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RiSE hosts, supports, or promotes a wide variety of events. Some event
s are available only to RiSE
Scholars, while others are open to all students. Below you can view this week's events, or change to month view to see what else is upcoming.  Scroll down to view all events in list form and find links to sign up for them! 
 Service Learning opportunities are posted separately, but do count toward participation in the RiSE Scholars program.
This Month:



Winter 2015 Quarter RiSE Events:

Science  Scinema Shorts

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 MLD 117 @ 12:30 p.m.

Presenting: A Series of Videos on a STEM Theme

Have you ever wondered why flowers have 3, 5, 8 and 13 petals, but rarely 10? Did you know that

Opportunity has been on Mars for 10 years? What has it found? Are 3D printers going to be able to print human organs in the future? Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for Science Scinema Shorts! We'll be exploring these questions and more.


Saturday, February 21, 2015 on the Highline Community College Campus

The ninth annual Western Washington Community College Student Mathematics Conference will take place Saturday, February 21, 2015, on the campus of Highline College. Community college students from around the region will talk about the interesting, exciting mathematics they’re doing, both in and outside of their classes, and there will be other informative and entertaining mathematical activities.

WiSE Conference - Let us know ASAP if you would like to attend!

Saturday, February 28, 2015 on the University of Washington Seattle Campus

WiSE Conference

Please join us for the 2015 Women in Science & Engineering Conference on Saturday, February 28, 2015 on the UW Seattle Campus. This is an excellent opportunity to network with top professionals and participate in educational and professional enrichment, bringing pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students together with faculty, administrators, and professional women.


We need to know whether you are planning to attend by 5 PM on Thursday, February 19, 2015 so that we can get everyone registered on time. Vans will be arranged to transport you to the conference and back to EdCC and scholarships are available for RiSE students to cover registration costs. 

Say “I 01001100010011110101011001000101 you” to that special someone…


12:30 pm – 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 13, Snohomish 126 

Bring your creativity to RiSE’s Sciencey Valentine’s Day social event. Drop in early Friday afternoon to make a nerdy Valentine and eat cookies. Crafting supplies provided! 

Engineering Technology Trade Show (organized by the Career Action Center)

2:00 pm – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, Monroe 121



 “Employers participate in an interactive discussion in trends, skills and current and future hiring needs. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of technical skills with various machines used in industry.”

To find out more, visit the EdCC Career Action Center event website.

Science Scinema Night

6:00 p.m. Monday, February 2 MLT 219 - RSVP Now!

October Sky

Join us for a break from studying with an awe-inspiring film!   Bring friends and/or family (including children-all are welcome) for this evening social event. Yes, there will be popcorn! Please RSVP

IMBD Summary: "The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes."

STEM Career Panel: Brought to you by MESA and RiSE

3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 27 SQL 113

Learn about STEM careers and what you can do now to prepare! Ask questions and engage representatives from diverse fields and experiences. Learn about what challenges you may face in STEM fields and hear stories of personal success.

Our three panelists come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and can speak to overcoming the challenges underrepresented students may face in a variety of STEM fields.

Franchesca Perez, Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources Department

Devin Schweppe, Post-doc in Genome Sciences, University of Washington

Stephanie Bostwick, EDCC Engineering Department

Click here to submit a question for the panelists! 

Town Hall Seattle: Lecture by Amir Aczel "The Roots of Numbers"

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 21

**10 Free tickets are available. Email to sign up and reserve your spot today!** Carpools will leave EDCC ~6p.m.

"From Babylonian cuneiform to modern digits, the transformation of numerals has been unclear–until now. Mathematics writer Amir Aczel (Fermat’s Last Theorem) has traveled the globe searching for the original zero, and you’ll never guess where he found it. Finding Zero (called a “surprisingly engaging math lesson” by Publisher’s Weekly) shares this search for truth which takes him to India, Vietnam, and the heart of Cambodia. He’ll describe his journey and draw connections between some unlikely cultures, brought together by a common denominator. For the math lovers among us, or anyone who’s ever wondered where today’s Hindu-Arabic digits come from, Aczel’s eye-opening presentation has some answers."

Spring 2014 Quarter RiSE Events:

Mathmatics Awareness Month - April 2014 
"Mathmatics, Magic, and Mystery" 

Spring STEM Kick Off Dodgeball Game                                                             
Friday, April 11, 2-4 pm in the Gym, and 4-5 in SQL 113
Open to all STEM students! Wear your gym shoes, and your RiSE or MESA t-shirt if you have one. If you don't have one yet, we'll be passing them out to new participants who want to join. Help recruit new STEM students to join our support programs like RiSE & MESA, and join us for this friendly game of dodgeball! Please Sign Up HERE!

Science Scinema : TED Talks!
Thursday, April 17
3:00 - 5:00 pm; Meadowdale 222
Come to this Science Scinema where we'll share our favorite STEM-related TED Talks with one another. Bring your list of favorites to pitch, and we'll see how many we can fit in by 5 pm! 

We'll also be pre-assembling 2 liter pop bottle rockets for a RiSE outreach activity the next day, so come prepared to be crafty!    Sign Up Here!

College Place Middle School Activity Day
Friday, April 18
1:30 -3:30 pm; College Place Middle School; 7501 208th Street SW, Lynnwood, 98036
We're looking for three RiSE student volunteers to build and  launch 2 liter water rockets with egg passengers for College Place Middle School's Activity Day. You'll be representing EdCC STEM and showing middle schoolers how cool science is! You'll need to help with pre-assembly of the rockets during the Science Scinema on Thursday, 4/17, as well as the field trip itself on 4/18.  Please sign up here! Or email with questions. 

Henrietta Lacks Presentation
Wednesday, April 23
12:30 pm and 7:00 pm; Black Box Theatre
Edmonds Community College has been using The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as its Edmonds CC Community Read text throughout the 2013/2014 academic year. On April 23 at 12:30pm and 7pm, EdCC will be hosting 2 members of the Lacks family at Black Box Theatre on the Edmonds CC campus to discuss the book and to tell their story. 

University of Washington Engineering Discovery Days
Friday & Saturday, April 25-26
9 am - 2 pm; UW Seattle
At Engineering Discovery Days, students and faculty from all UW engineering departments share their work with students, teachers, families and the community. We hope you will join UW for hands-on fun and learning.

How to Do a Job Fair: Seminar! 
Tuesday, April 29
2:00 pm; Montlake Terrace 138
Important Tips & Preparation for the 4/30 Career Fair! 

Zeno Math & Science Mashup
Wednesday, April 30
4:00pm-8:30pm; Seattle
 Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to join in as extra sets of hands with various math and science games throughout the night. Inspire a positive interest in math and science! Zeno staff and lead volunteers will train all participating volunteers on the day of the event. Transportation from the college is provided. Please additionally register through ZENO at: Must apply by April 23, 2014. EdCC volunteers can sign up at center for service-learning website

EdCC/CWU 19th Annual Career Fair
Wednesday, April 30
10 am - 2 pm; Woodway 201-202
Over 35 companies with multiple full-time and part-time opportunities from around the Northwest are attending this career fair to meet YOU! They are all hiring, so make sure you come prepared to impress! Contact with your questions.

UPS Seminar: The fallacy of fairness: Rethinking the meritocracy of science
Thursday, May 1
4 pm; Thompson Hall, University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
Most scientists take pride in the system of rigorous peer review that maintains high standards for the scientific enterprise. We like to believe that we publish and fund the best work and hire the best people. But is there evidence to support this view? In fact, experimental evidence shows that we unintentionally apply deep cultural biases that distort identification of "the best." If we were able to overcome these biases, would science be stronger? In this talk, Jo Handelsman (author of the Scientific Teaching book from the Summer Institute) will provide an overview of the history of gender bias research, present experimental evidence, and discuss interventions that might reduce implicit or explicit bias. This lecture is free and open to all. 

Boeing Laboratory Tour 
Friday, May 2
9 am - 3 pm; South Park (South Seattle)
RiSE is sponsoring a field trip to nine different Boeing Labs! We will vanpool down to South Park as a group in order to tour the Bonding, Electron Microscopy, Metal/Photomicroscopy, Interiors, Flammability, Analytical, Thermal Analysis, Surface Characterization, and Fuel & Lubricants labs with a guide. There will be a lunch break at 11:30 in the Boeing Cafeteria, so please pack a sack lunch or plan to purchase lunch from the cafeteria. All participants must have a photo ID, be a US Citizen, and sign up no later than Tuesday, April 29th.  Please Sign Up Here!

Wednesday, May 7
4:00 - 5:30 pm; Meadowdale 222
A STEM Cafe is an opportunity for students to meet and hear from STEM industry experts in an informal setting where questions and discussion naturally flow, and networking occurs organically throughout. Presentations are typically short, interactive, and inspirational, so as to spark large and small group conversation at "cafe tables". These types of events are very valuable to students who love to glean knowledge and tips from folks in the field! Please RSVP Here!

"Early Alert Systems for Seismic Disturbances" - Ken Austin, Project Manager, UNAVCO
"Making Silicon, and Inexpensive Solar Power" - Aidan Ifland
"Building an Electric Bike" - Scott Vandivort, STEM Student, EdCC 

UW Planetarium Field Trip
Friday, May 9 (Non-Instructional Day)
Depart EdCC at 11:00 am for Planetarium Tour at noon. Return to EdCC by 3:00 pm
Carpool with us to the University of Washington's 30 foot diameter dome planetarium, which provides a unique space in which students can explore the night sky. Learn about potential Astronomy career pathways, observational techniques, black holes, brown dwarfs, star deaths, all under the stars!  Please Sign Up HERE! (The Vanpool is currently full, and additional sign ups are being added to a waiting list. Please contact Amy if you're interested in driving yourself or carpooling with friends.)

Transfer Week: WSU Engineering Advising Session
Tuesday, May 13
12:30 - 1:30 pm; Snoqualmie 205
Hear from local universities with engineering majors and have your advising questions answered. No RSVP Required.

UW Undergraduate Research Symposium
Friday, May 16th
Mary Gates Hall, UW; 11 am - 6 pm
The Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. The Symposium also provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education. The Symposium includes poster and presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and all three UW campuses, plus invited guests.

Celebration of Food Festival (Service Learning) 
Sunday, May 18 
9 :00 am - 5:00 pm; Lynnwood Convention Center
Two shifts available: am and pm. Shuttle from campus to the center is provided. Volunteers are needed to assist in engaging young visitors with science-food related-activities. Activities are strawberry DNA extraction, butter making, sugar comparison in various snacks, and "Catch a Rainbow" All interested volunteers can contact Michelle Song at

Science Scinema : Outrageous Acts of Science!
Thursday, May 29
5:00 - 7:30 pm; Mountlake Terrace 206
Come to this Science Scinema where we'll share our favorite Outrageous Acts of Science episodes with one another. Bring your list of favorites to pitch, and we'll see how many we can fit in by 7:30 pm!  Please sign up here: Google Spreadsheet!

STEM Magical Mashup 
Friday, May 30
7:00-8:30 pm; Black Box Theatre
The Edmonds Community College Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics division will host the first S.T.E.M. Magical Mashup for the community on Friday, May 30. Students in EdCC's Engineering and Chemistry classes will be showcasing their most magical, exciting demonstrations on stage at the Blackbox Theatre on the Edmonds Community College campus from 7-8:30 p.m. From robot battles to fire balls, the student presentations are sure to enlighten minds to the wonders of S.T.E.M., and the first 200 kids under 12 years of age will receive a magical goodie bag! Tickets are free and will be available online at Please contact the EdCC S.T.E.M. division at with questions. Women in Engineering Technology Open House
Saturday, May 31
1:00 - 5:00 pm; Campus, South Lake Union
Come to Amazon and get excited about pursuing a career in technology. See what’s being developed here and meet the people behind it. This event is FREE, but you’ll need to register at:

Who: Young Adults, Grades 4-12
When: Saturday, May 31st, 1-5pm, Panel of speakers from 2-3pm
Where: Arizona Building, First Floor, 207 Boren Ave N., Seattle, WA

The Technology Open House will include:
· Teams demonstrating their products: Amazon Instant Video, Fulfillment by Amazon, Kiva, Good Reads on Kindle, Imaging, Amazon Locker, Prime Air, Amazon Student, Video Games, Amazon Fresh, and University of Washington Dawg Bytes
· A panel of Amazonians from different roles with different experiences discussing their work and answering questions from the kids
· Computer Science activities to teach kids CS fundamentals in a fun and interactive manner
· Swag giveaways!

STEM Awards
Friday, June 6
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm; Snohomish 304
We want to celebrate a fantastic year of STEM excellence with you and yours! Please invite your families to join us for this year's STEM Awards banquet. More information coming soon!

Summer STEM Exploration
Monday - Thursday, July 7-10
9am - 3 pm; EdCC Campus 
High school and pre-college students are invited to this FREE 4-day STEM experience at our college campus! Explore engineering, mateial science, math, computer science, and more. Experience college campus labs and research facilities. Engage with college STEM faculty and like-minded peers! Register online by June 23rd at and find out more at!


 Want to see what we've done in the past? Check out events from previous quarters:

For more information about any of these events, please contact Amy at!