Four students in HSSJ were chosen for an exemplar award at the Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship. Shayna Druckman and group members Sophie Clemens, Alexia Veiga, and Grayson Hussong recently won the award.
Their project in Dr. Emily Morrison’s Human Services & Social Justice was charged with the task of researching, navigating, identifying key components, programs and services catering to Senior Citizens in Ward 8. They focused on Ward 8 Seniors access to resources such as transportation, and services.
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Allen Wang is a Junior in the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences who recently won an award for his work in BISC 1008 with 7 Cups at the Virtual Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship. Community-Engaged Scholar Emebte Atanaw spoke with Allen to discuss his project for the Understanding Organisms course with Dr. Tara Scully.
Allen’s project was teaming up with virtual community partner 7Cups, which is a free virtual counseling/therapy service for those who need a listening ear.
...continue reading "Allen Wang: Nashman Symposium Exemplar Discusses Service with 7Cups"
Jacob Tafrate and his group member Elizabeth Szafranski were the first place Nashman Prize winners at the Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship.
Their project for the Geography department was titled Geographic Analysis of Informal Road Networks in Siberia. Tafrate explained that their project was “taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how informal road networks influence the Ivank people.” They focused on different road transfer networks and how they have changed and evolved over time, various hazards, and analyzing how it influenced the people in the area.
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This conference will bring together faculty, professionals, researchers, students, community members, and others interested in engineering-based community-engagement and service-learning together to discuss the state of the art, best practices, challenges, and opportunities to enhance learning and make a difference in the world.
The conference organizers are the same group behind EPICS, a highly regarded program that has brought national attention to community-engaged learning as a proven pedagogy in engineering and the STEM disciplines.
The Conference was scheduled for July 29-31, 2020 hosted by Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. We will keep you posted about new dates.
More information can be found: https://engineering.purdue.edu/EPICS/university/events/Events%20Information
GW's ArtReach program is still actively engaging with the DC community through COVID.
If you have time and materials, we encourage you to make extra masks to donate to your neighbors, the elderly, and other vulnerable individuals in your community! Making masks is a great way to be of service and helps make your community safer. Make sure you wash your hands before creating and donating!
Let us know how many masks you donated. You can share pictures of your creations with us by emailing (email@example.com) or tagging us on Instagram (#ArtReachAtHome).
Here is a link on how to make masks by the CDC
The show must go on! The Spring 2020 Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship will be held virtually. The Symposium is an event at the end of each semester, for students who engaged with the community for their course to share what they did and what they learned with the GW and DC communities.
...continue reading "How to Guide for Spring 2020 Virtual Symposium"
Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal (SECEIJ) is calling for submissions to be part of a special issue honoring the life and legacy of Dr. David Ferguson, Distinguished Service Professor and Provost’s Scholar at Stony Brook University, who died unexpectedly in July 2019. David was one of the first individuals involved with the National Science Foundation-funded SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Project and became a senior leader in that community. In addition to chairing the SENCER Leadership Fellows program, David was a long-time member of the editorial advisory board for SECEIJ.
In keeping with the themes that were important to David during his career, we invite submissions on the following topics:
- diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM
- engineering for social good
- faculty development/leadership
- applied math and quantitative literacy
Submission guidelines can be found at http://new.seceij.net/submission-guidelines/. Please note that for this special issue, submissions do not need to fall into one of the categories described in the guidelines. All submissions should be sent to Marcy Dubroff, Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions to this special issue is April 15. Questions about this special issue can be directed to either of SECEIJ’s co-editors in chief, Trace Jordan (email@example.com) or Matt Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Association of American Colleges & Universities will be hosting a conference on Integrative Learning and Signature Work July 21-July 24, 2020 at American University in Washington, DC. The conference is intended for college and university teams interested in advancing programs and curricula aimed at building students’ capacity to integrate their learning across the curriculum and co-curriculum, foster global learning through community engagement, and capture students’ development through signature work. Sessions led by national experts will emphasize the value of leveraging general education, interdisciplinary approaches, and co-curricular experiences to achieve campus goals to expand integrative learning and community engagement.
If you are interested and want to learn more about the event click here.
2020 URBAN Conference Registration OPEN
Registration is open for the All-In: Co-Creating Knowledge for Justice conference! Registration will close for all attendees on April 12,2020. Contact mkdiscip.edu for any questions regarding registration. The conference is filled with sessions and performances with Wednesday and Thursday lunch, Wednesday evening reception and social dinner. Shuttles will be provided to and from conference venues, but the hotel must be accommodated separately.
Registration rates include:
Full Conference- faculty/ foundation representative: $235
Full Conference- Student/non-profit organizations: $85
One day- faculty/foundation reprsentative: $90
One day- Student/non-profit organizations: $35