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Student "Scholarship Highlights and Research Excellence" - SHAREfest   2019     

The Office of Research and UW Tacoma Library, along with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and the Associate Dean for Student Support and Success invite you to the inaugural Spring 2019 "Student SHAREfest"! SHAREfest refers to the collection of events occurring across campus during the spring quarter at which UW Tacoma undergraduate and graduate students will share their 'scholarship highlights and research excellence.' 

Download the poster here.                                                                                                       

SHAREfest events scheduled for Spring 2019 include:                                                     

Master of Education Culminating Project Symposia

School of Education

In a round table format, School of Education graduate students discuss their culminating projects in small groups created around content area themes. This event is open to the campus and community.
Date/Time: Monday, May 20th, 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Tacoma Paper & Stationary (TPS), Atrium Area, 1st Floor
Contact: Laura Feuerborn, (, Associate Professor, School of Education

Engineering Senior Project Showcase

School of Engineering and Technology

Over the last year Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering students have been working closely with local industry partners to design and build novel solutions to real-world, multidisciplinary challenges. During this session, 15 student engineering teams will demonstrate their completed designs, ranging from novel energy harvesting circuits and spinning disc reactors to autonomous drone swarms. Drop by and see the innovative engineering designs developed at the UWT School of Engineering & Technology and learn more about the engineering design process!
Date/Time: Thursday, May 23, 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Jane Russell Commons
Contact: Matt Tolentino, (, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Technology

Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs Capstone Paper Prize

SIAS, Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

More information coming soon.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 23, 12:30-1:30pm
Location:  CP 103
Contact: Charles Williams (, Associate Professor, SIAS/Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

TAC Talks

UW Tacoma Library

Inspired by TED Talks, TAC Talks are short presentations on topics that UW Tacoma graduate students are passionate about. Each series of presentations is centered around a theme. TAC Talks provides UW Tacoma graduate students across disciplines an opportunity to share ideas, practice presenting, get feedback, and make academic and professional connections. TAC Talks also gives the entire campus a chance to learn about exciting work coming out of the UW Tacoma graduate programs.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 23, 5:00-7:30pm
Location: Tioga Library Building (TLB) 307b
Contact: Johanna Jacobsen Kiciman (, Reference and Instruction Librarian and Marisa Petrich (, Instructional Design Librarian, UW Tacoma Library
More Information: and

Faculty-Led Undergraduate Research Lightning Round

UW Tacoma Office of Research

Join us as faculty and their student collaborators share their joint research in a fast-paced, and fun format! Presenters will follow an ‘ignite’-style structure in which each will have 5-minutes and 20 slides to introduce their project and its findings and contributions.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 30, 12:30-1:30pm
Location: Tioga Library Building (TLB) 307b
Contact: Kara Luckey (, Research Development Consultant, UW Tacoma Office of Research

Global Engagement Conference

Institute for Global Engagement

The annual Global Engagement Conference is hosted by the Institute for Global Engagement and is competitively open to all students from UW Tacoma and area academic institutions, engaged in globally focused learning. The conference also features capstone projects of UW Tacoma's Global Honors students, representing a diverse range of majors.
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 29, 10:00am-5:00pm and Thursday, May 30, 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: William Philip Hall
Contact: Lynn Hermanson (, Assistant Director, Institute for Global Engagement
More Information:

Business Analytics Showcase

Milgard School, Center for Business Analytics

More information coming soon.
Date/Time: Friday, June 7, 11:30am - 2:00pm
Location: Tacoma Paper & Stationary (TPS), Ground Floor
Contact: Haluk Demirkan (, Professor, Milgard School of Business & Director, Center for Business Analytics and Masters of Science in Business Analytics

Undergraduate Student Showcase

Office of Undergraduate Education

The Undergraduate Student Showcase allows students and faculty the opportunity to "go public" with their learning by providing a forum for participants across the campus community to share their exemplary work and discuss instructional strategy.
Date/Time: Friday, June 7, 12:00-2:00pm
Location: University Y Room 303/304
Contact: Paul Cigarruista (, Program Support Supervisor and Alex Miller (, Assistant Director, Office of Undergraduate Education
More Information:

Engineering and Technology End of Spring Quarter Colloquium

School of Engineering and Technology

The end of the quarter colloquium for the School of Engineering and Technology allows for students to present results of their internships, directed readings and directed research. Poster sessions and student presentations of their work may also include Senior Projects for Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Technology.
Date/Time: Friday, June 7, 12:00-3:00pm
Location: Cherry Parkes (CP) 106
Contact: Marife Llavore (, Program Coordinator or Andrew Fry (, Director of Industry Partnerships & Lecturer, School of Engineering and Technology

Master of Computer Science Thesis Defense and Design Project Presentations

School of Engineering and Technology
Friday, June 7, 1:00-3:00pm
Location:  Cherry Parkes (CP) 108
Contact:  Curtis Black (, Graduate Scool Advisor, School of Engineering and Technology

Sciences and Mathematics Undergraduate Research Symposium (SAMURS)

SIAS, Sciences and Mathematics

The Sciences and Mathematics Undergraduate Research Symposium highlights the capstone projects of graduating seniors for the division. Students present posters and give talks during this 3 hour event. Everyone is welcome!
Date/Time: Friday, June 14, 2:00-5:00pm
Location: Tacoma Paper & Stationary (TPS), Ground Floor
Contact: Julie Masura (, Senior Lecturer, SIAS/Sciences and Mathematics

Are you hosting an event that does not appear above? Let us know so we can include it as part of this coordinated effort!