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Mike Harrod (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Martha Kurtz, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Staff
Brad Weekly, development officer
Velma Henry, administrative assistant
Cindy Klein, fiscal specialist
Janis Orthmann, administrative assistant
Colleen Falconer, program coordinator
Dannica Price, event coordinator

Mail Stop 7519
509-963-1866
Fax: 509-963-1977
www.cwu.edu/sciences

The College of the Sciences (COTS) is comprised of 13 departments and 12 interdisciplinary programs representing disciplines in the behavioral, natural, and social sciences, and mathematics. The departments and programs of the college offer undergraduate baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, minors that supplement other degree programs, and a comprehensive range of service coursework. As an essential part of its mission, the college offers an extensive general education curriculum. The departments play a major role in Central’s Teacher Certification Programs, offering bachelors and master’s degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific content and methods.

Departments within the college are committed to teaching excellence, active engagement by faculty in research, scholarship and professional service activities, student involvement in research, community service, and employing practical applications of academic specializations.
 

Departments
All departments offer baccalaureate degree programs and, in some cases, minors, educational specialist degrees and master’s degrees. In addition to consulting department/program headings in this catalog, students are encouraged to contact individual departments and program offices directly.

Anthropology and Museum Studies: Kathleen Barlow, PhD, Dean Hall, room 356, 509-963-3201
Biological Sciences: James Johnson, PhD, Science Building, room 338, 509-963-2731
Chemistry: Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD, Science Building, room 302, 509-963-2811
Computer Science: Aaron Montgomery, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 219, 509-963-1495
Geography: John Bowen, PhD, Dean Hall, room 301, 509-963-1188
Geological Sciences: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
Law and Justice: James Huckabay, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 300, 509-963-3208
Mathematics: Stuart Boersma, PhD, Bouillon Hall, room 108, 509-963-2103
Physics: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Lind Hall, room 201A, 509-963-2727
Political Science: Todd Schaefer, PhD, Psychology Building, room 415, 509-963-2408
Psychology: Stephanie Stein, PhD, Psychology Building, room 421, 509-963-2381
Science Education: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Science Building, room 107, 509-963-2929
Sociology: Delores Cleary, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 409, 509-963-1305

Interdisciplinary Programs
These programs offer specialized coursework, interdisciplinary baccalaureate majors or minors, master’s degrees or research, and public service functions.

American Indian Studies: Toni Culjak, PhD, Language and Literature, room 408D, 509-963-1531
Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education: Martha Kurtz, PhD, Dean Hall, room 130, 509-963-2135
Environmental Studies: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
or Pam McMullin-Messier, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 441, 509-963-2222
Ethnic Studies: Nelson Pichardo, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 440, 509-963-1348
Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences: Steve Schepman, PhD, Psychology Building, room 429, 509-963-2389
Museum of Culture and Environment: Mark Auslander, PhD, Dean Hall, room 334, 509-963-3209
Primate Behavior and Ecology Program: Lori Sheeran, PhD, Dean Hall, room 335, 509-963-1434
Resource Management Program: Karl Lillquist, PhD, Dean Hall, room 319, 509-963-1184
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP): Lucinda Carnell, PhD, Science, room 338G, 509-963-2821
Women’s and Gender Studies: Judith Hennessey, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 436, 509-963-1574

Affiliated Centers and Institutes
Center for Spatial Information and Research: Anthony Gabriel, PhD, Dean Hall, room 320, 509-963-1166
Center for the Environment: Anne Johnasen, PhD, Science, room 207D, 509-963-2164
Central Washington Archaeological Survey, Anthropology: Patrick McCutcheon, PhD, Dean Hall, room 340, 509-963-2075
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center: Heath Marrs, PhD, Psychology Building, room 346, 509-963-2349
or Elizabeth Haviland, PhD, Psychology Building, room 118, 509-963-2371
Geodesy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) Data Analysis Facility: Tim Melbourne, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 110A, 509-963-2799
Health Career Resources: Keith Monosky, PhD, Dorothy Purser Hall, room 108, 509-963-1145

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