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, Stewart Lyman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Deborah Lum (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
All of the following lectures will take place at 7:30 PM in the library:
Thursday, March 13th 2014: Sean Sheldrake, Unit Diving Officer for the EPA's Pacific Northwest Region, will give a lecture "Scientific Diving at USEPA", which will discuss their work on projects such as the Elwha Dam removal. Please come join us for an informative lecture that will illustrate how answers to scientific questions may be found under water.
Thursday, April 10, 2014: Assistant Professor Dr. Kate Starbird of the University of Washington will give a talk on: "Crowds, Crisis and Collaboration: Social Media Use during Disasters." In this presentation Dr. Starbird will describe many of the ways that people use social media during disaster events, with specific focus on how members of the online "crowd" come together and try to provide assistance to those who have been affected. This research incorporates many different methods, including "big data" analysis, computer programming, visualization, and qualitative analysis, as well as established theories from social science, network science, and disaster response. In the talk, Dr. Starbird will demonstrate how she uses these methods and theories to identify and interpret patterns of human behavior during disaster events.
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