University of Washington student participation in service-learning is breaking records. Learn about this community-based learning opportunity through February’s episode of UW 360 which contained a special spotlight on the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, “Stories on service learning integrated with academics.” Follow University of Washington students Erna Ciric and Kaitlin Hall who combine service learning with academics, volunteering at the University District Food Bank and the Pike Market Senior Center, and hear from the Carlson Center’s new director, Rachel Vaughn.
Lesley Everett, 2006 Honors graduate in biochemistry, Mary Gates Research Scholar, and Gates Cambridge Scholar, is featured on the cover of The Gates Scholar magazine winter issue, the twice-yearly publication featuring current and alumni Gates Cambridge scholar activities. Read her article, “Searching for Sickle Cell.”
Mary Gates Leadership Scholar Katie McCorkell wasn’t trying to become a leader when she started to read her poetry out loud. But by reading her work to others and helping establish a poetry group on campus, she gained personal insight that led to deeper connections with her peers and leadership opportunities. These experiences helped her form her ideas about what leadership means to her.
Students participating in ten different summer research programs will present their work in a poster session on August 18, from 9 a.m.-noon in Mary Gates Hall Commons. The undergraduates are from the University of Washington as well as institutions from around the country. Students research projects are all in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.