The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) Team and Programme offers a platform and environment for capable individuals with disabilities to help alleviate challenges they face as they pursue academics and careers. http://www.washington.edu/doit/
We were delighted when Tami Tidewell, Counselor/CO-ordinator at DO-IT, UW extended an invitation to Exo Labs to run a workshop with the DO-IT Scholars last week.
We were warmly welcomed by 18 intelligent, enthusiastic and energetic students! During the workshop, these students were highly engaged and found it easy to explore and share their findings where they weren’t able to do so before. Students were able to better enjoy their time with deeper levels of discussions on subjects under a microscope as well as uncover details on owl pellet, intricate details on various currencies, plants, rocks and minerals.
Throughout the workshop we heard students say:
- "Wish we had such a cool microscope setup in our school!"
- “This is awesome! Didn’t realise how many bugs and worms you can find in pond water!"
- The most common word we heard for the day was ‘Wow!’
We, at Exo Labs, went to this workshop to encourage exploration and inspire new learning experiences. In return, we felt humbled and came away truly inspired. We would like to thank the DO-IT team for giving us this tremendous opportunity to work with so many talented and inspiring students. Go DO-IT!