Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tara Scully

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tara Scully

Our first Faculty Spotlight of the year is Dr. Tara Scully, a member of the Nashman Affiliated Faculty! She teaches several Service-Learning courses in the Biology department, including “Food, Nutrition, and Service” and “Understanding Organisms Through Service Learning.” Read more below for the full profile of Dr. Scully!

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GW School of Medicine Fall 2018 Courses: Urban Community Health & Health Disparities and Human Rights

Great opportunities for undergraduates this fall who are interested in health equity coursework from GW's School of Medicine and Health Sciences! Dr. Maranda Ward a former Knapp Fellow and member of Nashman's Faculty Learning Community is offering these classes-encourage your students who may seek careers in health fields or non profits to take a look.

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Call for Papers International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change

Did you present your community engaged scholarship for a class? At the symposium? Share your work with the world!

The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change has a call for papers.  You can view the Journal athttp://opus.govst.edu/iujsl/ 

The Journal is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences.  The Journal considers three types of articles:

            1) Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the  

                 impact of the project on the community served;

            2) A case study of a service-learning project;

            3) A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.

Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should be typed single-spaced, and references.  To ensure anonymity, author’s names and affiliation should appear on a separate cover page.  Articles should not exceed 15 pages.  Authors should follow APA format.

The Journal accepts Book Reviews on service-learning and social change.  Book reviews should not exceed 2 pages and include Book Title, Author, and Publisher.

Submissions should be sent in Word format.  DO NOT HAVE HEADERS OR PAGE NUMBERING.

Submit by e-mail to: Ned Scott Laff, Ph.D.                       

ned.laff@gmail.com                                                                       

Spring 2018 Symposium Highlights Community Engaged Scholarship in Every Corner of Campus, Peter Konwerski awarded for his work as faculty new Knapp Fellows named

The Spring 2018 Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship included presentations from students in the Law School, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Columbian College, Milken School of Public Health and GW Nursing School. 

Breakout sessions highlighted student work in University Writing, Spanish, Human Service Social Justice and History courses in addition to work done by GW Nashman Center in on Ethics of Service, GW School of Business innovations projects and the work of Knapp Fellow Chloe King on Food Waste in DC Public Schools. 

New Knapp Fellows Kristen McInerney and Gillian Joseph were announced at the event and Peter Konwerski was awarded the Faculty Engagement Award by Honey Nashman.

The poster session encompassed scholarship from students and faculty in every corner of campus and across a wide variety of disciplines. There were over 88 student presenters and the full program can be found here

Thanks to everyone for sharing your community engaged scholarship! 

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EPICS Symposium, June 11-15

2018 Global EPICS Symposium and Workshop

June 11-15, 2018

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

https://www.conf.purdue.edu/landing_pages/epicsdesign/

Registration deadline is May 25, 2018

"EPICS is an engineering-based, service-learning approach to multi-disciplinary design where student teams address needs within their local and global communities. Founded at Purdue University, EPICS has been integrated into the curricula at 42 universities and colleges. EPICS in IEEE, a signature program of IEEE, empowers students to work with local service organizations by applying technical knowledge to implement solutions for a community’s unique challenges.

How You Benefit

• Gain a better understanding of engineering-based community engagement

• See examples of ways EPICS can be integrated into course curriculum and capstone projects

• Develop the skills to gain institutional support, acquire community and industry sponsors, establish funding models and build a sustainable program

• Gain insights from experienced leaders on how to engage students; identify, create and sustain projects; and conduct student assessments

• Network with established EPICS colleagues as well other interested facility members, industry and community leaders

• Learn how to make connections globally across programs

• Leave the workshop prepared to put what you learned into practice in order to grow, institutionalize or establish an EPICS program at your institution

Registration open for 2018 Global EPICS Symposium and Workshop at Purdue

 

 

 

 

 

This is a great opportunity for STEM fields to engage in community engaged scholarship.

Registration

Deadline is May 25, 2018

EPICS is an engineering-based, service-learning approach to multi-disciplinary design where student teams address needs within their local and global communities. Founded at Purdue University, EPICS has been integrated into the curricula at 42 universities and colleges. EPICS in IEEE, a signature program of IEEE, empowers students to work with local service organizations by applying technical knowledge to implement solutions for a community’s unique challenges.

This year’s gathering will bring together three groups for a synergistic set of workshops, panel discussions and roundtables. These three groups are:

  1. New Faculty, instructors; staff professionals; IEEE volunteers and members; industry partners and others interested in learning about the EPICS model for Engineering/Computing-based Service-Learning and Community Engagement
  2. Experienced EPICS leaders, faculty, instructors, administrators, students and partners from the member institutions of the EPICS Consortium
  3. International EPICS leaders, faculty, instructors, administrators, students and partners especially from India including our IUCEE-EPICS institutions

The symposium and workshop have special slots for each group (Monday for those new to EPICS, Thursday and Friday will focus on India). Tuesday and Wednesday will be a mix of interactions between groups with opportunities for discussions around common interests.

How You Benefit

• Gain a better understanding of engineering-based community engagement

• See examples of ways EPICS can be integrated into course curriculum and capstone projects

• Develop the skills to gain institutional support, acquire community and industry sponsors, establish funding models and build a sustainable program

• Gain insights from experienced leaders on how to engage students; identify, create and sustain projects; and conduct student assessments

• Network with established EPICS colleagues as well other interested facility members, industry and community leaders

• Learn how to make connections globally across programs

• Leave the workshop prepared to put what you learned into practice in order to grow, institutionalize or establish an EPICS program at your institution

Workshop Details

Date: June 11-15, 2018

         June 11 – for those new to EPICS

(all participants invited to the welcome reception on the evening of the 11th )

         June 12-13 – for all participants, sessions led by EPICS faculty from multiple institutions
         June 14-15 – focus integrating EPICS into the Indian engineering curriculum and similar models

Where: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Registration Fees:

$200 June 11-13 (includes Tuesday and Wednesday meals and Monday welcome reception)

$400 Full week (June 11-15 and includes Tuesday - Friday meals and Monday welcome reception) 

Participants are expected to cover their lodging costs and travel to the workshop. A room block is available on Purdue’s Campus at the Purdue Union Club Hotel from June 11-15.

Questions can be forwarded to

Eric VandeVoorde at +1-765-494-3750 or evandevo@purdue.edu or

Dr. William Oakes at oakes@purdue.edu

https://www.conf.purdue.edu/landing_pages/epicsdesign/

GW Teach Monthly Newsletter

GW Teach is involved with schools in our community-check out their latest newsletter on STEM teaching

At the intersection of science and education sits GW Teach an initiative of Columbian College and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development learn more about the communities that GWTeach serves and their mission here https://gwteach.gwu.edu/

Community-Engaged Scholarship Symposium 2017 Schedule

Community-Engaged Scholarship 2017 Symposium Schedule

All events take place on Floor 3 of the Marvin Center on Friday December 8, 2017

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9:30-10:15 a.m.

Breakfast in the Grand Ballroom

The Scholarship of Community Engagement with DC Public Schools

Learn about the work that GW VISTAs are undertaking with DC Public Schools and some of the challenges around mentoring, food insecurity, technology, immigration and racial justice that DCPS students encounter as the negotiate their educational progress.

Presenters (School-Community Liaisons):

  • Carissa Marks - Drew Elementary

  • Catalina Carbonell - Whittier Education Campus

  • Fabiola Ramirez - Eliot-Hine Middle School

  • Kia Johnson - Turner Elementary

  • Marquis Johnson - Malcolm X Elementary

  • Sharai Bryan - Smothers Elementary

  • TJ Sullivan - West Education Campus

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Morning Sessions

Session 1: Direct Service as a Pathway to Engaged Citizenship

Learn about how direct service can serve as a pathway to engaged citizenship from students who have completed service projects in classes this year at GW. We will discuss the possibilities and limitations of this approach with panelists.

Moderator: Amy Cohen, Director of the Nashman Center

Panelists:

  • Ambika Mittal (Service and Determining Destiny)

  • Ashley Hildago & Arshia Lokhandwala (Examining Representation in Service Sites)

  • Melinda Avery & Hannah Kimberly (Community Partner Relationships: Working with Medstar National Adaptive Cycling Program)

  • Elena Werth (Examining Experiences at Little Friends for Peace)

  • Andrew Kohlrieser (The Person Effect: Using Social Capital & Emotional Intelligence to Better Serve Homeless Veterans)

Session 2: Social Entrepreneurship and Community-Engaged Scholarship

Moderator: Scott Stein (Associate Director, Social Entrepreneurship Programs)

Panelists:

  • Chloe King, Knapp Fellow: Food Waste Warriors: Educating Students About How Food Waste Impacts our Communities, Wildlife, and World

  • Gayatri Malhotra, Knapp Fellow: Girl Rising Gender Equality Project

  • Reganne Rapp, LEAD: Finance Practices to Sustain Non-Profits 

We will be discussing and handing out information about the Knapp Fellowship in this session. The 2018 applications are due on January 12 - please join us for this session if you are interested in applying!

Session 3: Civic House Proposals for GW Engagement

Learn about work that students in the Civic House program are proposing, featuring new GW partnerships to address issues such as food insecurity in DC, LGBTQ+ civil rights, urban gardening, and homelessness.

Moderator: Colleen Packard, Graduate Coordinator of Civic House

Panelists: Civic House Students

12:00-1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Panel of DC Community Leaders

Moderator: Charity Edelman,  Supervisor, GW/DCPS AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Panelists:

  • Charity Eddleman, Supervisor | GW/DCPS AmeriCorps VISTA Program

  • Laura Newland, Executive Director of the DC Office on Aging

  • Claire Cook, Administrative Organizer, One DC

Lunch is free but you must RSVP at this link: http://evite.me/Gxv4dt8uKN

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Session 1: Community Scholarship and Engagement in STEM

Moderator: Shruti Yadav (GW Biology Department)

Panelists:

  • Konstantin Mitic & Tania Singh (Engineering Affordable Medical Devices)

  • Rebecca Blacker & Melissa Abrams (GWTeach Engaging with the Littlest STEM Learners)

  • Erin McGeoy  (Food Waste in Our Community)

Session 2: Operación Impacto - Daring to Step Up in Our Commitment to Civic Values and Civic Action

Students engaged through coursework in Spanish 3040 and through Operación Impacto and Chávez~Huerta 2018 will present their work, vision and experiences. The Campaigning for Change award will be introduced as part of a call to action during this session.  While all are welcome to attend, this session will be conducted in Spanish.

Moderator: Dolores Perillan (Operación Impacto & Professor GWU Spanish Program)

Panelists: Spanish 3040 Students

Session 3: Senior Well-being in DC - Recommendations from Research

Moderator: Emily Morrison, Program Director of Human Service and Social Justice

Presenters: Students in the Human Services and Social Justice program present findings and recommendations from their research study on Senior Wellbeing to staff from the DC Office on Aging.

Session 4: Eco Equity Challenge Workshop (1:30-3:30 p.m)

Moderators: Jonathan Butler and Kimberly Williams (GW Upstart Nashman Center)

The Eco Equity Challenge provides students with funding to implement a project that brings together sustainability and social justice to make a real impact in communities in the District.  Join this workshop to explore the concept of environmental justice and begin to develop your own idea for a project with the guidance of our staff.  Applications for the Eco Equity Challenge are accepted through February 16, 2018.

3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom

Community-Engaged Scholarship Poster Presentation + Dessert Reception

Please join us to learn about multiple ways that students are practicing community engaged scholarship in their academic careers at GWU by visiting student poster presentations:

  • Service Inequalities: Is Representation a Focus in Enrichment programs? By Ashley Hildago & Arshia Lokhandwala

  • Opportunity Gaps: By Sara Smith, Randy Alsabe, Helen Solomon, Emilio Luna, Erik Calvo

  • St. Mary's Court: By Daphne Sellin, Sophia Gaines, Angela Marino, and Anar Parmar

  • Communication and Challenges at St. Mary's Court: By Skyla Davis, Aaron Gong, Alexis Blickman

  • Martha's Table: By Arabella Riley, Lucy Lennon, Mehr Rai, Stephanie Curley

  • Martha’s Table: By Phillip Young & Ziwei Yang

  • Communication with Kids: By Kayla Larmore, Bailey Hoglin, Lauren Anderson 

  • Program Evaluation: Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop: By Laura Taylor, Zoerina Ledwidge, Olivia Murphy 

  • Program Evaluation: City Gate: By Rachel Compton, Anna Coughlan, Amanda Menas

  • Program Evaluation: Bread for the City: By Nadia Syed, Adam Graubart, Jenn Pacicco

  • Program Evaluation: HSSJ: By Kyrah Altman, Olivia Idris, McKenzie Connors, Nkechi Okoronkwo

  • Program Evaluation: City Dogs Rescue and City Kitties: By Gabi Stadler, Rebecca Haber, Wynn Hullis

  • Program Evaluation: Little Friends for Peace: By Valentina Barrera Vasco, Tracey Katz, Helen Palatianos

  • Listo Program Evaluation: Latino Student Fund: By Ilana Creinin, Angel Rutter, Dani Harton

  • Interpersonal Communication in Professional Settings: Setbacks and Successes: By Liz Yount and Sena Ahn

  • Eating Smart For You and Your Family: A Mother's Guide: By Darci Byington 

  • An Inside Look: How Type II Diabetes Affects the Homeless Population: By Claudia Penido

  • Tackling Childhood Obesity with After School All-Stars: By Victoria Skrivanos

  • Improving First-Year Nutrition at GW: By Maya Blair

  • So Others Might Eat: By Meredith Duffy Ignacio Rivera Austen Steinberg

  • Miriam’s Kitchen: By Kato Bartlett, Nana Adwoa Ose-bonsu

  • Obesity in Children with Autism: By Aminah Farmer

  • Playtime Project for Homeless Children: By Elony May, Wesley Schlesinger, Matt Vermillion, Andrew Wysota

  • Catalyst Sport Project: By Kateleen Bashkansky, Jenny Boyd, Abbie Klaus and Jordan Tingson

  • Swimming Program; HSC Pediatric Center's Kids In Action: By Marissa Johnson, Alison Rieck, Scott Rosendall, Marin Smith

  • Special Olympics Virginia: Fitness Fair Event: By Matt Bates, Jessica Blake, Eric Foreman, Elizabeth Huff, Erin Kennedy

  • Whitman-Walker Youth Services: By Kaitlyn Glass, Karen Ma, Kevin Teng and Shannon Tevenan

  • MDA Summer Camp: By Becky Felmeister, Meagan Gulmi, Jacklyn Pupolo and Claire Valentine

  • Washington Senior Wellness Center: By Zachary Carroll, Tyler Heath, Ben Sorenson and Rachael Sottile

  • NRH Adaptive Cycling: By Melinda Avery, Christina Greenwood, Hannah Kimberly and Ashley Wahl

  • Health Services for Children with Special Needs: By Julia Bliss, Caitline Bonhert, Danielle Brito and Haleigh Parda

  • Parks Prescription: By Rachel Beckmann, Sheena Gopal, CiAnna Kriegish, Dony Maiguel, Kate Schuette, Diana Wilbur

  • Belize: Disability Awareness: By Latay Benson, Kyra Corradin, Mandy Dunyak

From Me to We GW presents: Community Engaged Scholarship Flint Water Crisis

Faculty and students may be interested in this event on November 18th from 1-2 pm.

From Me to We at GWU is sharing research into the investigation of the Flint, Michigan water crisis and highlight the role of grassroots and formal policy efforts in preventing similar crises in the future.

You can view the invitation to the event here