Content with Institutions : University of Washington

Science Service Learning

Students in the Science Service Learning Course attended one hour of class per week, and performed one to two hours of service each week. Bi-weekly class discussions focus on issues relating to service, such as learning styles and ethics in science. On alternate weeks, students meet in site groups with a site coordinator to plan upcoming visits and reflect on past visits. Students were graded on a credit/no credit basis. Students participate in one of three different types of service projects. Students either design and conduct hands-on experiments with local school children, collaborate with UW’s department of molecular biotechnology on…

Substance abuse education: Talkin About It

As part of a campus-wide effort to raise awareness of substance abuse, students at the University of Washington put together a series of campus performances and events. In the play, Talkin About It, students portray the story of a college student confronted by problems associated with substance abuse. Following each performance, audience questions are fielded by a student with training in substance abuse issues. Students also organize a Substance Awareness Week each year, which includes a number of awareness-raising events. Students provide information through a brochure on substance abuse issues and a small health fair.   From Service Matters 1998:…

High School Genome Project

Often, the advances in science that teachers tell their students about in class are going on right next door at a research university. By sharing their facilities with teachers, universities can help them bring lessons to life. In Seattle, the University of Washington provides training and support for high school science teachers through the High School Genome Project. Faculty train teachers to sequence DNA and provide them with a teaching module on genetics which raises related ethical issues. University students also go to the high schools where they conduct training, assist in laboratories, and supply technology for science classrooms.  …

The Pipeline Project

The Pipeline Project recruits, trains, and places students as volunteer tutors in the schools throughout the academic school year. Orientations are held twice weekly in the Pipeline offices. Personal placement allows individuals to tailor their tutoring experience to accommodate their areas of interest. Pipeline also offered an EDUC 401 seminar for credit each quarter entitled “”Inner Pipeline””. Students tutor in the schools 2.5-5 hours per week as well as attend a bi-weekly seminar focusing on current educational topics. Student also complete a research paper or project on a topic they choose. Seminar topics include general K-12 tutoring, math and science,…