From Carnegie to Hatfield Hall
Senior computer science student Samantha Staszak (in red dress) is comfortable in the bright lights of the theatrical stage. She began formal vocal training at the age of 12, competed in classical competitions while in high school and performed in Carnegie Hall as a part of the American High School Honors Performance Series. Now, she’s being featured in the role of Maria for the Rose Drama Club’s “West Side Story” musical production in the Hatfield Hall Theater. Past shows have showcased students’ talents in “Les Miserables,” “Phantom of the Opera,” and “Chicago.”
English Professor Julia Williams, PhD, is among faculty in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences who are known for pushing their students to develop strong written and oral communications skills.
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Just how high does a fly ball fly? The architects designing the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field in the 1990s needed to know, because it seemed possible that the new baseball stadium’s retractable roof might interfere with the game below if a fly ball would hit the ceiling.
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Spotlight on Professor Diane Evans, specializing in teaching statistics. Evans likes to run her class like a conversation.
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Award-winning civil engineering educator Jim Hanson, PhD, believes teaching is more about giving students the ability to ask the right questions than providing future engineers with just skills to address tomorrow’s challenging problems.
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