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My classroom is . . .
Author: Kathryn Kirkland
Posted: May 31, 2012

In February, the University asked the campus community, including alumni, to finish the phrase “my classroom is . . .” not in words but pictures. Exactly 100 photos were chosen, and as you can see, Portland State classes are held in amazing places. View the entire collection on Flickr using the web address

TOP LEFT Public administration graduate students (left to right) Todd Deweber, Erik Mandell, and Lauren Waudé discuss mole sauce ingredients with a restaurateur in Oaxaca, Mexico.

TOP RIGHT Alumna Haley Swanson ’11 teaches health education and girls empowerment seminars in rural Ghana.

MIDDLE LEFT Locals celebrate the opening of a museum in San Juan Bosco Chuxnaban, Mexico, with Erik Mandell (center) and Leo Lee (right), public administration graduate students.

MIDDLE RIGHT Student Lisa Lynch (left) conducts a biodiversity assessment in the Willamette River.

LEFT Engineering students Muhammad Amer and German Castro study wind farm development in eastern Oregon.


RIGHT Student Todd Deweber helps make sure that his PSU classmates get to their next destination in Mexico.

BELOW LEFT Instructor Sarah Wolf Newlands shares a photo of her capstone class, Object Talks, at the Portland Art Museum.

BELOW RIGHT Engineering faculty Mark Weislogel and Evan Thomas conduct experiments aboard NASA’s Weightless Wonder aircraft, which is stationed at Johnson Space Center in Houston.














TOP LEFT The Monte Alban Archeological Site in Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan, Mexico, is a study site for students Lauren Waudé and Liz Eslinger.

TOP RIGHT Classroom work on aging and health in Nicaragua has its lighter moments for student Daylis Torres Delgado (left).

LEFT Student Sara Henderson helps an injured great horned owl for an honors project in Wilsonville.

BOTTOM LEFT Students in a field studies class on international migration, observe the challenges faced by local dry land farmers in San Andres Huayapam, Mexico.