Science is Elementary (SiE) is seeking to partner with UC Berkeley’s Mechanical Engineering department to engage your professors and graduate students in a high reward, low commitment volunteer opportunity. We are recruiting STEM professionals to facilitate hands-on science and engineering experiments with local underserved elementary school students. SiE is partnering with schools in Oakland to provide engaging, inquiry-driven science lessons starting in September.
Science is Elementary seeks to effect systemic change in elementary science education and wants all children realize science is awesome and use its principles to better their lives. Having volunteers enables us to provide individualized attention for students, and establish mentor relationships. It’s a minimal time commitment – 2 hours a month from September 2018-May 2019. Volunteers will learn, experience joy, and make a difference in the lives of some amazing students.
You can learn more about volunteering here. We would appreciate the opportunity to send out a volunteer request on your internal listserv. If interested, I can send you the information to put onto the listserv. If you have any further questions about the organization or can engage in any other ways to help us spread the word about volunteering please let me know.