This year, SeaVuria scholarship programs (Girls to Girls and PETRI) were able to send 63 Kenyan youth to high school. And the scholarships are paying off.
Marietta Mbinya, a 3-year recipient of a SeaVuria scholarship, earned the top score in all of Taita Taveta County on her college entrance exam, the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. This bright young scholar is on her way to a college education; an opportunity that may not have been possible without the financial support of a scholarship.
In our quest to put globally relevant projects in front of the eyes and minds of our students, SeaVuria is always looking for partners that are on the front lines in STEM careers. Last year, we were thrilled to meet up with Brandon Sack, a Postdoctoral fellow in the Kappe Lab of the Center for Infectious Disease Research. At the lab, Brandon is charged with using immunology to improve malaria vaccines; with SeaVuria, Brandon was charged with taking our Malaria Project into the schools of Kenya.
PETRI stands for Philanthropy, Education, Teaching, Research, Involvement. Founded in 2011, PETRI is a club of Mercer Island High School girls. The club has three main areas of focus: Read More
Since the beginning, the Girls to Girls Scholarship Program has been inspired, driven, and run by the high school students of Vashon Island with great success. Now, SeaVuria is happy to recognize the creation of their own website, SeaVuria Girls to Girls.
The Girls to Girls Scholarship Program began in 2011 by 6 eighth graders from Vashon Island, and its legacy continues today with a group of high school students that have chosen to carry on the mission. The story of its inception is told here by founding member, Aubrey Kraabel: Read More
In the summer of 2015, after 4 days of professional development and guiding teacher collaboration into the design of hands-on science lessons, it was time to take it to the schools…
Last Summer, SeaVuria was happy to partner with students in the UMass Amherst iCons program to develop several global-problem case studies for use in the classroom. The case study curriculum, now available for use on our SeaVuria Projects Page, includes the topics of Antibiotic Resistance, Ocean Acidification, Sustainability, and Oil Spills. Read More