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STEM Volunteer Program

Hosted by: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Date

Ongoing Opportunity

Time

Contact coordinator for times

Contact

Juli Staiano
jstaiano@aaas.org
202-326-7028

About STEM Volunteer Program

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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

Application Process

For information about the AAAS-SSE program, please contact:
Betty Calinger
bcalinge@aaas.org


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