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In 2004, the Senior Scientists and Engineers (SSE) and AAAS formed the AAAS/SSE STEM Volunteer Program to support K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, foster STEM literacy and motivate students to pursue STEM careers.
The Program recruits volunteers from the science, engineering, and medical communities in the Washington DC Metro area. It is based on RE-SEED and TOPS, volunteer efforts launched in the mid-1990s.
AAAS/SSE STEM volunteers:
-Are matched with a local teacher based on mutual needs and interests
-Visit the classroom on average one day each week during the school year
-Provide assistance in the classroom as determined by you and the teacher
Once in the classroom, volunteers can:
-Encourage students to ask questions about STEM topics
-Relate science to a student’s daily life
-Assist teachers with science fairs
-Plan engaging field trips with teachers
-Offer insights on a specific field of science
-Complement teacher's lessons with personal perspective
-Advise students during lab experiments and scientific investigations
-Work with teachers to enhance course content or design special lessons
For information about the AAAS-SSE program, please contact:
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