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Environmental Studies Capstone Symposium
WhenMonday, Dec. 5, 2016, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Join us for the Autumn Capstone Symposium. Learn what our students have been working on during their capstone internships and hear them give oral and poster presentations on environmental education, policy and planning and sustainability in business.

This event is free and open to the public.


  • 1:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks
  • 1:40 p.m. Housekeeping
Session A – Environmental education: nurturing young minds in nature
  • 1:45 p.m. Introduction
  • 1:50 p.m. Jamie Kisela – Curriculum design strategies to facilitate environmental learning
  • 2:00 p.m. Alicia Raftery – Addressing racial inequities in environmental education
  • 2:10 p.m. Victoria Peterson – Outdoor Girls: Gender equity in outdoor education
  • 2:20 p.m. Kristen Smith – Supporting autistic students in environmental education; best practices for educators
  • 2:30 p.m. Katia Maria Wirganowicz – How a farmers market’s children’s program can improve food accessibility and child nutrition
  • 2:40 p.m. Q&A
  • 2:50 p.m. Coffee break
Session B – Policy and planning to preserve the planet
  • 3:00 p.m. Introduction
  • 3:05 p.m. Timothy Gonzales – Site-related fish advisories: evaluation of risk communication methods in Region 10
  • 3:15 p.m. Jonica Strongman – Active transportation in Seattle: Barriers to cycling and walking and opportunities for improvement
  • 3:25 p.m. Jordan Hoy – Putting the green in greenways: How green stormwater infrastructure benefits active transportation infrastructure
  • 3:35 p.m. Q&A
  • 3:45 p.m. Coffee break
Session C – Sustainability in business and academia
  • 3:55 p.m. Introduction
  • 4:00 p.m. Diana Lloyd-Jones – From the ground up: Marketing and corporate sustainability
  • 4:10 p.m. Sarah Mayberry – The future of renewable energy at the University of Washington
  • 4:20 p.m. Andrew Tran – Reducing the climate impact of professional air travel: Landing alternatives for University faculty & staff
  • 4:30 p.m. Tessa Yip – Academia’s failing grade: How to ace climate neutrality by reducing academic’s flying footprint
  • 4:40 p.m. Q&A
  • 4:50 p.m. Coffee and snacks
Session D – Posters (Alder Hall Lobby)
  • 4:55 p.m. Introduction
  • 5:00-5:30 p.m. (Ian Anderson, Anna Carney, Tanarat Chantapakul, Brian Goldgeier, Madison Keeley, Tessarae Mercer, Frances Olson, Emily Ann Schwartz, Joseph Vanderwood, Stephen Warner)

Campus locationAlder Hall
Campus roomAlder Hall Auditorium and lobby
Event typesAcademics
Event sponsorsUW Program on the Environment…
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