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Autumn 2012 PoE Capstone Symposium

Monday November 26th, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday November 28th, 1:40 PM - 5:30 PM
Alder Hall Commons & Auditorium

Order of Oral Presentations and Posters


Monday, November 26th 2012

2:00 - 2:50 PM

SESSION A: Education, Outreach, & Sustainability
Poster Presentations (Alder Commons)

  Clare Ryan
Director, Program on the Environment
  Environmental Education: Restructuring the Way Children View the Natural World in Order to Promote an Environmental Ethic
Iris Albert
Site Supervisor: Stacy Feagan, Phil Renfrow | Faculty Advisor: Kern Ewing
  Green Stormwater Infrastructure Feasibility Analysis
Matt Coy & Mitch Halliday
Site Supervisor: Jo Sullivan, John Phillips | Faculty Advisor: Derek Booth, Chuck Treser
  Growing Food, Growing Community
Kiddy Emmanuel
Site Supervisor: Julie Bryan, Bunly Yun | Faculty Advisor: Megan Styles
  The Problem with Education: Combining Perspectives to Change Children's Perceptions of the Natural World
Ashley Esgate
Site Supervisors: Maren Neldam | Faculty Advisor: Kristiina Vogt
  Assessing the Effectiveness of Interactive Digital Devices in Ecotourism
Ashton Kidd
Site Supervisor: Nancy Kartes | Faculty Advisor: Richard Olmstead
  Environmental Marketing: Utilizing Interactive Web-based Applications to Increase Environmental Organizations' Publicity Among Public Citizens
Eric Ko Huang
Site Supervisors: Nancy Kartes | Faculty Advisor: Kristiina Vogt
  Environmental Education in the Digital Age
Julie Stewart
Site Supervisors: Nancy Kartes | Faculty Advisor: Kristiina Vogt
  Citizen Science as an Educational Tool: Assessing the Success of Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team
Zoe Vrieling
Site Supervisors: Julia Parrish | Faculty Advisor: Marc Miller
3:05 - 3:15 PM BREAK
3:15 - 4:15 PM

SESSION B: Business & Sustainability
Oral Presentations (Alder Auditorium)

  Dr. Tim Hargrave
University of Washington-Bothell, School of Business - Addressing Environmental Problems Through Innovations in Organizing
  Making Sustainability Work in Professional Sports
Keenan Murphy
Site Supervisor: Karen Baebler | Faculty Advisor: Tim Hargrave
  Assessing the Role of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Shaping Green Business Development
Mikaela Winter
Site Supervisor: Tony D'Onofrio | Faculty Advisor: Tim Hargrave
  Community-Based Utility Benchmarking: One Small Step Towards Carbon Neutrality
Cole Zuckerman
Site Supervisor: Joanne Day | Faculty Advisor: Kristiina Vogt
4:15 - 4:25 PM BREAK
4:25 -5:15 PM

SESSION C: Environmental Policy, Regulation, & Performance Oral Presentations (Alder Auditorium)

  Dr. Gregory A. Hicks
University of Washington, School of Law: Water Rights, Governance Institutions, and Landscapes
  Water Scarcity in the Face of Climate Change: Community Improvement Projects in the Informal Urban Settlements of Peru
Stephanie Aragon
Site Supervisor: Joyce Kelly | Faculty Advisor: Megan Styles
  The Clean Water Act's Nonpoint Source Pollution Distinction and Political Tradition
Robert Marsh
Site Supervisor: Karma Anderson | Faculty Advisor: Greg Hicks
  How I Brought 500 Stickers and Toxic Mugs to the EPA
Jessie Huang
Site Supervisor: Russell Harmon | Faculty Advisor: Francesca Lo
5:30 PM END

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

1:40 - 250: PM

SESSION D: Natural Sciences & Conservation
Oral Presentations (Alder Auditorium)

  Lisa Graumlich
Dean, College of the Environment
  Dr. Aaron J. Wirsing
University of Washington, School of Environmental & Forest Sciences - The importance of breadth in ecology: using a multidisciplinary approach to explore the consequences of wolf recolonization in Washington
  Something Stinks: Finding Human Fecal Contamination and Locating Culprits in the Puget Sound
Corinne Messer
Site Supervisor: Linda Rhodes | Faculty Advisor: Charles Treser
  Planning for Recovery: The Biology, Conservation, and Restoration of the Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata)
Samantha Zwicker
Site Supervisor: Jennifer Pramuk | Faculty Advisor: Aaron Wirsing
  Like Trying to Get Fat on Celery: A Reevaluation of the Plausibility of Currently Assumed Leatherback Sea Turtle Dietary Habits
Giulia Anderson
Site Supervisor: Todd Jones | Faculty Advisor: Tim Essington
2:50 - 3:00 PM BREAK
3:00 - 4:00 PM

SESSION E: From the Farm to the Table & Beyond
Oral Presentations (Alder Auditorium)

  Dr. Elizabeth Wheat
University of Washington, Program on the Environment - The UW Farm: Perspectives and Possibilities
  The Importance of Creating and Maintaining Space for Indigenous Peoples to Maintain Their Native Foodways
Angela Herr
Site Supervisor: Kris Miller, Delbert Miller | Faculty Advisor: Devon Pena
  Alternatives for Who? Food Sovereignty, Alternative Food, and Seattle's P-Patch Program
Mollie Tarte
Site Supervisor: Kathryn Krogslund | Faculty Advisor: Ann Anagnost
  Redesigning Local Food Systems: A Synthesis of Two Case Studies
Rae Moore
Site Supervisor: Elizabeth Dahl | Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Wheat
4:00 - 4:10 PM BREAK
4:10 - 4:50 PM

SESSION F: Science, Policy, & Sustainability
Poster Presentations (Alder Commons)

  Salvaging Solutions: Analyzing Auto Slavage Yards' Responses to Federal Clean Water Regulation
Lisette Albert
Site Supervisor: Margaret McCauley | Faculty Advisor: Dennis Ryan
  Awakening from the Food Coma: Changes in Food Consupmtion and Production
Molly Bell
Site Supervisor: Maren Neldam | Faculty Advisor: Kritiina Vogt
  Forest Dynamic Models: The Influence of Understory Shrubs
Katie Hogan
Site Supervisor: James Lutz | Faculty Advisor: James Lutz
  Evaluating the Effectiveness of Bovine Bacteroides as a Fecal Indicator in Puget Sound
Sylvia Howard
Site Supervisor: Linda Rhodes | Faculty Advisor: Linda Rhodes
  Environmental Sustainability in Professional Sports: The Green Sports Directory
Mike Meneghini
Site Supervisor: Carolyn Gangmark | Faculty Advisor: Timothy Hargrave
  Strategies to Influence Environmental Stewardship in Federal Offices and For-profit Businesses
Terra Miller-Cassman
Site Supervisor: Melissa Winters | Faculty Advisor: Timothy Hargrave
  Examining Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning in the Puget Sound: Using Protein Phosphatase Inhibition Assay as a Screening Method
June Songtantaruk
Site Supervisor: Bich-Thuy Eberhart | Faculty Advisor: Russel Herwig
  The Truth About Public Waste
Michelle Spicer
Site Supervisor: Karen Baebler | Faculty Advisor: Leta Beard
4:50 - 5:00 PM BREAK
5:30 PM END