March 23-30, 2015: Research trip to Estacion de Biologia Chamela, in Jalisco, Mexico! SOLVER Scholars assisted biologist Dr. Dan Beck in herpetological research, collecting and recording species of lizards. Scholars also assisted Dr. Gabe Stryker in immunological research, involving community members in collecting Triatominae (kissing bugs) that are hosts to a tropical parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, that causes Chagas Disease.
February 12, 2015: SOLVER traveled to Royal High School in Royal City, WA for a special screening of "Underwater Dreams", an inspiring documentary about the lives of four Latino high school science students - sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants - who, in 2004, learn how to build an underwater robot from used car parts and other materials and then enter a robotics competition sponsored by the NASA and the Office of Naval Research. The kids go up against - and beat - the likes of MIT.
Thursday, November 6, 2014: SOLVER participated in the Native American Open House to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
September 27, 2014: SOLVER attended a Yakama Nation Fisheries' salmon spawning event on the Cle Elum River, hosted by Emily Washines and Brian Saluskin.
We are now accepting applications for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic years.