2014-2015 Call for Applications
Experiential Student Scholar Call (pdf)
Proposal Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014
The Experiential Student Scholar program engages undergraduate and graduate students in experiential project partnerships with faculty. Experiential projects are defined as: Inquiries, investigations, or projects that bridge theory with practice and require engaged learning characterized by active collaboration with a faculty mentor, application of discipline specific theories, real-world problem solving, and simulation of skills external to the classroom.
The program is centered on the student learning outcomes (SLOs) identified in the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan Pioneering Pathways: Learn by Doing. These include:
SLO 1: effectively connecting classroom theories to real-world experiences through practical application of knowledge; and
SLO 2: accurately assessing knowledge and skills related to personal or professional goals including collaboration, application, and problem-solving.
Summer 2014 Experiential Student Scholars, faculty mentors, and projects:
Tiffany Edwards, Mentor: Dr. Parker Hevron, History and Government, Exploring Access to Justice: An Experiential Approach
Alejandra Quezada, Mentor: Dr. Marilyn Massey-Stokes, Health Studies, Health and Wellness Coaching: An Exploratory Study of Health Coaches’ Perspectives
Meghan Berthold & Jessica Feyen, Mentor: Dr. Mary Anderson, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Learn by Doing Undergraduate Research: providing Students the Tools to Discover and Expand their Experiential Learning Opportunities
Jessica Hale, Mentor: Jordan Fuchs, Dance, Beyond the Body: Using Video Installation to Extend Solo Dance Performance Practices
Michael Duplanty, Mentor: Dr. Nasrin Mirsaleh Kohan, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Integrating Computer-based Experiments into the Physics Laboratory
Emily Hamilton, Mentor: Dr. Mark Mann, Kinesiology, Experience with USA Disabled Sport: National Team – Women’s Volleyball
Stephanie Hausler, Mentor: Dr. Anne Selcer, Health Care Administration, Community Health Care Promotion and Marketing
Stacey Grigar, Mentor: Cynthia Maguire, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Do You Know What Your Electronics are Made of?
Dava Hernandez, Mentor: Mary Williford-Shade, Dance, Spreading the Seeds: Son Jarocho Dance and Music for the Community
Courtney Johnson, Mentor: Dr. Richard Sheardy, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Designing a Better Experiment: Chemistry in the Real World
Yvonne, Keyrouz, Mentor: Mary Williford-Shade, Dance, Pale Blue Dot
Wehner, Sarah, Mentor: Dr. Sandra Westmoreland, Biology, Organization Assembly of Informal Learning Environment Module Prototypes to be Implemented at the Trinity River Audubon Center
Jordan McConnell, Mentor: Dr. Claudette Fette, Occupational Therapy, Strength in Numbers: An Analysis of Identified Strengths in Youth
Mikeal McKim, Mentor: Dr. Richard Sheardy, Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Development of Experiments and the Establishment of Community Partnerships for Principles of Chemistry Laboratory
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