Andrea Williams Wan

Andrea Williams Wan, Honors Scholar, Class of 2003

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2003

Ms. Wan's primary interests are public interest and Native American law. She spent the last summer working for Alaska Legal Services in Nome, Alaska, and plans to work in Fairbanks this summer. Her long term goal is to work with Alaska Natives in the Fairbanks area. At IIT Chicago-Kent, she was involved in with Kent Justice Foundation and the Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society.

Prior to coming to Chicago-Kent, Andrea was in the history program at the University of Chicago where she studied History of Science. Her masters work was in the involvement of prominent Victorian-era scientists in the parapsychology and spiritualism movement.

Ms. Wan served as a clerk for Judge Richard Savell of the Alaska Superior Court in Fairbanks and passed the Maine bar in 2006.

Writings and Presentations

Fall 1998. "The Science of Survival: Sir Oliver Lodge and Psychical Research." A paper presented at the 1998 meeting of the History of Science Society.

Spring 1998. "Biometry, Mendelism, and Equilibrium: Four Discoveries of the Hardy-Weinberg Principle." A talk at the 1998 Midwest Junto for the History of Science and Technology.

Spring 1998. "Reaching Equilibrium: The Meaning of Biometric and Mendelian Discoveries of the Hardy-Weinberg Principle." A talk at the 1998 Joint Atlantic Seminar in the History of Biology at Johns Hopkins University.

Spring 1997. Vincent Wan with Andrea Williams. "Inhibition in the neural network models of the 1920s and 1930s." (poster) Presented at the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences / European Club for the History of Neurology joint meeting at Leiden, Netherlands.

1996. "Emanuel Swedenborg as a Protospiritualist." ACD: The Journal of the Arthur Conan Doyle Society. 7: 127-143.

Spring 1996. "Evidence for the Unseen: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Spiritualism, and the Quest for a Scientific Religion." B.A. thesis, College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University.