DO-IT Dictionary

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

adaptive (é-dap'tiv) adj. technology (têk-nôl'è-jee) n. Specialized equipment and software that allows people with disabilities to use computers and networks.

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

DO-IT (doo-it) n. Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology, a project to increase the participation of people with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology academic programs and careers.

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

DO-IT Intern (doo-it- in'turn) n. A previous Scholar who applies for and earns a position working in DO-IT Summer Study.

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. The address of their discussion list is mentors@u.washington.edu.

DO-IT News (doo-it- nooz, nyooz) n. The DO-IT newsletter that features stories, articles, and events about the DO-IT program, participants, and disability-related issues.

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 science, engineering, and mathematics lectures and labs; live in residence halls; and practice skills which will help them to be independent and successful in college and careers.

doitkids (doo-itkids) n. The name of the electronic list that includes DO-IT Scholars and Ambassadors. The full address is doitkids@u.washington.edu.

doitsem (doo-itsêm') n. The discussion list for anyone interested in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in challenging careers such as those in science, engineering, and mathematics. The Internet address is doitsem@u.washington.edu. You can join the list by sending a message to listproc@u.washington.edu. In the message text type "subscribe doitsem" followed by your name.

NSF (en- es- ef) n. The National Science Foundation. A grant from the NSF was used to begin the DO-IT program in 1992.

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

Phase II Scholar (fâz- too- sköl'ér) n. Phase I graduates who continue their DO-IT participation through the second Summer Study at the University of Washington.

Phase III Scholar (fâz- three-sköl'ér ) n. Phase II graduates who retain this title until they attend college and become a DO-IT Ambassador.

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