Solar Cell and Grant Writing Workshop at Green River Community College

Attend a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Solar Cell and Grant Writing Workshop!

Green River Community College
June 17-June 20

• Make solar cells with blackberry juice
• Learn about organic photovoltaic cells that are fabricated and characterized at Green River
• Take home materials to make your own

This workshop includes a grant writing component led by a former NSF program officer, John Dwyer.

John Dwyer

A Professor of Chemistry at St. Catherine University in Minnesota, John has received many NSF grants and will lead workshop participants through the process of writing a proposal to improve STEM education at their institutions.

Some funding is available that might defray the cost of travel.

Questions? Contact Chitra Solomonson at

Fall Association Conference

How do we form partnerships with local industry? How do we better prepare our students for STEM related careers?

Join us at the Fall ASSOCIATION Conference


November 22, 2013

Lake Washington Institute of Technology


 MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Panel

K-12 Connections in STEM

Authentic Research  in ComGen (Genomics Research) at Bellevue College

Undergraduate Research and “Ready, Set Transfer” Program at Seattle Community Colleges

Plus more Science, Technology, Engineering and Math related discussions which are important to ALL Washington community and technical college leaders.


 Participants from member colleges pay only $175 which includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Contact Kati Hays with any questions:

Flipping the Classroom: A Solution to the STEM Shortage

At the New Faculty Institute in September, a faculty member approached me with a question: she was interested in flipping the classroom, but she was also concerned about the learning curve (especially as she was in the tenure process) that might result from integrating technology in her classroom.  She asked me if I knew any good models that she could use for inspiration.

I wish I had known about this webinar, Solving the STEM Shortage with Flipped Instruction and Dual Enrollment, back then.

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