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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP)


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College of the Sciences
Ellensburg

Dean Hall 130
509-963-3002
Mail Stop 7418
www.cwu.edu/step

Contact
Martha Kurtz
Associate Dean
STEP@cwu.edu


The Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP) is an innovative program designed to prepare and retain students in majors and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. STEP consists of an integrated sequence of classes, enrichment activities, and student research opportunities through which students gain hands-on experience in modern scientific research methods, explore theme-based interdisciplinary scientific issues, and develop mentoring relationships with CWU STEM faculty.

Application to STEP is open to new freshman and transfer students with an interest in and aptitude for STEM fields.

STEP freshman participate in a three-quarter-long series of courses known as the STEP Freshman Science Seminar (STEP 101, STEP 102, and STEP 103). Completion of these three courses satisfies one of the Natural Sciences General Education Program requirements. Students who successfully complete the STEP Freshman Science Seminar series will be eligible to apply for and participate in the STEP Sophomore Bridging Program. The STEP Sophomore Bridging Program provides the opportunity for students in their sophomore year to participate in undergraduate research or serve as a Teaching Assistant in various STEM courses. Those students who have already had some college-level experience are invited to apply directly to the STEP Transfer Bridging Program and will take two STEP courses, STEP 301 in the fall and STEP 302 in the winter. Upon completion of these courses, transfer students will have the opportunity to apply for positions in the STEP Transfer Bridging Program.

The Science Talent Expansion Program at CWU involves faculty members from several academic departments: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Science; Geological Science; Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Management; Mathematics; and Physics. More information about the program and participating faculty members is available on the STEP website.

STEP Program Information


College of the Sciences
Ellensburg

Dean Hall 130
509-963-3002
Mail Stop 7418
www.cwu.edu/step

Contact
Martha Kurtz
Associate Dean
STEP@cwu.edu


The Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP) is an innovative program designed to prepare and retain students in majors and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. STEP consists of an integrated sequence of classes, enrichment activities, and student research opportunities through which students gain hands-on experience in modern scientific research methods, explore theme-based interdisciplinary scientific issues, and develop mentoring relationships with CWU STEM faculty.

Application to STEP is open to new freshman and transfer students with an interest in and aptitude for STEM fields.

STEP freshman participate in a three-quarter-long series of courses known as the STEP Freshman Science Seminar (STEP 101, STEP 102, and STEP 103). Completion of these three courses satisfies one of the Natural Sciences General Education Program requirements. Students who successfully complete the STEP Freshman Science Seminar series will be eligible to apply for and participate in the STEP Sophomore Bridging Program. The STEP Sophomore Bridging Program provides the opportunity for students in their sophomore year to participate in undergraduate research or serve as a Teaching Assistant in various STEM courses. Those students who have already had some college-level experience are invited to apply directly to the STEP Transfer Bridging Program and will take two STEP courses, STEP 301 in the fall and STEP 302 in the winter. Upon completion of these courses, transfer students will have the opportunity to apply for positions in the STEP Transfer Bridging Program.

The Science Talent Expansion Program at CWU involves faculty members from several academic departments: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Science; Geological Science; Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Management; Mathematics; and Physics. More information about the program and participating faculty members is available on the STEP website.

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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