Student accomplishments showcased at Annual Banquet
The department recognized graduate and undergraduate achievements at the annual department banquet in April by awarding more than $28,000 in scholarships and travel funds.
Norman & Linda Baer Scholarship – Norma Lozano
Anderson Scholarship – Camille Sessoms
Jewett Scholarship – Wade Ramsey
Herbert and Mary Wensky Neil Scholarship – Sandra Larios
Dolan Scholarship – Jessica Do
Roberts Scholarship – Katie Bufi
Landis Scholarship – Jessica Do
Exceptional Senior Award – Emily Lemke
Susan & Sarah Dolan Memorial Scholarship – Gina Castillo
Joseph R. Demartini Travel Grant – Yikang Bai
Joseph R. Demartini Excellence in Teaching Award – Pierce Greenberg
Gordon D. and Izola P. Morgan Graduate Fellowship in Sociology – Jesse Mendiola
Wardwell Alumni Scholarship – Sarah Morton
First Year Award – Sadie Ridgeway
James F. Short Research Award – James McCall and Xiao Li
Dissertation Grant – Michael Lengefeld
Yoder Graduate Fellowship – Ashley Colby, Lauren Scott, James McCall, Nathan Lindstedt, Pierce Greenberg, Darcy Hauslik, Yikang Bat, Adam Roth, Alana Inlow, Xiao Li, Christie Miksys.
Biennial EARThS Symposium highlights environmental issues and challenges
WSU Sociology graduate students with an interest in environmental issues organized the biannual 2017 EARThS Symposium on April 1. The conference, which stands for Environment, Agriculture, Resources, Technology, and Society, featured presentations from students across various departments at WSU and the University of Idaho.
The symposium featured Dr. Dan Spencer, professor of environmental studies at University of Montana, as the keynote speaker. His presentation was titled “More Light, Less Heat: Ethics and the Sciences to Resolve Environmental Conflicts in the Anthropocene?” It included an interactive component that challenged participants to identify their positions on solutions to environmental problems.
WSU Sociology graduate students Katie Bittinger, Jon Dahlem, Jordan Burke, Elizabeth Dzialo, Pierce Greenberg, Jake Hammond, Darcy Hauslik, Jerrid Higgins, Michael Lengefeld, and Lauren Scott presented scholarly work at the conference. The conference also included participants from the WSU School of the Environment, School of Economic Sciences, and Department of History.
The conference was organized by EARThS co-chairs Darcy Hauslik, Jon Dahlem, Lauren Scott, and Katie Bittinger, who received her PhD in May.
Gates Foundation data scientist shares professionalization tips
Dr. Jon Agnone, a research manager and data scientist at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, visited the WSU Sociology department in February to discuss professional career options for sociology majors and PhDs. He met with graduate students and the undergraduate Sociology Club during his visit and talked about how sociological research skills could be applied in non-academic settings.