Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities with The Center for STEM Education

· STEM Friday Field Trips— 11/22, 12/13, 1/17, 1/31, 2/7, 2/28, 3/14, and  3/28  - 9:30 A M—2:00  P.M.  - Assist in the delivery of a variety of STEM activities for elementary and middle school students.
· Building Bridges  - 12/6  - 9:00 A.M.— 3:00 P.M.—Assist with a full day of Engineering activities and presentations for High School students.
· Summer Program student callback—12/7  - 2:00 P.M.—6:00 P.M.—Assist with activities
· Future Cities—1/25   8:00 A.M—3:00 P.M.—Assist with activities, be part of student panel to share your interests and experiences in STEM
· Model Bridge Competition– 2/1 8:00 AM-3:00 PM—Talk to students about majors in science and engineering, what college life is like, and why you chose your major
· Science Fair—March 1, 8: 00 AM—3:00 P.M.—Help register students, answer questions  in addition to assisting  with activities
· PM—Help register students, answer questions, hand out goody bags and give directions.
· Inquiring Minds Field Trips— April 30 or May 3, 8:30 AM—1:30 PM—Assist at workshops for visiting middle school classes at NU as they design structures to withstand earthquakes and wind turbines to harvest energy

Please complete the volunteer survey at - 

Monday, November 4, 2013

DHS S&T OUP Summer Internship Program for students majoring in STEM disciplines

DHS S&T OUP Summer Internship Program
Application Deadline: January 6, 2014

Program Overview: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas.   The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Part-time Program Manager - Latino STEM Alliance

Friends, Latino STEM Alliance ( looking to hire a Program Manager for this summer with an opportunity to make it a permanent position in Fall 2013. Attached is the job description. We'd really appreciate your passing along the opportunity across your network.

The position is 20 hours a week for May & June, 10 per week in July & August. $20/hour.   The last two months are subject to change (higher) if we are able to attract more resources. Please send your resume and cover letter to 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

MASSACHUSETTS, October 13, 2012

Design Squad Nation is seeking volunteer engineers and engineering students to help at a one-day Design Squad Nation public event held at the Museum of Science in Boston on October 13. Families will come to the museum to do hands-on DSN engineering activities, meet the hosts of the show, and share their own inventions. The event is free with paid admission.
Volunteers are needed to assist at the activity tables and with general traffic flow. Volunteers must participate in an evening training held at WGBH on October 9 from 6-7:30pm, and then be on hand at the Museum of Science from 11:30-4:15 on October 13. Volunteers will receive a Design Squad Nation t-shirt and have an opportunity to meet the hosts of Design Squad Nation.

If you'd like to volunteer, please send an e-mail to  and be sure to include your name, school or company, preferred e-mail address and a phone number where you can easily be reached.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Curley 8th Grade Science Fair - Judges needed

Judges are needed for the upcoming 8th Grade Science Fair at the Curley School in JP.  It will take place on Thursday, June 7th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm in the cafeteria.  

All visitors will get a feedback/rating form to complete for each exhibit so, in essence, all visitors are “judges”.  They're looking for many students and/or faculty to come by and talk to the students about their exhibits as possible.

The Curley is located in Jamaica Plain. Take the 39 bus from Northeastern (in front of Marino) to the Centre St @ Lochstead Ave stop.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Roxbury International Film Festival Youth Day

The Youth Program takes place at Northeastern University
John D. O’Bryant Center. 

Saturday, June 16

Free for youth participants

10AM – 12PM
Animated Films for Toddlers and Walkers
12PM – 3PM
Teen Workshop – Storytelling and Screenwriting

Taught by Deborah Shariff – Producer, Director
For ages 13-18
Northeastern University – John D. O’Bryant Center

An educator of Film and Screenwriting for over 10 years, teaching at various Universities in New England, Nevada and California. A graduate from Boston University and founder of the Television, Film Producers & Artists Association.

Teen Film Screenings
A selection of youth produced films with Q & A from filmmakers

Monday, May 21, 2012

Volunteers needed June 2 at NU for Youth Business Plan Competition

This is not a Center for STEM Education event, but a cool event in need of volunteers on campus.

BUILD is currently seeking volunteers to assist with their inaugural Youth Business Plan Competition on Saturday, June 2nd at Northeastern University.  This will be an exciting event featuring 102 students competing on 20 teams to win a cash prize of $1,500.  Event organizers are expecting close to 1,000 guests including students, families, mentors, business coaches, corporate partners, venture advisors, board members and friends of BUILD. Mayor Menino will give opening remarks. All volunteers can watch the Final Round Competition. (See Volunteers must be available on Saturday, June 2 from 8 am – 5 pm.  There are 2 shifts available: Morning Shift from 8 am to 1 pm, and Afternoon Shift from 11:00 am – 5 pm.  There will also be a Volunteer Orientation on May 31st from 6-9 pm at Northeastern. If you are available, please email Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Morgan at

BUILD uses entrepreneurship to propel disconnected, low-income youth through high school to college. Through a four-year program that helps students develop and run their own small businesses, BUILD supplements traditional school with real-world business experiences and critical skill-building for the future.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Volunteers needed Weds, May 30

The Center for STEM Education needs your help! We’re having an event for 175 eighth-graders from local Boston schools on Wednesday, May 30 and we’re looking for students from all majors and backgrounds to answer questions about college.

We need volunteers to be on student panels, give campus tours and have lunch with students.

If you’re interested in helping on May 30, please reply to Lauren Horn ( with the time frame(s) you’re available to help out.

10:10-11:10 student panels and student-led campus tours

11:00-12:00 student panels and student-led campus tours

11:50-12:45 lunch

Pretty please forward this to your friends and student groups who might be interested in helping youth learn about college life.

Thank you! Please email if you have any questions.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Roslindale Community Center hiring afterschool and vacation teachers

From the Roslindale Community Center:

The Roslindale Community Center currently has two openings for after school teachers.  School year hours are 2 PM to 6 PM (M-F, 20 hrs) and during the summer (July-August) vacation program and school year vacation weeks it is 8 AM to 6 PM (M-F, 35 hrs).

An Early Education and Care (EEC) certificate is required.  Alternately, the applicant must have sufficient background that will assure that an EEC certificate can be obtained.  All applicants must pass a CORI/SORI background check as well.

A full write-up is at our web site at:

This is an opening with the Roslindale Community School Council, Inc. THIS IS NOT A CITY OF BOSTON JOB.

Applicants can send hard-copy resumes by fax or postal mail, or e-mail them to us.  Contact address and numbers are on the web site or they can e-mail it in care of:

Alternately, we can take messages for call back (voice mail) at 617-942-1120.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Judges needed for middle school science fair in Revere

Judges are needed for the Middle School Science Fair on Wednesday, April 11 at the Rumney Marsh Academy in Revere (American Legion Highway  Revere, MA 02151). 

Judges should arrive at 9:30 for a brief orientation and then judge from 10-12.

E-mail Lianne O'Hara at to RSVP.

Welcome to the Center for STEM Education's K-12 Outreach Blog!

WHO WE ARE: The Center for STEM Education is a Northeastern center focused on increasing opportunities and awareness in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields for students, especially those from backgrounds currently underrepresented in these careers. We work closely with our community to accomplish this goal, and have many volunteer opportunities both on campus and in the schools and communities in which we work.
VOLUNTEERING: Whether you are passionate about enhancing math and science education for K-12 students, want to get more involved in your community, or just want to fulfill some required volunteer hours, you've come to the right place! Read about our upcoming volunteer opportunities in the blog below, and then click on the link for the event in the right-hand column to register. We offer both ongoing and one-day volunteer opportunities, and new events are being added all of the time. We encourage you to also use this blog to discuss your current service experiences with other students at NU!

We also encourage you to refer to the resources provided to gain a deeper understanding of your role as a volunteer and the community that you will be serving.