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  • Experiential Student Project Presentation Applications

    The purpose of the Experiential Project Presentation Support program is to support and assist students in partnering with a faculty mentor to present findings from experiential projects at state, regional, national, and international academic forums related to their discipline. Students must be mentored by faculty, and the faculty mentor must serve as co-presenter on the presentation. Poster presentations are also eligible.


    Call for 2015 - 2016 Experiential Student Scholars

    The purpose of the Experiential Student Scholar program is to engage students in experiential project partnerships with faculty. Students must be currently enrolled TWU undergraduate or graduate students with declared majors and in good academic standing to be eligible.



    Proposal Deadline:  Friday, October 16, 2015


    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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