This past summer, Evergreen launched the Summer Undergraduate Research Project (known on campus as SURP). This program provided 13 faculty and student teams the resources to pursue research projects in all manner of disciplines. Faculty Abir Biswas and Dylan Fischer came together with their research students Mariah Smith and Levi Travis on a project that studies Biogeochemical Cycling and Ecosystem Ecology in the South Sound Prairies. In this piece, all four talk about the experience of working on a collaborative research project at Evergreen.
Student Cara Myhre came to The Evergreen State College after a 10 year career in the Army. She is interested in becoming an art therapist, and towards that end she enrolled in the program Narrative Objects. The class, taught by faculty Jean Mandeberg and Steven Hendricks incorporates fine metal and book arts, and examines ways in which objects can participate in, contain, and create narratives. In this One Minute Evergreen, Myhre talks about the miniatures project assigned in winter quarter, and how it inspired her to reflect on the time she served in the active war zone of Iraq in the early 2000s.