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Join the Making Connections Program 2014-2015!

UW Women’s Center
Making Connections Program

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Making A Connection Forms Solidarity!

Our MissionThe Making Connections Program started in 1998, assisting low-income and first-generation students with college-readiness and guiding them with their goals through a practical, committed, and mentor-focused approach. Now in its 16th year, Making Connections has increased its cohort of students to 105 students, ranging from 9th-12th graders. 

STEM OUTreach Opportunity: please spread the word

Do you want to have an impact on the future of STEM Education?
The STEM OUT program seeks to broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for youth from backgrounds historically under-represented in the STEM fields. We connect and support UW students and STEM professionals as mentors to high school students at TAF Academy (a public, STEM-focused school) in the South Seattle area. 

Spotlight on Three Pipeline Project Seminars

Welcome back to another bustling autumn quarter. The Pipeline Project has a wonderful assortment of credit variable courses for autumn quarter, these are all Credit/No Credit courses listed under EDUC 401 and all of them offer I&S Credits . Please spread the word to students who are interested in education as well as opportunities for service learning. For these seminars, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 

volunteer opportunity

Volunteers Needed
“Harnessing the Data Revolution: Ensuring Water and Food Security from Field to Global Scales” is the theme of the 2014 Water for Food Global Conference, hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The conference, to be held Oct. 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Seattle, brings together experts from around the world to explore how the data revolution can help address the pressing need for global water and food security. 

Seattle MESA Tutor Training Course Announcement

We are looking for engaging and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle. Starting this fall, you can begin your training to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for high school students.
Seattle MESA provides opportunities and resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (http://www.seattlemesa.org/). 

Volunteer training: Land-based whale naturalist w/Whale Scout

Are you interested in becoming a Whale Scout volunteer? Don’t know what Whale Scout is? Check out this link: www.whalescout.org
See the flier attached for information on how to become a volunteer. This is the best way to see our beloved killer whales from our backyard!
Juliana Houghton
Whale Scout Board Member

Citizen Science Volunteer Opportunity at Mount Rainier National Park

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff of the University of Washington,
Please feel free to pass this information along to friends, family, or acquaintances who you feel may have an interest in this program.
Do you love amphibians, science, and exploring National Parks? Then the Citizen Science Program is for you. The Citizen Science program gives volunteers the opportunity to hike and explore some of Mount Rainier’s remote lakes and wetland habitats while gaining experience in surveying and science. 

volunteer opportunities

Project description: We are seeking independent, motivated student volunteers that will be key members of a research team including scientists from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and the University of Washington as we continue our long-term study (started in 2000) quantifying the recolonization of the Cedar River, WA by Pacific salmon. The Cedar River is a protected watershed providing drinking water for Seattle and is about 90 km east of the City. 

Cedar River Watershed Volunteer & Workshop Opportunity: Cast & Dig

Cast & Dig: 5th Annual Fly Fishing & Habitat Restoration Event
Saturday, July 12 ~ 9:00am-2:30pm
Cavanaugh Pond, Renton
Grab your friends and family and come out for the 5th Annual Cast & Dig with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks at Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area! We will spend the morning restoring riparian habitat, followed by FREE fly fishing workshops for all skill levels, guest speakers, and delicious lunch in the afternoon! 

Seeking student members for 2014-15 Husky Leadership project committees

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We believe that students are partners and co-creators of the university experience so come join the team and leave a legacy!

Dear Student,

We invite you to consider joining a Husky Leadership Initiative (HLI) project committee. HLI project committees develop programming and provide logistical support for one of several major Husky Leadership Initiative efforts, which include U Lead We Lead, Leadership Firesides, Husky Spring Training, Husky Leadership Certificate and curricular leadership education. 

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