Washington DO-IT Phase I Summer Study Schedule


Tuesday, August 3
Wednesday, August 4
Thursday, August 5
Friday, August 6
Saturday, August 7
Sunday, August 8
Monday, August 9
Tuesday, August 10
Wednesday, August 11
Thursday, August 12
Friday, August 13

Schedule Notes:


Tuesday, August 3

4:00-5:30
Registration (McCarty Residence Hall Lobby)
Pick out a t-shirt, fasten your name with tape and get autographs from the 20 other Phase I Scholars.

5:30-6:15
Introduction for Scholars and Parents (McCarty Library)
Sheryl Burgstahler, DO-IT Director
  • Welcome - Program goals, Schedule, expectations, staff introductions.
  • McCarty Residence Hall rules and emergency procedures (Resident Advisor).
  • Scholars introduce themselves and guests.
  • Video: College - You Can Do It!
  • What makes kids succeed?
  • "This is your life" - your first assignment: In pairs, match Scholars, Interns and staff with their little-known life experiences.

6:30-7:45
BBQ (McMahon Residence Hall Deck)

8:00-9:00
DO-IT Intern/Mentor/Ambassador Success Panel (McCarty Library)
View video: Opening Doors: Mentoring on the Internet

9:00-10:30
McCarty Dorm activity options:
  • Volleyball (Meet in McCarty Lobby)
  • Video (McCarty Small Lounge)
  • Games, visiting (McCarty Entrance Lounge)

11:00
All Scholars must be in their rooms in McCarty Residence Hall.

Wednesday, August 4

7:30
Breakfast (HUB Husky Den)

8:30-9:30
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)

9:00-9:30
Welcome (HUB 106B), Sheryl Burgstahler, Kristin Otis, Counselor/Coordinator
Schedule, rules, evaluations, Q & A; video, newsletter, projects

9:30-10:30
DO-IT With Computers (HUB 106B), Doug Hayman DO-IT Technology Coordinator
Scholars demonstrate way cool technology they use.
View video: Working Together: People with Disabilities and Computer Technology.

10:30-11:00
Snack Break (HUB Husky Den, outside HUB 106B)

11:00-12:30
The Internet: What's it to Ya? (HUB 106B), Sheryl Burgstahler, Doug Hayman
Introduction, PINE, tool overview, electronic mail discussion lists and Netiquette. E-mail DO-IT Mentors, Scholars, Ambassadors and Pals; begin building a story.

12:30-2:00
Lunch with Video Planning Groups (HUB Husky Den)
Then, choose:
  • Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)
  • Visiting (outside HUB 106B)

2:00-3:00
Planning for College (HUB 106B) Dyane Haynes, Director Disabled Student Services
Get ready to go to college and learn how to get the accommodations you need.

3:00-3:30
Snack Break (Outside Smith 404)

3:30-5:00
Let's DO-IT Together! (SMITH 404), Kurt Sahl, UW Center for Instructional Development and Research
Learn the advantages of working in groups as a learning strategy in science. Hone your work group skills.

5:00-5:30
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)

5:30
Dinner (McMahon Cafeteria)

7:00-9:00
Treasure Hunt (Meet in McCarty Lobby.)

9:00-10:30
McCarty Dorm activity options:
  • Volleyball (Meet in McCarty Lobby)
  • Games, visiting (McCarty Entrance Lounge)
  • Video (McCarty Small Lounge)
11:00
All Scholars must be in their rooms in McCarty Residence Hall.

Thursday, August 5

7:30
Breakfast (HUB Husky Den)

8:30-9:30
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)

9:30-10:30
The Internet: It's a Wild Web World! (HUB 106B)
Sheryl Burgstahler, Doug Hayman,
Explore the World Wide Web. View videotape; World Wide Access.

10:30-11:00
Snack Break (outside Smith 404)

11:00-12:15
Get to the Heart of It! (Smith 404), Laurie Clark, Science Instructor
Perform heart surgery and replace a valve for a needy sheep.

12:15-1:45
Lunch with Video Planning Groups (HUB Husky Den)
Then, choose:
  • Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)
  • Visiting (outside HUB 106B)
  • Games Room - billiards, bowling, video games at own cost (HUB basement)

2:00-3:30
Science on the Net (HUB 106B), Kurt Sahl, UW Center for Instructional Development and Research
Use the Internet to help figure out scientific dilemmas.

3:30-4:00
Snack Break (HUB Husky Den, outside HUB 106B)

4:00-5:00
Work-based Learning Experiences (HUB 106B) Julie Smallman
Learn the value of gaining work experience before graduating from college and how to find internships and other opportunities.

5:00
Load bus for Mariners' game (in front of McCarty Residence Hall) (Note: dinner will be provided while waiting to load the bus)

6:30
Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Watch the Seattle Mariners beat (we hope) the New York Yankees.

9:30
Load bus for return to McCarty Residence Hall.

11:00
All Scholars must be in their rooms in McCarty Residence Hall.

Friday, August 6

7:30-9:00
Breakfast (HUB Husky Den)

9:15
Load Bus for Microsoft Tour (loading in front of McCarty Dorm)

10:30-12:00
Visit Microsoft
Learn about careers in computer related fields, accommodations and access at Microsoft.

12:00-1:00
Lunch: At Microsoft!

1:00-2:30
Microsoft Museum/Store

2:30
Load bus for return to University of Washington.

3:30-4:00
Snack Break (HUB Husky Den, outside HUB 106B)

4:00-5:00
Teacher Award Project (HUB 106B) Sheryl Burgstahler
View Video: Working Together: Science Teachers and Students with Disabilities
What makes a good teacher? Which of your teachers fall into this category? Learn about good teaching practices, and nominate a special teacher for an award!

5:00-5:30
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)

5:30
Dinner (McMahon Cafeteria)

6:45
Meet in HUB 106B to walk to Ski-For-All.

7:00-9:00
Bicycling with Ski-for-All
Feel the wind rushing through your eyelashes! Find your adventurous soul. We have the bicycle for you - modified to fit your every need.

Then choose:
  • Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)
  • Games Room - billiards, bowling, video games at own cost. (HUB basement)

9:30-11:30
McCarty Dorm activity options:
  • Volleyball (Meet in McCarty Lobby)
  • Games, visiting (McCarty Entrance Lounge)
  • Video (McCarty Small Lounge)

11:00
All Scholars must be in their rooms in McCarty Residence Hall.

Saturday, August 7

7:30-8:30
Breakfast (McMahon Cafeteria ), or

8:30-9:30
Continental Breakfast (McCarty Small Lounge)
for those Scholars who want to sleep late.

10:00
Meet in McCarty Residence Hall Entrance Lobby to load bus for Pacific Science Center.

11:00
Arrive Pacific Science Center (2nd Ave North entrance)
Throughout the day, visit the exhibits and shows in groups (of three or more).

11:30
Arrive at IMAX Theater (upper level) to view "Into the Deep" The show begins at noon.

1:00
Lunch (Pacific Science Center Cafe, upper level)

1:45
Arrive at Laser Arena (lower level) the show that begins at 2:00.

4:45
Meet at Dinosaur Pond (lower level) in Pacific Science Center.

5:00
Load bus for return to University of Washington.

6:30-8:00
BBQ (McMahon Residence Hall Deck)
Mingle with the Phase II Scholars.

8:00-9:00
Group Activity (McCarty Library)

9:00-11:30
McCarty Dorm activity options:
  • Volleyball (Meet in McCarty Lobby)
  • Games, visiting (McCarty Entrance Lounge)
  • Video (McCarty Small Lounge)
12:00
All Scholars must be in their rooms in McCarty Residence Hall.

Sunday, August 8

7:00-8:30
Breakfast (McMahon Cafeteria), or

8:30-10:30
Continental Breakfast (McCarty Small Lounge) for those Scholars who want to sleep in.
Church (optional) - Let Kristin Otis know if you are interested in attending a church service.

11:30
Load bus at McCarty Residence Hall.

12:00-4:00
Lunch and Zoo

4:00
Meet and load bus to go back to UW.

5:00-7:00
Dinner at McDonald's tour of DO-IT offices.

8:00-9:00
We Did It, So Can You! (McCarty Library)
Phase II Scholars share their project success stories and help you formulate your plans for your Phase II projects.

9:30-10:30
McCarty Dorm activity options:
  • Volleyball (Meet in McCarty Lobby)
  • Games, visiting (McCarty Entrance Lounge)
  • Video (McCarty Small Lounge)
11:00
All Scholars must be in their rooms in McCarty Residence Hall.

Monday, August 9

7:30
Breakfast (HUB Husky Den)

8:30-9:30
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)

9:30-10:30
Installing and upgrading (HUB 106B) Dan Comden, Doug Hayman,
Tips and tricks for improving your system.

10:30-11:00
Snack Break (HUB Husky Den, outside HUB 106B)

11:00-12:30
Up, Up, and Away into the Atmosphere! (HUB 106B), Imke Durre, Graduate Student Atmospheric Sciences
Experiment with a simple climate model. Find out about some basic factors that control how warm our planet is.

12:30-2:00
Lunch (HUB Husky Den)
Then, choose:
  • Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)
  • Visiting (outside HUB 106B)
  • Games Room - billiards, bowling, video games at own cost (HUB basement).

2:15-3:15
You Can DO-IT: Articulating your Needs and Communicating With Faculty (HUB 200AB), Sheryl Burgstahler
View video: Working Together: Faculty and Students with Disabilities. Meet a professor and participate in a role playing exercise.

3:30-5:30
Snack Break / Group and Individual Pictures (HUB 108)
When you are done getting your mug shot, you can work in the computer lab.

5:30
Dinner (McMahon Cafeteria)

7:00-9:00
Virtual Reality Lab Tour. (Fluke Hall 215), Suzanne Weghorst, Director, Interface Development
Take an actual tour of the Virtual Reality Lab at the UW. Experience different types of virtual programs.
Then choose:
  • Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)
  • Billiards Tournament (HUB Games Room)

9:00-10:30
McCarty Dorm activity options:
  • Volleyball (Meet in McCarty Lobby)
  • Games, visiting (McCarty Entrance Lounge)
  • Video (McCarty Small Lounge)
11:00
All Scholars must be in their rooms in McCarty Residence Hall.

Tuesday, August 10

7:30
Breakfast (HUB Husky Den)

8:30-9:30
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)

9:30-10:30
Finding Your Rainbow (HUB 106B), Graham Allan, Professor Forestry and Chemical Engineering
If you don't know where you're going, you'll never know when you arrive. Start setting your goals now!

10:30-11:00
Snack Break (HUB Husky Den)

11:00-12:30
What is the Brain? (HUB 209AB) Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.
Get answers to some of your questions regarding the brain. What is the brain made of? How big is it? What is a nerve cell/neuron? How does the nervous system work?

12:30-2:00
Lunch with DO-IT Advisory Board Members and Guests (HUB 108)
Keynote Speaker: Howard Eaton
Howard was diagnosed with severe Dyslexia at age seven. He is currently an educational consultant. He tutors students with learning disabilities, conducts educational assessments, teaches self-advocacy workshops for children and adults with disabilities, and is an invitational guest speaker for a variety of functions (including this one!).

2:00-3:30
More Internet Tools, plus Internet Scavenger Hunt (HUB 106B), Dan Comden, Doug Hayman
Use your new search skills in a fun Internet Hunt. If you and a partner are the best hunters, you'll win a valuable prize!

3:30-4:00
Snack Break (HUB Husky Den)

4:00-5:00
Discussion Groups: Accommodations (HUB Husky Den, near 106B)

5:00-6:00
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)

6:30-8:30
!!DO-IT Mentor/Ambassador Night!! (HUB 108)
Pizza for all!
What's a Mentor? What's an Ambassador?, Sheryl Burgstahler

Charles the Magician!

9:00-10:30
McCarty Dorm activity options:
  • Volleyball (Meet in McCarty Lobby)
  • Games, visiting (McCarty Entrance Lounge)
  • Video (McCarty Small Lounge)
11:00
All Scholars must be in their rooms in McCarty Residence Hall.

Wednesday, August 11

7:30
Breakfast (HUB Husky Den)

8:30-9:30
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)

9:30-10:30
More on the Internet (HUB 106B), Dan Comden, Doug Hayman
Networking overview, Telnet, Gopher.

10:30-11:00
Snack Break (HUB Husky Den)

11:00-12:30
Speech Craft (HUB 209A) Ann Kaiser, Public Speaker & Comdeian
Improve your public speaking skills, and learn how these skills can help you in life.

12:30-2:00
Lunch (HUB Husky Den)
Then, choose:
  • Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)
  • Visiting (outside HUB 106B)
  • Games Room - billiards, bowling, video games at own cost (HUB basement

2:00-3:30
Career Panel (HUB 108)
Learn more about job opportunities from experts in their fields.

3:30-4:00
Snack Break (HUB Husky Den)

4:00-5:00
Humane Use of Animals in research (HUB 108) Cindy Pekow, Chief of Medical Unit, Veteran Affairs Puget Sound
Learn about how animals are used to assist with research.

5:00-5:30
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)

5:30
Dinner (McMahon Cafeteria)

7:00-9:00
Activity Options:
  • Sumi Painting Workshop (McCarty Library), Sharon and Alan Jodock-King, Artists, Advocates and DO-IT Mentors
    An ancient Chinese proverb says: "All work and no play makes a dull DO-IT Scholar." Let your creative juices flow out of your body and onto rice paper.
    After painting for at least 1/2 hour you may choose:
  • Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)
  • Games Room - billiards, bowling, video games at own cost (HUB basement)

9:00-10:30
McCarty Dorm activity options:
  • Volleyball (Meet in McCarty Lobby)
  • Games, visiting (McCarty Entrance Lounge)
  • Video (McCarty Small Lounge)
11:00
All Scholars must be in their rooms in McCarty Residence Hall.

Thursday, August 12

7:30
Breakfast (HUB Husky Den)

8:30-9:30
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)

9:30-10:30
Shortcuts and Timesavers (HUB 106B) Dan Comden, Doug Hayman
useful keyboard shortcuts and other features that aren't commonly used.

10:30-11:00
Snack Break (HUB Husky Den)

11:00-12:30
Beginning Troubleshooting (HUB 106B) Dan Comden, Doug Hayman
General preventative overview for computers including discussion of anti-virus upgrades, downloading precautions.

12:30-2:00
Lunch (HUB Husky Den)
Then, choose:
  • Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)
  • Visiting (outside HUB 106B)
  • Games Room - billiards, bowling, video games at own cost (HUB basement).

2:00
Meet in HUB 106B to walk to Seismology Lab

2:15-3:15
What's Shakin'? Geophysics (Atmospheric Sciences-Geophysics Building 146), Tony Irving, Bill Steele, UW Faculty/Staff
Visit the University of Washington Seismology Lab and the see the earth in motion

3:00-3:30
Snack Break (HUB Husky Den)

4:00-5:00
Discussion Group: Time Managment & Stress Managment (HUB 209A) Lyla Crawford, DO-IT Counselor/Coordinator

5:00-6:30
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)

6:30
Meet in McCarty Lobby to walk to By George Cafe.

7:00-8:00
BBQ Dinner (By George Cafe)

8:00-10:30
DO-IT Dance (By George Cafe)

11:00
All Scholars must be in their rooms in McCarty Residence Hall.

Friday, August 13

7:30
Breakfast (HUB Husky Den)

8:30-10:30
Open Computer Lab (HUB 106B)
Finish up evaluations, newsletter articles, and other assignments.

10:30-11:00
Snack Break (HUB Husky Den, outside HUB 106B)

11:00-12:30
What Comes Next? (HUB 209A), Sheryl Burgstahler
Discuss Phase II expectations, share Phase II project ideas.

12:30
Lunch (HUB Husky Den)
Then, begin getting ready to check out of McCarty Dorm. Check out by 5:30 pm unless you are staying the night.

2:00-4:00
  • Phase II Summer Study Reports (McCarty Library)
    Pay attention! You'll be doing this next year.

  • Testimonial Time! (McCarty Library)
    All Scholars share future plans for college and careers.

  • Awards, good-byes.

  • See ya in Cyberspace!

6:30
Pizza for those staying over night (McCarty Small Lounge).

9:00
Scholars who are staying the night must be in McCarty Residence Hall.