A PassionNet club about exploring the ethical issues behind new technologies and data usage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzNUW0aeA9g How are new technologies using your personal data? In a world where we increasingly trust machines with our personal information and even our genetic material, the question of how this info is being used is becoming ever increasingly important. In … Continue reading New Technologies, Data, and Ethics
Knitting and STEM
A PassionNet club about the intersection of art and science! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8VfPbuhYkc Knitting provides people with many useful benefits such as promoting wellness and creating useful items. The main goal of this club will be to learn how to knit, with a secondary goal of learning mathematical structures through knitting. This club was inspired by Professor … Continue reading Knitting and STEM
Storytelling and Mental Health
A PassionNet club about the various intersections of mental health with identity and effectively communicating these issues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5bTIdLdxsM&ab_channel=PassionNet Mental health and identity are underemphasized and under-discussed topics in general, but the pandemic has brought these issues to the forefront for many people. Through this club, students will: 1) become better critical thinkers and communicators when … Continue reading Storytelling and Mental Health
Virtual Learning: Lessons Learned
Read about how students and parents are experiencing virtual learning during the pandemic and how PassionNet is incorporating research about remote learning into our program.
Spotlight Video: What does a Club Director at PassionNet do?
Are you an enthusiastic person passionate about teaching and social advocacy? If this sounds like you, consider applying to be a Club Director! This is a highly rewarding volunteer position where you will receive the opportunity to work with middle school students and empower them to pursue projects on topics they are passionate about but … Continue reading Spotlight Video: What does a Club Director at PassionNet do?
Quarantine and Mental Health
Involved Research 2020 Project This project explores mental health — what it is, how to be mentally healthy, how people’s mental health is affected due to isolation during quarantine, and the role of serotonin in causing these feelings of depression and loneliness. view presentation You can also view other projects by downloading the PassionNet Journal … Continue reading Quarantine and Mental Health
Involved Research 2020 Project This research project focuses on how racism spreads and how race influences the criminal justice system and healthcare in America. You can also view other projects by downloading the PassionNet Journal or navigating to the Student Projects page: passionnet journal Student Projects
ICE and Detention Centers
Involved Research 2020 Project This project investigates the why immigrants at the US-Mexico border are being detained by ICE agents, how the detention centers affect their mental and physical health, and how they’ve been treated during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also view other projects by downloading the PassionNet Journal or navigating to the Student … Continue reading ICE and Detention Centers
Involved Research 2020 Project This project explores how global warming affects cold climates and extreme weather, and how, by reducing our use of fossil fuels, we can slow the process of climate change. You can click through the project presentation below: You can also view other projects by downloading the PassionNet Journal or navigating to … Continue reading Climate Change