Friday, December 16, 2011

Spring Opportunities: Paid, work study and volunteer positions available!

It’s that time again and we need the help of some NU students!
The Center for STEM Education has openings for volunteer, work study and paid positions for the spring semester.

Positions are available on campus, and off campus at two local Boston K-8 schools.

On campus positions:
- Field trip coordinators and staff:
This would involve helping us run engineering field trips on campus for Boston students in grades 4-12. Our hands-on field trips cover topics such as renewable energy, biomechanics, river pollution and rockets. We need a few extra hands to join us for all or part of the field trips, working in small groups asking students questions about what they're learning and making sure they understand the activity and related concepts, and supervising lunch time!

Off campus positions:
Boston K-8 School opportunities at – the Curley in Jamaica Plain (just hop on the 39 bus in front of Northeastern) and Orchard Gardens in Roxbury (a quick walk from campus).
- TUTORS (We need general tutors; not just only STEM subjects)
- K-8 class in class assistants in special needs classrooms (many autistic classrooms)

If you have any interest in the positions listed above. Please email for more information!

Monday, December 5, 2011

National STEM Video Game Challenge

The 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge is launched in partnership with Digital Promise, a new initiative created by the President and Congress, supported through the Department of Education. The initiative is designed to unlock the promise of breakthrough technologies to transform teaching and learning.
College and Graduate students can enter as individual designers or in teams of up to four.
Entrants will compete for
  • Funds: a pool of $30k in seed money for the refinement, research, marketing and distribution of your game
  • Research: The Joan Ganz Cooney Center research team will work with the winners to identify potential scalable outcomes of the submission
  • Expertise: Additional advice will be offered from industry experts
  • Publicity: Recognition in press, online channels and select publications
What are the different Challenge Entry Streams?
Individuals or teams of up to 4

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.