We need volunteers for field trips, to give presentations to the kids at school, or to present an evening science lecture to the Roosevelt High School community. In addition, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (publisher of the journal Science) is looking for volunteers for STEM programs in the Puget Sound area. Details can be found by clicking here.
Please let us know if you can help! Send an email to either of the two co-chairs of the Roosevelt Science Boosters, Peter Small (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Justine Barton (email@example.com).
Let us know what other resources you would like to see made available to the students, teachers or parents. In the meantime, click on the links in the boxes below to see the resources we currently have available.
Upcoming Science in Society Lectures
The next lecture will be Thursday, April 30th at 7:30 PM in the RHS library. The topic is: “Big Tobacco Moves to Africa.”
Smoking has gone down in the US and Europe due to clear scientific evidence, strong policies and smart campaigns. So why are the top tobacco companies still making more in profits than Chevron, McDonald’s, Walmart and Microsoft combined? It’s because they’ve moved their operations to Africa and Asia, selling cheap cigarettes to kids who don’t understand that they will become addicted and sick. By 2030, Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco expect 80% of smokers will be in low and middle income countries. Learn what philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg are doing about this. How do American philanthropies use science? How do they find and fund advocates, including government leaders in these countries who are willing to stand up against Big Tobacco, face bullying and legal threats, and protect the health and economies of their people? Our featured speaker is Cynthia Lewis, Tobacco Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
All of the Science and Society lectures will take place at 7:30 PM in the RHS library. Watch this space for announcements regarding upcoming lectures for the 2014-2015 school year. This is our final lecture of the year.
Games That Teach Science
Science Education Resources in Washington State
University of Washington Science Education Resources
National Science Education Resources
Programs Specifically Focused on Young Women, the Disabled, and Minorities to Advance Their Interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics