Connected Learning Excellence Award Recipients Spring 2021

Cherry blossoms in bloom on UW Bothell campus.

Connected Learning Excellence Award Recipients Spring 2021

Congratulations to the following faculty and staff who have received funding! The Connected Learning Excellence Award is intended to support UW Bothell faculty and faculty led teams who provide high impact experiential learning opportunities for students. The hope is to continue supporting equitable opportunities for students to explore their passions, interests and careers paths through unique transformative learning projects within all schools.

For the 2021 Spring submission, there was a total of $60,200 awarded from the Worthington Teaching Endowment. Twelve proposals were received and all were funded.

The review panel was made up of six current student staff members from Connected Learning, ACT, Global Initiatives, Makerspace, Writing and Communication Center, and Career Services. Thank you to the students for their leadership and thoughtful contributions during the award review process. Congratulations to the awardees:

Multi-Disciplinary/ Multi-School

  • Dr. Jody Early – SNHS; Dr. Pierre Mourad & Dr. David Socha – STEM;
    Project Title: Creating a Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Therapy for Patients With Upper Limb Amputations
  • Gavin Doyle & Dr. Avery Shinneman – IAS; Dr. Charity Lovitt – STEM
    Project Title: HIPs for FYPPs: Connecting Pre-major Students to High Impact Practices
  • Denise Hattwig & Penelope Wood – UW Bothell/Cascadia College Library; Dr. Julie Shayne – IAS
    Project Title: Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest Zine made by the students in Dr. Julie Shayne’s “Rad Women in the Global South”
  • Dr. Ben Gardner, Dr. Ron Krabill & Eva Navarijo – IAS; Natalia Dyba – Global Initiatives
    Project Title: UW Bothell Global Scholars Program

School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

  • Dr. Melanie Malone
    Project Title: Determining the Roots of Contamination in Urban Community Gardens
  • Anida Yoeu Ali & Masahiro Sugano
    Project Title: Global Media Lab Course
  • Dr. Ching-In Chen
    Project Title: BIPOC Story Circle Project
  • Dr. Denise Vaughan
    Project Title: Speech and Debate
  • Dr. Christian Anderson
    Project Title: Seattle Black Spatial Histories Institute Proposal

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

  • Dr. Shima Abadi
    Project Title: Connected Learning Experience in Ocean Sciences
  • Dr. Joey Shapiro Key
    Project Title: UW Bothell STEM Public Outreach Team
  • Dr. Salwa Al-Noori
    Project Title: Mentorship of Student-Centered Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research and Creative Practice