Western Window 36: resilience, robots and more

Western Today staff

Western Window episode 36

This month’s episode of Western Window is hosted by Chris Roselli of the WWU Alumni Association and Al Dowling, a student at Western. The following is the story lineup for this episode:

  1. A Quality of Resilience – WWU Psychology Department Professor David Sattler circles the globe visiting sites of natural disasters – everywhere from Indonesia and the Philippines to El Salvador ­– to see how communities rebound psychologically after natural disasters such as typhoons and tsunamis. (1:07)
  2. Robotics Under the Sea – A WWU Extended Education program at Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes challenged middle-schoolers to build remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from scratch that can collect scientific data and explore the sea in new ways. (7:56)
  3. Finding Career Options – Career Fairs are a crucial option for Western students to meet, greet, network, interview, set up internships, and move forward on their first jobs after graduation. Employers talk about what they look for and why Western’s students make fabulous employees, and students learn about what it takes to move forward in the job world. (12:38)
  4. Equity and Inclusion at Western – Western’s Equity and Inclusion Forum kicked off with a free-expression graffiti wall that encouraged all comers to voice their views on any issues that were important to them. (16:43)
  5. Switch: Breaking Gender Norms in Sports – These two Western students have chosen to participate in sports that are not typical for their genders: Lewis Jensen is a spot man on Western’s cheer team and Lauren Carlson is a female weightlifter. Both talk about the rewards but also the downsides of often being the only person of their gender participating in their sports. (21:03)
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:45am