RESET Chosen for 2012-13 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

RESET Chosen for 2012-13 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

Announcement on the selection of non-profits for The Catalogue of Philanthropy, including RESET: The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is proud to announce that ReSET has been selected to be featured in the 2012-13 Catalogue. A panel of over 100 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, and peer non-profit organizations evaluated 220 applications;…

The Younger Set

The Younger Set

ReSET Volunteer Bob Hauptman reports on his program this term: I want to tell you of my wonderful experience teaching science to kindergarden children.  First, you should know that it would not have been possible without the participation of two great people – Nsombi Brown, the Georgian Forest science teacher, and Harold Williams, the planetarium…

STEM with Music

STEM with Music

Aerospace Engineer Stephen Leete  reports on his first classroom session as a ReSET volunteer at a school near his workplace, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: I started my volunteer activity at the nearby Catherine T. Reed Elementary School today. I spent about an hour in the classroom of Mr. Pitts and his 26 fifth…

RESET Volunteer Experiments

RESET Volunteer Experiments

Now That’s Using Your Cerebral Cortex! ReSET volunteers are passionate about science, and they’ll go to great lengths to communicate that passion to their students. These scientists-in-the-classroom employ some unique and truly innovative methods of engaging children in their STEM field of expertise: Philip Posner, who has a Ph.D. in Medical Physiology, shows his students…

RESET Volunteer Wayne Sukow’s 5th Grade Program Report

RESET Volunteer Wayne Sukow’s 5th Grade Program Report

Wayne’e report on his fifth grade program: Late in February I finished my 12th one-hour session at Key Elementary School, working with all the 5th grade students (~95) on Longitudinal Waves and Patterns of Sound Waves. The highlight was students seeing and in some cases making Chladni Patterns on square aluminum plates by stroking them…

RESET Volunteer David McInnis:  Lessons From The Atmosphere

RESET Volunteer David McInnis: Lessons From The Atmosphere

From RESET Volunteer David McInnis: This week’s lesson was about condensation, the atmosphere, and PV=nRT (without the equation). I started listing the 3 states of matter (yeah, yeah, there’s really 4, let it go) on the board.  I got as far as solid before students started calling out, “liquid”, “gas”.   I was impressed.  So I asked them for…

RESET Volunteer David McInnis on Floating and Sinking with 3rd Graders –

RESET Volunteer David McInnis on Floating and Sinking with 3rd Graders –

David McInnis Third Grade Report: This week I was on my own; two classes, about 1 hour each.  That’s about 35 3rd grade Tasmanian devils swirling around with unlimited energy in a small classroom vessel.   The lesson is what I assisted with last week in the 4th grade classes, sinking and floating, aka density. I…

RESET Volunteer Pete Mehravari Helps Students Change Orbit

RESET Volunteer Pete Mehravari Helps Students Change Orbit

Report on the US Patent and Trade Office Volunteer peter Mehrevari: It is most insightful to see how children at that age think and process out solutions to a problem. Sometimes they come at a problem from a completely different angle than a person with a more learned mindset. Pete Mehravari, who serves as a…