Sarah L. Keller, Ph.D.
last edited 2013
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Associate Dean Links
How to Put Together a Grant Proposal
Relatively Low Commitment Outreach to Add to Grant Proposals
- ALL FIELDS:
- Mentoring 5th-8th grade girls at the Seattle Girls' School (.docx)
- Rainier Scholars, 5th grade through college, underrepresented minorities.
- Assisting Disabled students at UW.
- UW Dream Project:
from one-time writing tutor for high school students applying for college to weekly mentoring at high schools.
- Tutoring and mentoring K-12 local students through the UW Pipeline Project (1 hr/week).
- UW's Alternative spring break to help elementary/middle schools in rural/tribal communities in Washington State.
- UW's Existing Service Learning Courses through the Carlson Center.
- UW's Martin Luther King Day of Service.
- The UW Farm.
- STEM FIELDS:
- UW WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) Drop-in mentoring of undergrads and grad students, one-time presentations at a WiSE conference or lecture series.
- Seattle "Expanding Your Horizons" Day for 6th-8th grade girls
(1-day volunteer opportunities).
- Mentor high school girls from underrepresented groups regarding STEM fields through UW's
Making Connections Program. (Roughly 6 hours/month, open to undergrads and grad students also.)
- Compendium of some of the Pacific Science Center's Outreach Activities (.docx).
See also 1/2-day to 3-day demos or presentations through the Pacific Science Center's
"Paws On Science" and Seattle's Science EXPO day (.pdf), the
Pacific Science Center's Life Science Research Weekend (and HERE) or the Pacific Science Center's Scientist Spotlight.
- Give a presentation at Seattle's Science-on-Tap (a science cafe, one time commitment).
- Give an afterschool talk at Franklin High School's science cafe about scientific research and careers.
Contact Physical Science Teacher Melissa Anne Povey (firstname.lastname@example.org). (one time commitment).
- Judge, mentor, or help network for students at one of several Washington State science fairs (.pdf)
- Judge or Volunteer
with the Central Sound Regional Science Fair, held at Bellevue College (one day).
- Judge and/or mentor 9th/10th grade science fair projects at
TAF Academy, a public school in Federal way (one day).
Click HERE for contact info for the science/math teachers.
- Give an award for biophysics research at your local science fair (.docx)
- Proctor and/or grade at local middle school MathCounts competition (one day) (.doc)
- STEM Bridge Program: Primarily serving UW freshman from underrepresented groups.
- Murdock Trust's Partners in Science: Funds high school science teachers to do mentored research in a lab over two summers.
- SACNAS outreach projects (mentoring Royal City High students; weekly tutoring of local Native American middle and high school students)
- Washington's MESA program: K-12 and college programs for underrepresented minorities.
Give a talk at a Community College, or tutor/mentor transfer students, or
Volunteer with K-12 MESA students,
including at MESA Day for middle/high school students.
- UW Burke Museum: volunteer as a docent to give tours to school children (training, plus 1 tour/week).
- College of Engineering Discovery Days (2 days of exhibits and demos).
- Briefly describe your research in a manner accessible to nonscientists through the national
Why-Sci site, funded by the American Physical Society.
- Pitch an article proposal to the national Inside Science site, which produces science stories for distribution to the media.
Click HERE for contact info.
- Join Science Buddies' Ask an Expert
to answer students' science questions and advise on science fair projects.
- SOURCES OF HELP AND IDEAS:
- List of NSF's Broader Impact criteria and examples of feasible activities (.docx)
- OTHER INSTITUTIONS WITH WHOM YOU MAY WISH TO PARTNER:
- List of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and
some enrollment numbers.
- List of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (from the HACU).
- List of Tribal Colleges and Universities (from the AIHEC).
- List of U.S. Women's Colleges.
- UW ENTITIES WITH WHOM YOU MAY WISH TO PARTNER:
- American Indian Student Commission
- Black Student Commission
- Pacific Islander Student Commission
- La Raza Student Commission
- Rural Girls in Science
Resources for Current and Future Faculty
Tidbits of relevant data from various (unchecked!) sources
- The total number of students enrolled at UW in 2010-11 was ~41,500.
- UW receives about 24,000 freshman applications, plus about 8,000 applications for transfer.
The vast majority fulfill the minimum standard of qualified for admission. UW then admits
as many students as it can hold, starting with the most qualified.
- The standard conversion from SCH to full-time students assumes each students takes 15 credits/quarter,
such that (yearly SCH)/45 = number of students.
- UW educates more Pell Grant students than all Ivys combined.
- About 1/3 of all undergrads at UW are 1st generation college students.
- In 2009-2010, 31% of in-state students paid no tuition. Their tuition was paid by Husky Promise.
In total, the ~24,000 enrolled in-state students paid ~$150M in tuition. The ~4,000 enrolled out-of-state students paid a total of ~$100M in tuition.
- In 2011-2012, tuition and fees at UW = $10,575 (source)
- Here is the UW Factbook with enrollment data, etc.
- There are ~800 faculty in A&S.
- In FY09 (2008-2009), state support for UW was $401M. By FY12, that had fallen to $212M, nearly half.