Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland: Measure impacts to ensure all girls have access to and achieve benefits

Analyze data from highest awards committee on impact of girls projects and the program as a whole, and design instructional plans. Ask questions from the data to determine whether girls and the committee are meeting objectives and learning goals. Make recommendations to the logistics committee on process changes to program to improve girl outcomes. Project could also include working with communities to develop education resources.

Integrating creative activities into an honors introductory chemistry course to explore disciplinary core ideas

Work with a chemistry education researcher on improving the scaffolding of creative work in an honors section of an introductory Chemistry course (~80 students). Guest-teach on aspects of science communication and peer-review and enact a teaching-as-research proposal on supporting students in exploring how chemistry core ideas are leveraged in modern-day chemistry research.

Encourage engaged and deeper learning in an introductory Botany course

Work with an introductory Botany course to encourage conceptual, connected learning. This is an opportunity to work with a large, introductory course and promote deeper learning that connects plant structure, function, and evolution. The teaching plan and materials an intern develops would align learning outcomes, assessments to monitor and provide feedback, and engaging activities which focus on and connect concepts rather than disconnected memorization of facts.

Support student learning in sustainability

Work with a discussion-based engineering course in sustainable building. Your unit might include active learning approaches such as case studies, and would include formative and aligned summative assessments. Example activities include instructor-led discussion guiding students to identify real-world problems related to sustainability, group activities developing potential solutions or assessing existing solutions.