Service learning allows students to participate in community service in a way that also advances the six Student Learning Outcomes of the Ignite program. In a service learning setting, the recipient of the service and the student performing the service — along with the student’s mentoring professor and the foundation or community service organization involved in the project — jointly determine the needs being addressed by the student, and how the student can best help meet those needs.
The recipient of the service has an issue to be resolved, and the service design is performed in a manner similar to how a research problem is resolved. As a bonus, the student gains firsthand knowledge of the outcome of the research and its benefits.
For more information on Service Learning contact the Office of Undergraduate Research on your campus