DO-IT Dictionary

Confused by some of the DO-IT lingo? Here's a dictionary of some of the DO-IT terms.

AccessSTEM (ak-sêss stêm) n. An alliance funded by the National Science Foundation to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It joins a series of other DO-IT efforts that include AccessWeb, AccessIT, AccessCAREERS, and AccessDL. Check them out at www.washington.edu/doit.

DID-IT (did-it) n. Past tense of DO-IT.

DO-IT (doo-it) n. Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology, a collection of programs and projects to increase the success of people with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers and to use technology as an empowering tool.

DO-IT Ambassador (doo-it- âm-bas'é-dér, - dôr) n. A previous Scholar who graduated from high school and now continues to participate in DO-IT by guiding younger Scholars.

DO-IT Mentor (doo-it-mën'tôr', -tèr) n. An adult who is in college or a career who helps Scholars and Ambassadors as they pursue academics and careers. Most communication is online.

DO-IT News (doo-it- ^nooz, ^nyooz) n. The DO-IT newsletter that features stories, articles, and events about DO-IT programs, participants, and disability-related issues. Past issues are at www.washington.edu/doit/Newsletters.

DO-IT Pal (doo-it- pal) n. A member of an electronic community of teens with disabilities preparing for college and careers.

DO-IT Summer Study (doo-it- sûm'ér-stûd'ee) n. A live-in summer program at the University of Washington in Seattle where DO-IT Scholars participate in lectures and labs; live in residence halls; and practice skills which will help them to be independent and successful in college and careers.

doitsem (doo-it- sêm) n. The discussion list for anyone interested in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM) programs and careers. The Internet address is doitsem@u.washington.edu. To join this list, visit mailman.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/doitsem.

Phase I Scholar (fâz- wûn- skölér) n. A high school student from the time he/she is accepted into the DO-IT Scholars program through the completion of the first Summer Study.

Phase II Scholar (fâz- too- skölér) n. A Phase I graduate who continues his/her DO-IT participation through the second Summer Study at the University of Washington.

Phase III Scholar (fâz- three- skölér) n. A Phase II graduate who retains this title until attending college and becoming a DO-IT Ambassador.

You can DO-IT! (yoo- kan; ken when unstressed- doo-it) The DO-IT motto.