Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Graduate Student Needed

Graduate Student Needed
Bridge to AP Chemistry

The STEM Center will be co-sponsoring a summer program for Boston Public Schools high school AP Chemistry students at Northeastern University on June 21-24 and August 30-31 from 7:30 am – 2:30 pm. We are looking to hire one to two graduate chemistry students to help with Bridge.

Your responsibilities will include helping to prep the lab materials prior to the start of Bridge (on your own schedule); set-up the lab materials for each session on each of the six days; explain the lab protocol to the students; monitor student learning and safe lab practice during the experiment; and clean up. Each AP Chemistry teacher is responsible for explaining the background knowledge related to the lab, monitoring student behavior and classroom management, and making sure that the students are engaged, learning, and safe.

Graduate students will be paid at a rate of $15.00 to attend 1 planning meeting, pre-Bridge lab prep, Bridge, and clean-up. We estimate that the total amount of time related to Bridge will be 45-50 hours.

If you are interested, please contact Allison Scheff at or by phone at 617.287.5632.

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