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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.

...continue reading "Human Service and Social Justice Students Discuss Senior Citizens in Ward 8"

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.

...continue reading "First Place Nashman Prize Award Winners Discuss Informal Roads in Siberia"

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 The Nashman Center Spring 2020 Symposium was a success! The first ever "virtual" Symposium featured 26 presentations. Thank you to the 59 students who prepared video presentations about their community engaged scholarship projects this semester. Work from across the institution was represented, including the Biology, Geography and Sociology Departments, as well as the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The School of Nursing, the School of Public Health.

Congratulations to the award winners, announced below.

Click here to view all submitted presentations. If you are seeking a particular presentation or course, note the search box on the right side of the screen.

...continue reading "Virtual Spring Symposium 2020 in Review: Nashman Prize Winners, Exemplar Winners and Audience Choice Awards"

The Nashman Prize for Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is awarded annually at the GW Research Showcase. CBPR is an approach to research that involves community organizations and/or residents in the research process, with the aim of making a positive, sustainable  contribution to the community. We are happy to announce the winners for 2020.

...continue reading "Winners Announced for the 2020 Nashman Prize for CBPR"

Welcome to the final day of our first-ever "Virtual Symposium." At this point, nearly 200 people have voted for the Audience Choice Award. 

Many thanks to the student presenters and their faculty for sharing their community engagement projects here. Thanks also to the community organizations who partnered with GW students and faculty this year.

In the posts that follow this message, we encourage you to view the student presentations and leave a comment. The Nashman Affiliate Faculty will be reviewing student presentations to select Community Engaged Scholarship Exemplars, as well as recipients of the Nashman Prize for Community Based Participatory Research.

YOU are needed to help select the Symposium Audience Choice Award. Click on this link to cast your vote for best Symposium presentation. Be sure to encourage your friends and colleagues to submit their choice as well.

Note: This blog has a variety of content, so if you have navigated to this post rather than linking to it, you may need to click here to filter all subsequent posts as Symposium presentations.

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Familia United

To hear Yesenia's presentation click here.

This presentation is submitted by Yesenia Yepez, a 2019-2020 Knapp Fellow. Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning. Knapp Fellows receive up to $10,000 to support their ideas to combine scholarly work with community action. Students, work with a faculty advisor, and one or more community partners, spend one year conducting inquiry and implementing their idea. Note: Applications for the 2020-2021 Knapp Fellows are due May 26, 2020 (see link above).

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The Climb Is Our Story

Hear Zaniya's Presentation here

This presentation is submitted by  Zaniya Lewis, a 2019-2020 Knapp Fellow. Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning. Knapp Fellows receive up to $10,000 to support their ideas to combine scholarly work with community action. Students, work with a faculty advisor, and one or more community partners, spend one year conducting inquiry and implementing their idea. Note: Applications for the 2020-2021 Knapp Fellows are due May 26, 2020 (see link above).

 

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To listen to this ISCOPES presentation click here.

This presentation describes a community engaged scholarship project through ISCOPES, which is a health-focused, team-based initiative that places GW students and employees from various fields of study as well as community practitioners and neighbors from around the DC Metro Area in interprofessional learning communities. ISCOPES "addresses bigger picture health issues through smarter service."

Help select the Symposium Audience Choice Award. Click on this link to cast your vote for best Symposium presentation.

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To listen to this ISCOPES presentation click here.

This presentation describes a community engaged scholarship project through ISCOPES, which is a health-focused, team-based initiative that places GW students and employees from various fields of study as well as community practitioners and neighbors from around the DC Metro Area in interprofessional learning communities. ISCOPES "addresses bigger picture health issues through smarter service."

Help select the Symposium Audience Choice Award. Click on this link to cast your vote for best Symposium presentation.

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