## GK-12 MAVS Student Outreach

**MATH AND SCIENCE RETREAT **

AT RIVERSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

AT RIVERSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

**Mathematically Aligned Vertical Strands (MAVS)Connecting Mathematics Research, Pedagogy and Outreachfor Gk-12 Fellows and Teachers**

GK-12 MAVS Outreach Component:

Promoting outreach activities complementing the scope of the GK-12 MAVS fellows’ work in the schools.

To further expand the graduate fellows' leadership development, they take part in outreach activities at the University of Texas at Arlington. In total, these outreach activities comprise approximately three school contact hours per month for each GK-12 MAVS fellow. Moreover, MAVS fellows sharpen their own mentoring skills as they work with eager high school students.

As part of the GK-12 MAVS Outreach Component
the GK-12 MAVS Fellows volunteer at The Math and
Science Retreat for Riverside Middle School**. **The goal of the Math and Science Retreat
is to involve the middle school students in some mathematics and science
activities, increase their interests in mathematics and science, to encourage
them to study mathematics and science at higher levels, to show them the
importance of mathematics and science, and to encourage them to attend college
after graduating from high school.

** **The UTA Mathematics Department, the UTA College of Science, the UTA Fort Worth Center, the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, and the Riverside
Middle School jointly organized a Math and Science Retreat
for 110 eighth grade students and 10 teachers from the Riverside
Middle School
of Fort Worth Independent
School District.
The Math and Science Retreat took place Wednesday, February 10, 2010.

GK-12 MAVS Fellows volunteer as helpers in this effort under the direction of Math Professor and GK-12 MAVS Program Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Tuncay Aktosun.