Associate Professor Riki Thompson in collaboration with the Office of Research hosted this Qualitative Forum in hopes to revive the Qualitative Quorum research group from a few years ago. The mission of the group is to create a community of Qual researchers who would like to connect with a community on campus to talk about their research, share information about tools and resources, and support each other in learning and working through projects. The goal of this first meeting was to meet, learn about the types of projects people are working on, and the types of methods and tools people are using (and interested in possibly using in the future). Watch here: https://youtu.be/X7RE90ZNLmY
The Spring forum focused on doing qualitative research during the pandemic. What were challenges and how people pivoted. Watch here: https://youtu.be/_y52g7Ka_Fo
Royalty Research Fund (RRF) Workshop January 2022
Proposal Development Consultant Dr. Kara Luckey presented this Royalty Research Fund Workshop. The RRF is open to faculty and staff across the UW system and provides one-year awards of up to $40,000 in order to support faculty and staff in generating preliminary findings, seeding scholarly and creative activities, and increasing competitiveness for future external funding. Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/bO2zCqGPmYQ
Finding Funding January 2022 Workshop
This workshop explored a variety of funding opportunities, sponsors, foundations, and tools at UW Tacoma that can help strengthen searches as you seek out funding to support your research, scholarship, and creative activities. Participants were shown methods to research potential funding sources and the group discussed next steps to further explore opportunities with specific individuals and/or offices at UW Tacoma. Watch here: https://youtu.be/lQPpT659lS4
Grants Management 101 April 2022 Workshop
Lisa Isozaki, UWT Office of Research Director, provided information on the different types of funding that can support research and scholarship (sponsored program awards vs. service contracts vs. gifts) and then walked participants through UW wide policies, tools, and systems that are in place to specifically support grants management of sponsored awards. The group reviewed the Research lifecycle starting with Project Set-Up through Closing and Lisa discussed how the UW Tacoma Office of Research can help faculty and staff navigate each step of the lifecycle. Watch here: https://youtu.be/8W8eCyiABD4
Social Justice Research and Scholarship Initiative Committee Learning Circle February 2022
The Social Justice Research and Scholarship Initiative Committee (Dr. JaeRan Kim, Dr. Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, Dr. David Reyes and Dr. Anaid Yerena) hosted an opportunity to engage in a learning circle with other UW Tacoma faculty and graduate students about critical conversations on how we engage in social justice research. The group practiced critical inquiry by asking: What are the goals of research grounded in social justice? What does it mean to be a critically engaged scholar? How do we foster reciprocity with community members? Watch a recording of this learning circle here: https://youtu.be/aUbUkVY6E4o
Salish Sea Modeling Center & Hyak presentation by Dr. Tarang Khangaonkar, Modeling Center Director May 2022
The Salish Sea Modeling Center (SSMC) is a coastal ocean modeling laboratory and a collaborative computational platform for research related to water quality management and marine ecosystem restoration. The vision of complex hydrology, hydrodynamic, water quality, and ecosystem models on a single platform is realized at SSMC by eliminating the challenges associated with computational power and storage, and by providing access to established regional models and associated analytical software, and availability of skilled modelers for research and development support. The SSMC platform was established on the UW's HYAK Supercomputing cluster in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with funding support from the City of Tacoma and is part of the Center for Urban Waters at UWT. Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/_Oe57yGb5_A
2021 Founders Endowment Recipient Presentations May 2022
Seven faculty researchers were awarded small Founders Endowment grants last year through a competitive process run by the Research Advisory Committee of Faculty Assembly in collaboration with the Office of Research to pursue their research, many of which involved students. Kelly Kim - Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry Division of Science and Mathematics, SIAS; Sarah Alaei - Assistant Professor of Microbiology Division of Science and Mathematics, SIAS; Chieh (Sunny) Cheng - Assistant Professor School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership; Jane Compson - Associate Professor Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, SIAS; Martine De Cock – Professor School of Engineering & Technology; Barb Toews - Associate Professor School of Social Work & Criminal Justice; and Jenny Xiao - Assistant Professor Division of Social, Behavioral & Human Sciences, SIAS presented their funded research and recent findings. A recording of the presentations can be found here.
Social Justice Scholarship Presentation - Dr. Billye Sankofa Waters: Toward a Radical Identity Praxis: Researching with folx who look like me May 2022
In late 2021, Sankofa Waters began interviewing 12 folx born within the critical influence of Hip Hop across the Deep South, NY and the Midwest, addressing the question: How do Black folx cultivate everyday practices of liberation? As Black storytellers, they pivot away from DuBois’ musings regarding the white gaze in 1903, “what does it feel like to be a problem,” and pivot toward #BlackFolxAreRich. This talk focuses on home. Because from their vantage point, home nurtures strong Black identities. These strong Black identities always trouble Eurocentric curriculum and foster urgency to decolonize institutional spaces steeped in anti-Black racism. Telling the story of home means privileging Nana, Paw Paw and nem over Columbus. It means journeying from survival toward healing and wonderment. A recording of the presentation can be found here.