Staying in the area for your spring break? Looking to venture out of Seattle but stay in Washington?
Then the Pipeline Project may have a great experience for you! We are currently looking for UW undergraduates to volunteer in a literacy arts project in rural communities throughout Washington for Alternative Spring Break 2014.
UW students will work with students in an elementary, middle, or high school to brainstorm ideas for a story, write a rough draft, edit the draft, and publish the story in a book. Students will then illustrate their published book. A culminating festival of the published works will be held at each site.
Sites range from the Olympic Peninsula to Eastern Washington and include Forks, Oroville, Mattawa, Harrah, Curlew, Tonasket, Omak, Toppenish and Long Beach.
Announcing an exciting opportunity to join the UW Pipeline Project team
The Pipeline Project currently has an outstanding opportunity for an 80% FTE Counseling Services Coordinator. The Pipeline Project, housed in the UW Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the University of Washington with tutoring and mentoring opportunities in local and regional K-12 schools and community organizations. The Counseling Services Coordinator will advise and support UW students in their community-based learning experiences and coordinate programmatic efforts aimed at cultivating partnerships between the University of Washington and K-12 communities. Working with the Pipeline Project also means having fun and joining a talented team of hard working and passionate people!
Interested in continuing to be able to make our Alternative Spring Break projects participant-fee free? Want to help Pipeline raise money to be able provide UCARs to some of our partner schools that are harder to reach by bus?
The Pipeline Project will be helping out Ivars for the 5PM Husky football game this Saturday, November 9 at Husky Stadium against Colorado! For every volunteer that is present, Ivars will be donating a portion of money to support various aspects of the Pipeline Project, including Alternative Spring Break.
Volunteers will be helping out at one of the Ivars stands during the game. It is a 4 –5 hour commitment of time because you will need to get there at least an hour before the game to be trained. Duties include: expediting, cashiering and supporting the staff there.
A big thank you to Clare Morrison, Julia Lee and the awesome Freshmen Interest Group (FIG) #64!
During the Huskies football game against the University of Oregon on October 12, Clare and a few students from FIG 64 volunteered with Ivar’s at Husky Stadium to help raise money to provide UCARs for students wanting to tutor at schools with Pipeline that are a bit further away from UW.
In their first quarter at UW, FIG #64 are taking an Inner Pipeline seminar together, General Issues in K-12 Education, in addition to a sociology and English class. FIG leader Clare, has also been involved with the Pipeline Project herself, having participated in Alternative Spring Break, volunteering at Seattle World School and a part of the Community Engaged Leaders program as well.
Want to join in the Pipeline Project fundraisers with Ivar’s at Husky Stadium in the future? Keep an eye out for future dates!
Thinking about becoming a high school teacher in physics or math?
Physics 210/211/212 and 407/408/409 are two hands-on, lab-based three course sequences from fall to spring quarter that will help build these skills. 407/408/409 may be of particular interest to you if you plan on becoming a physical sciences teacher in the future.
For more information, including information sessions, see the below flyers or contact Donna Messina: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love your experiences in the Pipeline Project? Looking to gain more behind-the-scenes, hands on experience in a community and campus based program?
We are looking for a group of students with past and/or current involvement in the Pipeline Project to aid in spreading the word and strengthening the community of Pipeline Project volunteers on campus.
Examples of potential projects range from assisting in recruiting volunteers on campus, aiding in event planning, and helping to market the Pipeline Project. Projects undertaken by Street Team members are flexible and are tailored to the interests of the individual. Exciting opportunities are also available before autumn quarter including involvement with Dawg Daze and other events.
In addition to being a great resume-building opportunity and gaining of many useful skills, Street Team members will also be able to network with students with similar interests in addition to UW staff members.
There is still time to apply for an amazing year-long experience in Neah Bay!
Are you interested in immersing yourself in the beauty and richness of the Makah culture? Do you love working with elementary students? Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in the Pacific Northwest?
If you answered yes to the above questions, consider applying for the “Neah Bay: ‘Teliing Our Stories’” project, via a partnership between the UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School on the Olympic Peninsula. During the 2013 — 2014 school year, a small group of UW students will take part in a year-long project with Neah Bay Elementary students. Using oral histories, digital story-telling and photography, UW students will learn about the rich history and culture of the Makah people while mentoring 5th grade students to deepen their understanding and exploration of their own Native culture.
Note that this project will require a non-negotiable 3-quarter commitment, as well as a 2 week partnership experience during September: 9/9/13 – 9/13/13 in Seattle and 9/15 – 9/20 in Neah Bay. There will be a weekly seminar during autumn, winter and spring quarters that all students will attend. Students will travel to Neah Bay during Alternative Spring Break. There are no fees besides tuition and students will earn up to 12 EDUC401 credits.
Do you have a mentor? Mentors come in all forms. Teachers, friends or perhaps someone else in your life has inspired you. All mentors are special and push you to succeed and do your best. We want to honor these mentors in our next art show in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity’s third art installation this spring. Pipeline, consider entering an art piece to honor your mentor today!
MENTORS: Celebrating the mentors that have made a difference in your life Third Student Art Exhibition at the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity
We are seeking submissions from students who have been a part of EXPD programs and would like to shine a spotlight on a mentor who has made a difference in their lives. Entries could be in any medium, including photographs or drawings, combined with a written description of your mentoring experience.
Please complete the following form and submit it and a photo of the piece you would like to submit to email@example.com.
Applications due by: Wednesday, May 29 Opening of the show will be: Wednesday, June 5
By Pipeline Project at the University of Washington
We are celebrating the Pipeline Project’s 15th birthday! Here is a video that was created for Spring Celebration, featuring Solmaz Mohajder, a Pipeline Project alum (2001–2004), who shared her personal stories from her experiences at the University of Washington.
Solmaz is currently a Ph.D. student at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Tübingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Her research interests are to understand the links between natural hazards and dynamic processes on Earth and to quantify and reduce hazards in mountainous areas. She is also interested in linking scientists and scientific research with users of scientific knowledge, particularly those whose safety and well-being are at significant risk. For the last 4 years, Solmaz has been working closely with scientists, policymakers, community social mobilizers, teachers and students in some of the most tectonically active regions of the world. Together, they developed and implemented effective risk reduction measures and helped reduce the gap that exists between scientists and general public.
Solmaz says the seeds of these activities were planted by the Pipeline Project. She also says Pipeline helped her discover the power of sharing knowledge during her undergraduate years at the University of Washington by connecting her with curious children, committed teachers, and passionate individuals at schools and community centers across Washington State.
By Pipeline Project at the University of Washington
Check out this video, created and produced by UWTV for the UW 360 magazine show, featuring ASB! This video was also featured on the Undergraduate Academic Affairs website. Check out the full post here.