The learning of science and math is a civil rights issue, and schools should give students broad participation in those areas as early as possible, says Philip Bell, a UW associate professor of learning sciences.
Bell will deliver the College of Education's Fall Lecture, titled Pathways to Excellence and Equity in Science, Math and Engineering Learning, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the UW Tower auditorium. Admission is free, and a post-lecture reception will be held from 8:30 to 9 p.m.
People learn about science and math in a wide range of settings -- classrooms, homes, online communities. As such, Bell says, education needs to be understood as taking place across a wide range of associated institutions -- schools, families and after-school clubs.
Bell directs the ethnographic and design-based research of the Everyday Science and Technology Group. He has a background in human cognition and development, science education, electrical engineering and computer science. He has also developed Web-based learning platforms, designed and studied K-12 science curricula and currently conducts ethnographies of children's learning across social settings.
To register for this event, visit online at www.UWalum.com or call 206-543-0540.
Also from Woodland Park Zoo:
Veterinary Career Day (in conjunction with WSU), Saturday, November 15 from 9:30-12:30
Woodland Park Zoo's Animal Health professionals are teaming up with professors from one of the top veterinary schools in the country, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, for this educational event. These professionals will provide you with firsthand knowledge of what it takes to be a veterinarian, while offering a detailed look at exciting career options and trends in veterinary medicine. Hear exciting stories from the field from the zoo's Director of Animal Health, Dr. Darin Collins, and his recent experiences in Indonesia. This informative program will be followed by a private animal-health focused zoo tour.
This event is for students ages 15 - 22 and their parents.
Space is limited. RSVP by Friday, November 7th: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Susan Okazaki 206.548.2442.