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Spring 2024

HCDE K-12 Outreach Workshops

In Spring 2024, HCDE K-12 outreach DRG team’s main activities will be to organize and execute projects for: 

  1. Engineering Discovery Days (May 2 and 3, 9 am to 1 pm): We will work on designing project exhibits with hands-on activities that 4-8th graders can engage with during their visit. If you are interested in working on an exhibit for discovery days, this DRG is a great opportunity to find teammates, dedicated work time, and mentorship. Please see information for exhibitors here
  2. Conducting 1-2 design workshops in K-12 schools in the Seattle area (scheduled based on the team's availability). 

Outreach DRG student teams will help develop the project, curricula, and materials for engineering discovery days and design workshops, rehearse, and then lead the work. 

In a dub talk (July 5, 2017), “Filling the Pipeline: Design & Engineering Workshops for K-12 Outreach,” Emeritus Professor Andy Davidson summarized the various HCDE outreach efforts. We recommend that you watch the video.

Who can apply? We are looking for enthusiastic students at all levels (BS, MS, PhD) who are passionate about leading STEM activities with K-12 students and are able to consistently show up for in-person teamwork and on-site events.

  • Eligible students should be familiar with the user centered design process, and have already taken HCDE 210, 318, or 518. 
  • Experience working with, teaching, or mentoring K-12 students is helpful for this work.

Time expectations & credits

  • The DRG will meet for 90 minutes per week starting in the week of March 25, 2024. Schedule TBD based on selected students’ availability. 
  • All participants are expected to attend all meetings and register for 2 credits. 
  • Participants are required to be available for at least some parts of May 2 and 3, 9 am to 1 pm for Engineering Discovery Days (we will work around your class schedule).
  • You will be expected to use some time outside these meetings to lead the workshop in 1-2 schools depending on the team members’ schedule.

Application: To apply, please submit your resume and explain your interest, qualifications, and availability for the work on this google form.

Deadline for applications is March 6, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.
Contact: For questions please contact


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