The Thesis Idea Fair is an annual opportunity to connect Tribal Nations, State and Federal Agencies, Private, and Non-Profit Organizations to students in our Master of Environmental Studies Program at Evergreen. Students in MES work to develop a thesis research project in their final year in the program. The thesis process is an integral part of the graduate experience in MES and offers students an opportunity to develop subject area expertise in an environmental field they are passionate about. The opportunity to collaborate with community partners on thesis research projects is an enriching experience and helps students network and meet community research needs.
Thesis ideas are often proposed to students at the fair from community partner representatives. Students are able to attend the fair to ask questions and inquire about project ideas, opportunities for collaboration or even data analysis students could perform on existing, unprocessed data.
This year, we plan to host 2 Thesis Idea Fairs in November, one virtual and one in-person to offer flexible times for students and community partners to connect. All students and representatives may register for more than one fair but we'll ask all representatives to please register by October 22nd for the fair dates they are interested in attending as we plan to release the representative attendance list to our students during the first week in November to allow students to see who will be in attendance during each session. Some students may not be able to attend during the times you are available at the fair so please be sure to provide your primary point-of-contact's information so students can reach out to you beyond the fair!
If you would like to attend the in-person fair on November 4th, please proceed with this Eventbrite registration. Please reach out to MES Assistant Director, Averi Azar, with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 742-8746.