Studying STEM at Whitman
Watch the videos in this playlist to see STEM success stories, and learn more about the research being done by students and faculty at Whitman College.
Virtual Undergraduate Conference Sparks Engaging Discourse
April 15, 2021 • In its 23rd year, the Whitman Undergraduate Conference is an opportunity for students to present their original research from classes, senior theses, study abroad projects and summer internships. The 2021 conference showcased the work of 118 students and, adapting to the times, was held virtually. Presentations were pre-recorded and shown during the 16 panels, followed by a live question-and-answer session with attendees.
Tiny House, Big Effort
April 14, 2021 • Just a month into his senior year at Whitman, Brayden Preskenis received a phone call from his father. The region of Oregon where he grew up was on fire. Wanting to do something for his community, Preskenis decided he would build a tiny house on a trailer in Walla Walla and drive it to Ashland, Oregon, where it would become the home of a family who had lost theirs in the fire.
March 3, 2021 • Al-Rahim Merali ’13 uses all he learned at Whitman in a job he didn’t know existed at the time.
A Catalyst for Connection
March 3, 2021 • Biology professor Ginger Withers envisions the STEM Hub as a place of study, support and opportunity.
What’s Ours is Yours
March 3, 2021 • Whitman lends deep freezer to local vaccination efforts.