This summer eight English students who are working in pairs on research related to the American Disability Act, the 1807 Act to Abolish Slavery, the Nuremberg Code, and the movement toward automation. Students are studying what led up to these events and their relevance today.
On Tuesday, July 30, from 10:15-11:30 a.m. in Carver 265, the students will be present their research findings with academic research posters.
The campus community is invited to come and hear about their research.
The American Disability Act: Presented by Jordan Pacholke and Rachel Devine
This research explores what led up to the American Disability Act—the ancient Grecian culture, the 19th Century United States Ugly Laws, and the 20th Century protests and policies that affect disability accommodations. We end by considering Western Washington University’s accommodations and accessibility status.
The 1807 Act to Abolish Slavery: Presented by Juniper Still and Sophie Cade
This research examines the connection between the abolition of slavery in Britain and issues present in the modern day. Looking at primary and secondary sources, questions about the effects that abolition had on Britain, Africa, and America were examined. This research was then used to inform our thoughts about modern day movements like Black Lives Matter.
The Nuremberg Code: Presented by Madeline Olson-Harris and Keeley Low
The Nuremberg Code is a document guiding the ethics of human experimentation in medical and scientific settings. This document is believed to be transformative and to this day acts as a standard for ethics and the rights of test subjects. This document was set forth in August of 1947 after Nazi physicians were put on trial for their unethical human experimentation on concentration camp prisoners during the Holocaust. To fully understand the magnitude of this document it is crucial to examine the events leading up to its creation as well as how it was utilized in the decades following. It was found to be less influential than researchers previously believed, although in more recent years it has served to inspire a movement to increase educational awareness of crimes against humanity.
The Movement toward Automation: Presented by Evan Bourm and Tyler Verrill
Automation is putting Americans, and the rest of the world, out of jobs. Unskilled workers are forced to change career paths or gain the necessary skills and education in order to stay competitive in the marketplace. While commercial manufacturing has pushed people away, a new form of technology is bringing manufacturing back into people’s lives. This research examines the ever changing landscape as a result of medical robotics and 3D printing.