In the Student Spotlight: Sept. 14, 2018

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  • Junior Abby Akin was chosen as the Big Sky Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week and named to the Lumberjack Classic All-Tournament Team. Akin’s achievements come after a string of successful matches highlighting her scoring record, hitting average and average kills per set.
  • Anthropology students Diane Slocum, Britt Davis, Sasha Romih, Renee Collins, Steve Fox, Tia Watkins, Gavin Wishner and Katie Tappan presented papers at the 2018 Society for American Archaeology meeting in Washington, D.C. The papers focused on research the students conducted while studying abroad in Belize this summer under the direction of anthropology professor Jaime Awe.
  • Doctoral student Emily James is on the Arizona Republic’s list of Who’s Next: 21 educators shaping Arizona’s next generation. The “Who’s Next” list is a collection of young professionals working in Arizona and making an impact in their profession. James is a a teacher at Tavan Elementary School in Phoenix and a project leader for the school’s “Be Kind People” initiative, which promotes civility among students.
  • Doctoral student Colin Chandler presented at NASA’s “Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets: From Stars to Surfaces” meeting in Houston. Chandler’s presentation, “Efficient Atmospheric Model Equilibrium Searching and Assessment” showcased new atmospheric model computational techniques and formulated metrics for analyzing model output quality as well as demonstrations of this approach.
Cheyenne Jarrette