Monday, December 6, 2010

January/February Volunteering

On Saturday, January 22, volunteers are needed for the Future City Competition for middle school students, who will come to the Curry Student Center to learn about engineering and construct "cities of the future"!

On February 5, volunteers are also needed for the Building Bridges Program for high school students, to help with set-up, check-in, and other items.

Please email to volunteer!

Building Bridges Volunteer Opportunity for 12/10

We are hosting approximately 115 high school students on Friday Dec. 10, 2010 for our Bi-Annual Building Bridges program once again. The program provides a full day of interactive sessions across each of the engineering disciplines for high school students.

We are looking for NEU student volunteers escort a specific group to a session on campus and then drop them off, or be willing to pick up a specific group from a session on campus and take them to the next activity on campus.

The three pick-up and/or drop-off times are as follows:


>>> Session A runs from 10:00am to 11:00am
>>> Session B runs from 11:15am to 12:15pm
>>> Session C runs from 1:45pm to 2:45pm

We also need at least 2-3 students to help with registration from 8:30am to 9:50am at the Cabral Center in the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute.

Please email to volunteer!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Curley K-8 School's Math Night Volunteer Opportunity!

Good day,
Are you a passionate volunteer? Are you looking for an opportunity to help those in the community? If you are community oriented and believe in making a difference in that next generation of future leaders, then join the Center for STEM Education as we assist with The Curley K-8 School's Math Night! This event will take place on November 16, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Northeastern students make AMAZING volunteers, please join us as we assist with math homework for the students at The Curley K-8 school. If you are interested please email the Center for STEM Education at or call us at (617) 373-8380. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Science Fair Advisors Needed!

The James P. Timilty Middle School services a myriad of students from the age of 11-14 who first language is not English. We are in need of assistance in preparing the students for their Science Fair Project in addition to a plethora of other written assignments. Any and all assistance is welcomed. Our best time for tutoring is on Mondays and Wednesday from 3-4pm.

If you are interested, please email!

Our Mission
The James P. Timilty Middle School's Mission is to prepare all students to meet the challenges of the 21st century successfully. We are charged with cultivating the academic, social and emotional well-being of America’s children. We must develop our students to be confident, intelligent problem solvers who will become the leaders of the next century.

Our Philosophy
All children can and do learn everyday. It is the responsibility of our administrators, teachers, and parents to join together to find the formula that allows every child to develop the skills necessary to become positive contributors in our society.

Our Staff
We have an experienced and dedicated group of teachers and administrators. Each teacher strives to create a supportive and challenging classroom atmosphere to encourage students to participate.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Show Me the Science Success

On October 9th, girls from the Greater Boston area spent their Saturday morning learning about science! The Science Club for Girls Northeastern chapter hosted the Show Me the Science! event where the girls participating in inquiry-based learning. Several Northeastern student groups ran activity tables to engage the students in learning through doing.

Check out photos here

Monday, September 20, 2010

Science Club for Girls Show Me the Science

Lend a hand as Northeastern's brand-new chapter of the Science Club for Girls hosts their Show Me the Science event! Science Club for Girls is looking for STEM student groups and volunteers run activity tables of 10-12 minute science experiments or demonstrations for K-6th grade students, who rotate amongst all of the tables to learn about all of the area of science through hands-on engagement.
WHEN: Saturday, October 9th
WHERE:Curry Student Center Ballroom
TIME:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WHAT:Volunteers are needed to run the science activity tables and/or assist with event set-up and clean-up.

Contact Stephanie at if you are interested!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers for West End Children's Festival

Saturday, August 21, noon - 4pm. West End complex (If you lived here, you'd be home right now.) Will do model bridges/human bridges with Iron Man, balloon towers, water testing, storybook reading and build your dream castle with Tinker Bell. Future City will have a table, also. We will be next to MWRA and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Free parking, tons of fun, and plenty to eat. Theme this year is "International Flavors" so the food should be better than ever. Volunteer with

Need TInker Bell and Iron Man -- have costumes!

Design Squad event in Fenway Park, Aug 27
Design Squad, PBS’ reality engineering show, will be taking part in the Boston Public Schools Middle O event at Fenway this year and we’re looking for volunteers to help do a Design Squad activity with kids. This will be a great chance to hang out at Fenway, meet some fellow engineers and engineering students and do fun hands-on activities! Here are the details:

Friday, August 27th, 5 to 7:30 PM
Volunteer shift: 4:15 to 7:30 PM (any help with clean-up would also be greatly appreciated!)

We will be doing the Design Squad Pop Fly activity with 6th graders who will be entering a BPS middle school this fall.

You! And any other engineers or engineering students you know who want to help get kids excited about engineering!

If you’d like to volunteer (or if you have questions) please email Margot Sigur, Outreach Production Coordinator at WGBH, at If you have friends or colleagues who you think would enjoy this, please forward this email along to them! We’ll provide you with snacks and a Design Squad T-shirt in exchange for your help on this event.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

IRobot - SPARK Ambassador Intern Position

SPARK Ambassador - Intern Position - STEM Outreach Program

iRobot delivers innovative robots that are making a difference in people’s lives. From cleaning floors to disarming explosives, we constantly strive to find better ways to tackle dull, dirty and dangerous missions—with better results.
SPARK (Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotics Knowledge) is iRobot’s educational outreach program to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for students in kindergarten through college.

Location: Based in Bedford, MA; requires travel throughout MA

We seek an outgoing, energetic Intern to represent SPARK as part of a program called “20 in 20.” The position is for approximately 100 hours spread over the course of 5 months, primarily on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For this role we are looking for a personable, enthusiastic team player who is willing to travel to 20 selected schools throughout Massachusetts to give interactive robot presentations. The ideal candidate must be comfortable talking to large groups of students ranging from ages 5-18. iRobot will provide presentation material and training. After completing training, this individual must be able to make these robotics demonstrations fun and exciting to students. The candidate must have a “can-do” attitude and act as a positive role model while visiting schools.
This position offers a unique opportunity to inspire thousands of students throughout the state, exciting them about robotics and STEM education.

• Working towards a Masters and/or Bachelor’s degree
• Public speaking abilities in front of children
• Creative and able to think on their feet
• High energy with children
• Ability to work with a team
• Familiar with social networking including Twitter and Facebook
• Flexible schedule during school hours (7am-4pm)
• Valid driver’s license and vehicle
• Pass a CORI background check
• US Citizen or green card holder
• Some familiarity with robotics (either through school or as an outside interest) is preferred
• A major in education, robotics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, or other related field is a plus

Please e-mail resume to Kristin Coyle,, with “SPARK Ambassador” in the Subject line.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Summer Job Opportunity

UMASS Boston Urban Scholars PROGRAM

2010 Colors of Success


The UMASS Boston Urban Scholars Program is a year-round program featuring advanced after-school classes, seminars, tutoring, supervised study, and a seven week Summer Institute for Boston Public Youth in grades 6th-12th. The Urban Scholars community believes that education is at the core of a successful, enriching life. We offer gifted and academically talented students a comfortable environment promoting learning and educational

During the Summer Institute the Core Staff, Instructors and Interns work with students to build the skills and motivation necessary for achievement at the highest level of their potential. During the seven weeks of the Summer Institute, we work together to educate, inspire, develop, promote students to be better students and better citizens.

Propose a Hands on Project Based Course

Math: Algebra, Geometry, Statistics,
Economics, Etc.

Science: Environmental, Biology, Zoology,
Oceanography, Chemistry, Etc.

Job Description:

Urban Scholars provides talented educators with an opportunity to propose and teach their dream class.

Teach course(s) Monday thru Thursday between 9:00AM-12:55PM

Proposes to teach the same course twice or teach two completely different courses

Propose to teach 6th ,7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and/or 11th grades

Serve as a mentor to a undergraduate college student serving as your TA

Work with your TA throughout the seven weeks to provide a cohesive environment for the students

Attend weekly instructor meetings every Thursday 1:00PM-2:00PM

Serve as a Judge for Field Day

Attend USCAR our Awards ceremony on Friday August 13th

Option to plan and implement a workshop on Friday in a subject/area that you are passionate and knowledgeable about.


MUST be able to commit to the entire summer June 28th -August 13th (with the exception of fill time job responsibilities) and attend all day orientations on Wednesday June 16th & Thursday June17th.

Posses a Bachelors degree in a relevant field.

Experience working with urban middle and high school students preferred

Demonstrated teaching philosophy and methods that encourage the development of active and independent learning habits.

Experience teaching hands-on project based courses

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement curricula


Instructors will be paid $2,340 per course (Courses are 1 hour and 15 minutes. Instructors have a 4 day work week; off on Fridays)

To apply or for more information: fax: 617.287.5818

Send resume and course proposal(s)/syllabus no later than May 14th, 2010

Class Proposal(s)/syllabus need to include the following information:

Course title, Main idea topic(s), Procedures, Grade (s) level preferred, Subject of course, Prerequisites of students, Goals, Week by week outline, Evaluation/ Assessment, Instructional aids materials or tools references, Over overarching class project, Other.

(This is not a Northeastern University program)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Time to Invent Club - WGBH

Time To Invent Club

Innovation and invention are cornerstones of American society, but not all young people have role models to open doors in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). WGBH and the Lemelson Foundation are meeting this need through the creation of a new program, the Time To Invent Club. The program, which started this year in the Boston area, places young STEM professionals and college students in after-school programs once a week. Working with a group of kids ages 10-12, the mentors use a stepped-out curriculum that inspires youth to explore invention. The program will return in the 2010-2011 academic year in sites around Boston and Worcester.

Goals of the Program

Expose disadvantaged youth to the design process through fun, hands-on activities
Build meaningful relationships between mentors and youth
Inspire kids to continue their exploration of science, math, and engineering
Introduce youth to STEM careers

Roles of Mentors

Each after-school site has two mentors that co-lead the weekly hour-long program. Mentors:

o Have fun working with kids to unleash their creative abilities

o Strengthen their leadership and teaching skills

o Receive training and a stepped-out curriculum

o Get a stipend for program supplies

o Enjoy the support of program staff, fellow mentors, and after-school leaders

o Raise the community service profile of their company or institution

Requirements of Mentors

In addition to having the excitement to inspire kids, mentors are asked to:

o Commit to volunteering for 2-hours per week for 16 weeks during the academic year (set-up and break-down included)

o Attend a fall and spring training (dates TBD)

o Get to and from after-school site

o Collect necessary materials for weekly activities using the stipend

o Participate in program evaluation conducted by Concord Evaluation Group

o Gain clearance on background check

Want to Become a Mentor?

We are beginning to recruit new mentors for the 2010-2011 academic year. If you study or work in a STEM field and want to inspire kids, we’d love to hear from you! Interested?

Please Contact:

Liza Silverman

Educational Outreach, WGBH

Phone: (617) 300-3642 or Email:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Summer job opportunity!

Camp counselors needed!

If you have experience working with urban middle school students and are looking for a job on campus this summer, apply for a position with the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at Northeastern. Day and overnight counselors are needed.

To learn more about the camp, visit To apply, check out the Northeastern Student Employment website in the Self-Service tab of the MyNEU site. conduct an Advanced Search under the keyword “Camp.”

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.