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.

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.