Breakfast Conversations on Community-Engaged Scholarship: Dissemination of Student Research

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On March 29th, the Nashman Center held another session in our series of Breakfast Conversations on Community-Engaged Scholarship. At this session, on Dissemination of Student Research, Nashman Faculty at GWU discussed disseminating student research to the largest audience possible.

Michelle Kelso from the Sociology Department, Phyllis Ryder from the University Writing Department, Dana Hines from the Nursing School, and Christopher Klemek from the History Department shared their experiences.

In Professor Kelso’s class, she had students evaluate a local non-profit organization. The students collected information, created surveys, and wrote 20-page papers on their research. 

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Another great representation of community work in the classroom is Phyllis Ryder’s University Writing Class. Students were assigned to write about social change. Some of her students have been published - read some of their contributions here.

Professor Hines' project involved students in the nursing school, who made a powerful impact within the transgender community as a result of their research.

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Professor Klemek and students from his class have created a community history project where they go to local communities in the D.C. area and collect historical data. They partnered with local community organizations to research the history of local areas. 

Student research can be submitted here for the Julian Clement Chase Prize, which is a $1,000 prize that recognizes exceptional research writing projects focused on the District of Columbia in all undergraduate classes and in all disciplines at the George Washington University.

Want to get involved with Community-Engaged Scholarship at GW, or are you already doing work that centers the needs of the community with your students? We’d love to meet you. Our next breakfast conversation will be on April 19, 2018 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Churchill Center at the Gelman Library.