Village Aid Project - Engineers without Borders
Village Aid Project - Engineers Without Borders at Fort Lewis College is a student-centered, humanitarian organization whose mission is to partner with needy communities in the developing world to find sustainable solutions to their critical engineering problems. In addition, we are training a new generation of students who understand the need for sustainable systems and who value the concept of responsible global citizenship.
Several opportunities exist for students interested in being peer tutors or undergraduate teaching assistants. Training and CRLA certification in being a peer tutor is available through the Fort Lewis College Tutoring Center. Peer education specific to residence life is taught in ED 350 . Students wishing to be teaching assistants for a specific instructor enroll in ED 489 . A maximum of six credits in ED 489 is allowed to count towards the bachelor’s degree.
Teachers without Borders
The mission of Teachers Without Borders on Campus at Fort Lewis College is to build student leaders, because they have the drive, the enthusiasm, and the desire to make a difference. We provide students with the materials and knowledge needed to impact the educational gap. We support the professional development of educators by exploring current educational issues locally, nationally, and internationally. We also support the collaboration of student organizations on campus who share the same or similar aspirations and goals. Our best intention is to think and act locally and impact globally.
All Fort Lewis College majors require at least one senior level class (senior seminar, senior thesis, capstone, required internship, required student teaching, etc.) in which students pursue advanced study and independent research in topics of their choosing. Public presentation of this work may occur at annual undergraduate research poster sessions and/or senior exhibitions.
In addition all departments offer opportunities for focused work with an individual faculty member through their independent/individualized study 299/499 courses. The student and instructor submit a proposal for this work which must be approved by the department chair and dean prior to Census Date. The proposal form is maintained by the Registrar’s Office.