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IGERT trainee volunteers at Rainbow Village

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IGERT trainee volunteers at Rainbow Village

IGERT trainee Jon Newman has served as a volunteer mentor at Rainbow Village, a non-profit institution that provides transitional housing to families in North Atlanta suffering from domestic or economic crisis. He volunteered for five hours, one day a week as a mentor in Rainbow Village’s after school youth program for about five months, teaching basic scientific principals in a formal setting to students in Grades 1-9. His experience culminated with his involvement a project in 2009 January, funded by Cisco Systems. He worked with a group of professional engineers from various organizations around Atlanta to mentor the children at Rainbow village through a coherent month long engineering project. Students worked in groups to apply the engineering design process and the scientific method to the creation of a device inspired by their imagination.