2012 Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award

Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Irasema Ortega, was the recipient of the 2012 Selkregg Community Engagement and Service Learning Award.

Irasema Ortega photo
Professor Ortega’s work strengthened an existing partnership between the Kashunamiut School District and the College of Education. Ortega collaborated on curriculum for Alaska Native teachers to teach science from Native and Western perspectives, including knowledge of the elders and promoting a more harmonious, sustainable view of the natural world.

The Selkregg Community Engagement and Service Learning Award supports faculty to develop community-based, applied research and course-based service-learning projects. The annual $5000 Award encourages, rewards, and inspires faculty to creatively engage their students in learning and research projects that benefit both the students and the community at large. The outcomes of these projects include significant discipline-based scholarship, community partnerships, and student leadership opportunities.


Irasema Ortega 2012 Selkregg Award Project