Service Learning opportunities are posted separately, but do count toward participation in the RiSE Scholars program.
All Winter 2014 Quarter RiSE Events:
Other Events Coming Soon!
RiSE Study Room Re-Opening!
Tuesday, January 14, 3:00-7:00
Get in the habit of attending the RiSE Study Room with your peers! Free popcorn to entice you :) We're also instituting a new raffle prize system in the Study Room: For every unique Study Room visit this quarter, you'll receive a raffle ticket that will be entered to win a grand prize at the end of the quarter. The more you use the RiSE Study Room, the more chances you have to win!
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!
Winter STEM Kick Off Dodgeball Game
Friday, January 17, 1:45-4:00
Seaview Gym (1:45-3:00) & SNQ 113 (3:00-4:00)
(FULL) Town Hall Presentation: "A Physicist's Guide to the Universe"
Thursday, January 23
7:30 - 8:30 pm; Town Hall, Seattle (Van departure from EdCC at approximately 5:00pm)
This event has reached capacity - if you'd like to be added to the waiting list, feel free to email Amy.
Transfer Application Workshop
Friday, January 24
12:30-2:30 pm; MUK 217Are you preparing to transfer at the end of the year? Do you have questions about your applications? Do you need help with your personal statement? Join us along with MESA Advisor, Rachel Wade, this Friday to get one-on-one transfer application assistance! This will be your time to get those applications completed with all the help you might need. Application deadlines are quickly approaching so don't miss this great opportunity! (WA Transfer application deadlines - https://www.edcc.edu/transfer/deadlines.html)
Science Night with Everett Housing Authority! (via Service Learning)Monday, January 27
3:00 - 8:00 pm; The Pineview community Center, 220 98th pl. SE, Everett
RiSE and MESA students are highly encouraged to apply for this Service Learning Opportunity HERE! Get middle school students from a public housing community get excited about science! Enthusiastic volunteers are needed engage the students in fun, hands on, science activities and experiments! One hour required training - on how to demonstrate and perform the various science activities – will be provided 3pm-4pm on Monday, January 27, 2014 in Brier 261, “Green Team” office. Transportation and Snacks provided!
Blackbox Theatre: Panel Discussion of the Life and Cells of Henrietta Lacks
Tuesday, January 28
12:30 - 1:30; Black Box Theatre
This panel discussion will offer the EdCC community an examination of the dark history behind one of the most important tools in modern medicine: the cells that once belonged to Henrietta Lacks, otherwise known as HeLa cells. Join us, and various experts, for an in-depth dialogue on the issues surrounding our own humanity. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is this year's Community Read - For more information about the Community Read program, visit: www.edcc.edu/edmondsccread/
Resume Critique WorkshopTuesday, January 28
2:00 -4:00 pm; Snoqualmie Hall Lobby
Be prepared to deconstruct your current resume and reconstruct it into a competitive one that will boost your potential to get that interview.
Wednesday, January 29
2:00-4:00 pm; Montlake Terrace 138
Do you have a resume that needs updating? Do you need to create your first resume? Join us as the Career Action Center guides you in writing a resume to help you land an internship! Don't forget - The Internship Fair is on February 5th. This is an opportunity to get prepared! Please RSVP online here!
HeLa Cell Lab Event
Friday, January 31
12:30 -2:30; Brier 204
Come view real, live HeLa cells for yourself at this laboratory event. Using the Biology Department's microscopes and equipment, we'll take a closer look at samples of HeLa cells, as well as some of your own cheek tissues for comparison. Participation is limited due to space - lab space will be first come, first served! Group discussion and snacks to follow.
STEM EXPO at Westgate Elementary (via Service Learning)
Thursday, February 63pm-9:30pm;Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds
RiSE and MESA students are highly encouraged to apply HERE! Enthusiastic volunteers are needed engage the elementary students in fun, hands on, science activities and experiments! One hour required training - on how to demonstrate and perform the various science activities – will be provided 4pm-5pm on Monday, February 3, 2014 in Brier 261, “Green Team” office. Transportation and snacks provided!
STEM Open House
Wednesday, February 12
6:00-8:00 pm; Woodway 202
An interactive open house for high school students around the region, grades 9-12, to experience the Edmonds Community College STEM programs. Event will include a student panel for Q&A, department demonstrations, and appetizers. High School students should pre-register online at www.edcc.edu/STEM.
We're looking for enrolled RiSE student volunteers for this event. If you have some spare time, sign up for shift ranging between 3pm - 9:30pm: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IC_T9bNImJlxk6GRxB_Rbd_nCyeIEk3x7J96rmjtg3g/edit?usp=sharing
AMATYC Student Math League Contest
Friday, February 21
12:30 - 1:30 pm; Location: Snoqualmie Hall 307, 308, and 309
Contact Tiffany Ledford at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate. More information about AMATYC available online: www.amatyc.org/
Community college students from around the region will be giving talks about a variety of mathematical subjects and the keynote speaker will be Per Christensen from Pixar, who will talk about "Ray Tracing in Pixar Movies." Registration is free and lunch will be provided at no charge. Students may register at the conference Web site: http://www.wwccsmc.org. As the conference nears, we will try to facilitate carpooling among those EdCC students registered to attend.
Western Washington Community College Student Mathematics Conference
Saturday, February 22
10:00 - 3:30 pm; Bellevue College
Edmonds School District STEM Exposition
Saturday, February 22
9:00 - 12:00 pm; Edmonds Woodway High School
The Edmonds School District will be hosting its second annual STEM Exposition on Saturday, February 22nd from 9:00 am to Noon at Edmonds Woodway High School featuring STEM Projects from students in grades 4-12 in our district. A major focus of the event will be to provide opportunities for parents and students to learn about STEM opportunities at the next level of their educational path: Elementary students will learn about Middle School Opportunities, Middle School students will learn about HS Opportunities, and HS students will learn about Post-Secondary opportunities. Pat Burnett will have a table dedicated to Engineering and Engineering Technology. He will bring some small hands on demos of 3D printed parts, and a table top vacuum molder.
Zeno Math & Science Mashup
Wednesday, February 26
3:00-9:00pm; Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club; 4520 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, Seattle.
RiSE and MESA students are highly encouraged to apply HERE! Zeno is partnering with the Pacific Science Center for a Math & Science Mashup – where the whole family can have a fun experience with math. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to join in as extra sets of hands with various math games throughout the night. Inspire a positive interest in math within both children and parent as the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Clubs in Seattle is transformed into a fun field of math play. Zeno staff and lead volunteers will train all participating volunteers - on the day of the event -how to engage the guests on the activities they will be playing. Transportation and snacks are provided. Please sign up through the Center for Service Learning and also fill out Zeno’s volunteer application through the link provided - http://zenomath.org/get-involved/volunteer/application. Must apply by February 19, 2014.
Science Scinema "Real Genius"
Thursday, 2/27, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., MUK 213
We're showing the 1985 film "Real Genius" this Thursday in MUK 213 to RiSE Students! Take a mid-quarter break to enjoy each others' company! Movie, discussion, and snacks provided free to RiSE students. Hope to see you there!
University of Washington WISE Conference
Saturday, March 1; University of Washington Campus, Seattle
STEM Cafe - "Presenting Water Rockets at Science Festivals Around the World"
Tuesday, March 11; 3:00 - 5:00pm; WWY 202
Join us for the first of a series of upcoming STEM Cafe presentations! These are fascinating, informal STEM-relevant presentations by students, faculty, and industry experts. These presentations will be short & sweet, just enough to peak your interest and start some great conversation around your cafe table groups. Tuesday's presenter will be Rin Scherrer from Portage Bay Solutions. Rin has a great story to tell about her travels to science festivals around the world, and her experience with water rockets! This event is open to everyone on campus, and STEM students are highly encouraged to attend! Please RSVP here before Tuesday morning!
End of Quarter STEM Potluck (and π Day!)Friday, March 14; 12:30-2:30; MDL 106
Please join us in celebrating another quarter completed, as well as the famous number π ! All STEM students, staff, and faculty are welcome and invited to bring a dish or game to share with the group. Please RSVP with your shared item on this form, and we hope to see you all on Friday afternoon!
Boeing Laboratory Tour
TBD (Spring Quarter Hopefully!!)