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, Justine Barton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jill Seebergh (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
The next lecture will be Thursday, January 21st at 7:30 PM in the RHS theater. The topic is: "The Invisible Trail: Pervasive Tracking in a Connected Age" and it will be given by Franziska (Franzi) Roesner, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Her research focuses broadly on computer security and privacy, including topics like web privacy, smartphone security, and security and privacy for emerging technologies like augmented reality. She received her PhD in Computer Science & Engineering at UW in 2014, and her BS in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. More at http://wwwfranziroesner.com.
Abstract: Have you ever noticed that online ads seem to know everything about you? When you visit a website, your browser doesn't just load content from that website. Mostly invisible to you, your browser also loads "third-party" content from other sources, including advertisements and social media widgets like the Facebook "Like" button. These third parties are able to "track" your visits to those sites and learn about your browsing behaviors. This talk will show you how this kind of tracking works, how your privacy is affected, and what you can do about it.
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