(Check out all University of Arizona outreach opportunities at: http://uaforyou.arizona.edu/)
UA Upward Bound (UA UB) is an evidence-based program which provides students with the social and academic capital building support necessary in their successful transition from high school into college. The project supports underrepresented, low-income, first-generation high school students through programming that provides students with personalized access to Academic Preparation & Field Research Activities, Access to Technology and Scientific Tools, Financial Literacy and Planning, and Socio-cultural Literacy to make higher education a reality for these under-served populations.
STEM Research Experiences for Undergraduates In partnership with faculty at the UA College of Engineering and UC San Diego, this NSF funded program for STEM majors places them in an 8 week summer research experience and then supports them fall 2018 and spring 2019 with faculty mentoring, continued research work, and joining the planning committee of the International Phononics conference. Research is focused on sound waves and phononics. Selected students will be awarded funds for their summer and semester activities equaling $8000.00.
Fall 2017 visit from Nanjing Xiaozhuang and Nantong Universities This program is an opportunity for a cultural experience and will provide information and faculty presentations about our teacher preparation and practice to these students from China, who are in teacher preparation programs at their universities. The college is pleased to welcome alumnus, Anning Ding, PhD. who is leading the trip.
Education internships Our students' interests are varied, and the internship opportunities are just as diverse.For your convenience, we've listed some community organizations that may interest you.
Leadership Pathways to Career Project & Volunteer Handbook Attention Community Agencies! Are you looking for a resource to help structure your experience with UA student volunteers? Here is a tool that helps build leadership qualities while undergraduates students are volunteering at non-profit organizations. College students often seek work and volunteer experiences that will help them develop their career skill sets. This resource provides the ability for your agency to tailor experiences to help your volunteers improve leadership skills.
The STEM Learning Center serves as a hub of Science,Technology, Engineering and Math resources. It acts both as an outreach facility and in support of improved STEM learning on campus and in the greater community. The College of Education serves as one of the center's four campus partners.
Hosting Mentors: Handbooks Hosting mentors at your school is a fulfilling experience. Bringing college students together with your secondary students can have long-lasting impact that positively influences your students. The handbooks are meant to help you coordinate how best to host the mentors at your school. The handbooks outline how to choose your coordinator, how to prepare orientation materials for the mentors, as well as provide you with reproducibles for use by your coordinator.
Paul Lindsey Internships in Education
Here's an opportunity to learn more about education outside of the classroom — and get paid internships at the same time! Lindsey Interns build leadership and management skills through real-world experiences via public outreach programs, museums, and educational learning centers in various Tucson school districts. Funding is awarded per semester and varies based on graduate or undergraduate internships.
Tree-rings and forest fire ecology lesson plans and videos Find lesson plans designed by teachers to be easily infused into existing curriculum maps. The lessons are primarily focused on Fire Ecology using dendrochronology to uncover the story of forest fires. Be on the lookout for climate lessons and small video films series that complement the lesson plans. Check out Fires of Change, University of Arizona Museum of Art installation through April 3, 2016