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.
On Thursday, October 7, the University of Washington community can help prepare preschool-age children for kindergarten by volunteering for Jumpstart’s annual national Read for the Record 2010 Day. The campaign generates public awareness for early childhood literacy and education by creating the largest, shared reading experience across the nation.
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.
On May 11 from 4-6 p.m. UW undergraduates will showcase civic engagement projects that enrich their undergraduate education and benefit the local nonprofit organizations, schools, and campus programs with which they serve. Don’t miss the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership!