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Start Your Service Journey

While it's easy to feel powerless in the face of injustice and suffering, it's also possible to feel overwhelmed by the many, many ways to help. In this workshop, we'll use the Pathways of Public Service as a framework for finding opportunities to get involved in your community, and for understanding how seemingly disparate service efforts — such as protests, non-profits, research projects, and social enterprises — can combine to create real social change.

EPIC Resilience: Surviving & Thriving in Chaos: Application Deadline

In an era of relentless change, we need to adopt resilience habits that make us mentally and physically stronger and boost a growth mindset. Join innovation strategist and sustainable resilience expert Sally Dominguez in learning her EPIC Resilience / Adventurous Thinking strategies that help push the mind outside expertise and knowledge into the bearable discomfort of possibility thinking.

This two-part workshop will take place on Monday, October 26 & Thursday, October 29, from 4:30 - 6:30 PM.

EPIC Resilience: Surviving & Thriving in Chaos: Session 2

In an era of relentless change, we need to adopt resilience habits that make us mentally and physically stronger and boost a growth mindset. Join innovation strategist and sustainable resilience expert Sally Dominguez in learning her EPIC Resilience / Adventurous Thinking strategies that help push the mind outside expertise and knowledge into the bearable discomfort of possibility thinking.

Participation in both sessions is required. The workshop is highly interactive and experiential and participants are expected to be on time and prepared for each session.

EPIC Resilience: Surviving & Thriving in Chaos: Session 1

In an era of relentless change, we need to adopt resilience habits that make us mentally and physically stronger and boost a growth mindset. Join innovation strategist and sustainable resilience expert Sally Dominguez in learning her EPIC Resilience / Adventurous Thinking strategies that help push the mind outside expertise and knowledge into the bearable discomfort of possibility thinking.

Participation in both sessions is required. The workshop is highly interactive and experiential and participants are expected to be on time and prepared for each session.

Engineering for Change: Virtual Reality and Racial Equity in STEM Education

Professor Coley is a bioengineer and social justice scholar. In her work, she hopes to push the bounds of traditionally heteronormative engineering environments through transdisciplinary approaches. Intrigued by the intersections of engineering education, mental health, and social justice, Coley's primary research interest focuses on virtual reality as a tool for developing empathetic and inclusive mindsets. She is also interested in the lived experience of hidden populations in engineering education and innovations for more inclusive pedagogies. 

Wendy Hasenkamp: "The Science of Meditation: Overview of Contemplative Science"

In this talk, Dr. Hasenkamp will describe the origins of the field of contemplative science, the disciplines involved, goals, and approaches used. She will also discuss how the mindfulness movement has unfolded, then explore the critiques and debates within the field, in addition to speaking on the media hype around mindfulness and meditation. From a research perspective, she will provide an example of blending first- and third-person methodologies to reveal fluctuating brain states during attention and mind wandering. Finally, Dr.

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