Central Washington University SAACS: 2010-2011 Outreach to Rural Washington State
A specific focus of our Central Washington University Student Affiliates of American Chemical Society (CWU - Chemistry Club) for the 2010-2011 academic year was to perform outreach to rural Washington State. Instead of performing our Chemistry Club show within a 10 mile radius of our college town of Ellensburg, WA, (population = 22,000 with school in session), we decided to travel within a 150 mile radius to smaller rural towns off of the I-90 corridor to the north, south, and east. These small rural towns, such as Brewster WA, (population = 1,500), have an excellent network of rural mathematics and science teachers but very seldom receive visiting science shows from state universities. After this academic year, it is our hope to expand CWU-Chemistry Club show to a multi-discipline undergraduate student-club “Science Road Show” that incorporates Biology, Physics, and Geology.