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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 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 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 ( or Matt Fisher (



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 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




The Knapp Fellowship award is just around the corner. The award will recognize one or more innovative proposals each year and will provide support for their implementation. Up to $10,000 will be awarded each academic year.  Undergraduate and graduate students with one more semester may apply independently or with a group of students to design and create solutions that will make a significant difference in the lives of others. Awardees must work with the support and guidance of a faculty member on their research and action projects and must be enrolled at GW for the full Academic Calendar year in which the award is being given in order to qualify as a candidate for the Knapp Fellowship.

One key application component is that you must be enrolled at GW for the full Academic Calendar year in order to qualify as a candidate for the Knapp Fellowship.

Click here to see previous winners and their projects!

This year's 2019-2020 winners are Zaniya Lewis, and Yesenia Grajeda Yepez!

Click here to learn more about Zaniya's project!

Click here to learn more about Yesenia's project!



Faculty, TAs and GAs please join us for an online virtual tutorial about your course and how to register students on GWServes/givepulse. We will review how to see student hours, how to edit your class, how to find your community partners and ass to your page and how students add their impact hours. Weblink for each day will be sent out ahead of the sessions. Down below are the times and dates for the sessions. RSVP link down below.

Session days/times:
January 10th at 10am
January 11th at 10am
January 14th at noon
January 15th at noon

RSVP by clicking here!

Join William Wilson Corcoran Visiting Professor Molly Jane Udaya Sturges for an in-depth look into the crossroads of music, healing, community making, and spirituality. For over 25 years Molly has been working as a social practice composer, artistic director, and healing arts practitioner with individuals and communities around the globe. During this time she has been changed, stripped-down, created anew and rendered silent in wonder by the power of music and the participatory arts to heal. From hospices, nursing homes, treatment centers, schools, border town communities, in collaboration with scientists, and everything else in- between, Molly will share insights from the frontlines. As a person who has faced critical and life-threatening illnesses, she will also reflect upon this work from many different interwoven perspectives. This event will take place Monday, November 18, 2019, at Phillips B-109 from 4:15-5:30pm. Hope to see you there!

"Waging Peace in Vietnam: An Exhibit, A Book, A Movement" will take place at the George Washington University from November 11th-15th, 2019. 

Day 1: Mon. November 11th, 2019 

...continue reading "Elliot School Hosts “Waging Peace in Vietman: An Exhibit, A Book, A Movement”"

"As part of the Waging Peace in Vietnam Conference hosted by Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), the Elliott School of International Affairs will hold a Peace Poetry Open Mic commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Mobilization for Peace." To learn more about the event, please click here.

The Open Mic will take place Wednesday, November 13th from 6 to 8pm in the 2nd Floor Atrium. 1957 E St, NW, 20052.

To note, before the Open Mic, "a Peace Poetry Workshop will take place in Room 213 from 5 to 6pm. During the Workshop, Vietnam veteran poets Jan Barry and Lamont B. Steptoe will assist individuals wishing to write poetry to share at the Open Mic later in the evening."

To RSVP for the workshop & open mic, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact

“DCCPA’s Annual Conference will take the theme “Capitalizing on Change,” and brings together higher education professionals from across the region to exchange ideas and discuss best practices, research, current issues, and trends in local, national, and global higher education. The conference will take place on December 6, 2019 at the George Washington University.

Our world, our city, and our institutions are in an era of change and within the next decade, our local and national higher education landscape will look vastly different. A combination of political, economic, demographic, and technological changes are influencing the way in which we do our work every day and while challenging, this era of change presents unique opportunities for innovation and creativity. We want to know how you, your students, and your institutions are rising to the challenges facing us today. What are the ways in which you are capitalizing on change? What are the ways in which you’re preparing for change? How are you preparing your students to enter a changing workforce and economic landscape? How have you succeeded in creating change in your area? 

DCCPA encourages program submissions that connect to ACPA’s Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice and Decolonization. DCCPA, a chapter of ACPA: College Student Educators International, boldly supports the ACPA Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice and Decolonization and explicitly, but not exclusively, invites program proposals that center on the experiences of marginalized peoples.  If you have questions about the strategic imperative, you are invited to review the literature here and engage the board with your questions."

  • Submissions are due October 25, 2019.
  • Confirmations will be sent out on or around November 4.

Read the full call for proposals and submit your proposal here. 

GW students joined many other young activists to participate in the ‘Global Climate Strike’ on Friday, September 20th 2019. This happened following environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaking at Lisner Auditorium on the topic of climate change earlier in the week.   

Luckily, a GW Hatchet photographer was there to capture all the activity. Check out the rest of the photos here  

On September 19th, Congress held a hearing regarding D.C. statehood for the first time in 25 years. The hearing happened as a result of H.R 51, a bill that would make D.C. a state, which was sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting member of Congress that represents the district. Councilmembers and Mayor Bowser testified at the hearing, which was held by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Reform.   

University president Thomas LeBlanc took action, writing a letter to the committee. LeBlanc is passionate about the push for statehood as he feels it would aid in expanding the amount of research the university could do by allowing access to federal grants and funding.  

LeBlanc is joined by both other university presidents as well as students. At GW, students advocate for statehood through multiple avenues, one being the student organization Students for D.C. Statehood. Other university presidents in the district, including Georgetown, American University, and Trinity Washington University wrote letter for support to the committee as well.  

To learn more about this, check out the full GW Hatchet article here 

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