Ms. Meredith Schulte
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I currently teach Biology and Essential Elements of Science .
I am a Bilingual Interpreter (Spanish-English) for Mesa's Special Education Department.
I sponsor Mesa High's Spanish Club.
I am passionate about teaching, my students, science, and making a better world through quality education for all.
Student Resources Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8DnWA53xqyoSVAtUklWbG9ZTDA?usp=sharing
Some of the research projects I have been involved in:
After graduating from USC, I received a National Science Foundation IGERT/IPEM grant and spent several years living in Costa Rica leading a research team that studied white-faced Capuchin Monkeys.
Professional Presentations and Publications:
Maya, I; Rahimi, M; Meshkati,N; Madabushi, D; Pope,K; Schulte,M. 2005. “Cultural Influences on the Implementation of Lessons Learned in Project Management.” Engineering Management Journal. 17(4): 17-24.
Schulte, M. and Alfaro, J. June 26, 2007. “Anthropological Aspects of White-Faced Monkeys in
Central Pacific Costa Rica.” Presentation, II Simposio de Primates de Costa Rica.
Universidad de Costa Rica.
Alfaro, J. and Schulte,M. March 16, 2007. “Social Learning and Brain Size: An Evolutionary Perspective.” Northwest Anthropology Conference. Washington State University.
Schulte, M. and Brock, C. December 6, 2007. “Effects of Tourism and Agriculture on White- Faced Capuchin Monkeys in Central Pacific Costa Rica.” Invited Speaker. Washington State University.
Alfaro, J. and Schulte, M. May 2007. “Modeling and Evolutionary Approach to Social Learning and Brain Size” Poster, IGERT National Meetings. Arlington, VA.
Schulte, M. February 17, 2009. “Efectos del Turismo en el comportamiento y salud de los monos carablancas, Cebus capucinus.” ACOPAC/MINAE regional meeting. Puriscal, Costa Rica.
Schulte, M. August 6, 2008. “Effects of Tourism on Cebus capucinus: Aggression, Learning and Health.” Presentation, International Primatological Society Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland.
While at USC, I spent a semester on Catalina Island as part of a Marine Biology semester, and participated in a number of research projects including some on:
Arachnid population diversity, Island fox genetic diversity, Cattle gene introgression into Catalina Island bison population (mtDNA), Genetic analysis of absence of sweepstakes reproduction in Calico Bass, Hybrid outbreeding depression in marine copepods, expression of arginine kinase, heat shock proteins and change in oxygen consumption and heart rate in response to salinity, heat, and oxygen stress in mussels
I also had the opportunity to participate in several NASA grants with the USC Engineering department and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, investigating the cultural impacts on their Lessons Learned systems (publication listed below).